South Sudan http://iowapublicradio.org en ISU Graduate Stranded in South Sudan Amid War http://iowapublicradio.org/post/isu-graduate-stranded-south-sudan-amid-war <p>A young man who came to Iowa in 1999 as a refugee from South Sudan, has been trapped in his home country since violence broke out in December.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a teenager, Joseph </span>Yassin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> immigrated to Des Moines with his family, all war refugees from South Sudan.</span></p><p>Soon after he graduated from Iowa State University in 2011, Yassin returned to the newly independent country to work for an international development agency.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:06:13 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 37930 at http://iowapublicradio.org ISU Graduate Stranded in South Sudan Amid War Iowa Surgeon Helping Refugees in South Sudan http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-surgeon-helping-refugees-south-sudan <p>An Iowa doctor is preparing to come home after spending the past couple of weeks doing relief work in a part of the world facing one of the worst refugee crises in memory.</p><p>Dr. Alan Koslow is a vascular surgeon from Des Moines. He landed in South Sudan about two weeks ago, in an area where tens of thousands of refugees have been fleeing violence and famine across the border in Sudan.</p><p>Koslow spoke with IPR&#39;s Sarah McCammon through an internet phone from the South Sudanese capital of Juba.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:48:08 +0000 Sarah McCammon 4627 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Surgeon Helping Refugees in South Sudan