Stories about Disaster from May, 2006
Kurdistance: NGO Project Update
Ok, so maybe the title of today's post is a little bit of a misnomer, but our commentators today all mention NGO projects…and I'll give you some extra links to other Kurdish NGO projects as well. Pearls of Iraq officially starts her purple ribbon campaign for the people of Iraq...
Indonesia: IM Conference Room for Quake Relief
DSC01549 Originally uploaded by Yulianta Ramelan. The World Wide Help Group is maintaining a live IM conference at all times for Java quake relief efforts using Yahoo Messenger so that bloggers and human beings around the planet can interact via the realtime conference room where they have five relief volunteers....
Indonesia: Quake Proof Housing
SarapanEkonomi wants the Indonesia government to make people aware of the importance of building earthquake proof houses. The blogger also asks the government to encourage people in quake-prone area to buy disaster insurance by giving them tax breaks.
This is Zimbabwe (Sokwanele) publishes a poem in honour of the victims of Murambatsvina last year when the Zimbabwean security forces brutally destroyed the homes of thousands of Zimbabweans poorest citizens.
Indonesia: Java Quake Help Wiki Needs Online Volunteers
In response to the Java Quake of 27th May, 2006, the World Wide Help Group have set up the Java Quake Help Wiki and since it was set up, in the past 24 hours they are coordinating disaster relief operations with major aid agencies and relief teams on the ground....
How to Help Indonesia Earthquake Victims
Members of International community who are very concerned with the Indonesia earthquake where the death toll exceeds 5,000 and many more thousands injured now can visit Merlyna Lim's blog where she is vigorously compiling various international and Indonesia aid relief agencies addresses. While Indonesia Help blog, a newly setup blog...
Estonia: “The Hole” Review
David McDuff of A Step At A Time reviews The Hole, a study on the sinking of Estonia, “a giant passenger and car ferry in the Baltic Sea in September 1994 which involved the deaths of nearly 1,000 people in the space of 35 minutes.”
Indonesia: Earthquake Relief
The World Wide Help team has set up Java Quake Help Wiki. The team is looking for online volunteers to help them with content and translation on the wiki as well as helping spread the word about the wiki. If you are interested you can email javaquake (at) worldwidehelp.info.
China: Blogger kills himself
Beijing-based author and China Life Shop blogger Shawn Matthews has committed suicide following several years combatting depression between Korea and China. More information from his close friend and No Problem blogger Jake here and Korea-based blogger Kevin here.
Indonesia: Earthquake Relief
Merlyna (via Enda Quicklinks) has compiled a list of charities that are accepting donations. “I have done a small research and found out that these charities are established and trusted organizations. Those located in the US are registered as public charity with 501 (c) (3) status. All of them have...
Indonesia: Seismographs and Scholarships
Amidst the flow of corporate donations in Indonesia after the quake, Yosef is looking for a donation of a different kind “Company A to rebuild the school, company B to rehabilitate the mosques and hospitals…donates tents or boxes of instant noodles, tea, mineral water…etc…But I'm awating texts like…smart guy donates...
Hong Kong: Tiananmen massacre remembered
Photos, translation and analysis from EastSouthWestNorth blogger Roland Soong look at the declining attendance of Hong Kong's annual commemorations of the 1989 military crackdown in Beijing which saw many students, workers and Beijing locals shot dead on the streets.
Special Indonesia Earthquake Blog
The helps and donations which come from around the globe on the 6.2 richter scale earthquake in Yogyakarta, Central Java, Indonesia have been heartening. Indonesians outside Yogyakarta also watch the post-earthquake news very closely some of them a bit confused as to how to make donation and to which institution...
Senegal: Conversations on Drowned Migrants
Senegalese blogger Seckasysteme has been keeping a close eye on thousands of migrants from Senegal who have attempted to reach Europe on clandestine rafts since the beginning of the year. Last week the blogger explained that 23 migrant hopefuls had been intercepted by Senegalese authorities on their way to the...
Indonesia: Earthquake in Java
Fatih Sayud has a post on the earthquake in Indonesia. The 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Java island just after dawn and caused the death of around 3000 people.
China: Christians and democrats forced to take sides
A small decision in a complicated affair which sent ripples all throughout China's social activist community has now bounced back through the blogsphere (via BBS’ first, of course). The facts are being still hammered out, but when three Chinese Christians—one being prominent legal scholar and veteran blogger Wang Yi—in attendance...
East Timor: Gunfire and Memories of National Day
tumbleweed in timor lorosae hears gunfire in East Timor and it reminds her of National Day celebrations in her native Singapore. “Instead of feeling terrified, I thought of how this crackling reminds me of joyous occasions. Probably the only time a normal Singaporean (read non-soldier or police) hears or sees...
Thailand: Thailand Floods
Bhojman at Meanderings blog is talking about early flooding in Thailand this year.
China: Typhoon preparation
Photos of China's People's Liberation Army preparing for last week's typhoon Chanchu which swept through the south-eastern corner of the country in The PLA Blows at myrick's Asiapundit. (via We Make Money Not Art)