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· March, 2006

Stories about Humanitarian Response from March, 2006

Uganda: Conflict

Uganda Conflict Action Network reports that the “current rate of death from the war in northern Uganda is three times higher than [that] in Iraq following the US invasion.” Facts...

China: Convenient humanitarianism

In his post “Arab Leaders Ignore Chinese,” lordgenius at China Intel mentions an upcoming meeting between the Arab League and the Chinese Communist Party in Sudan which will focus on...

Kenya: police evict squatters

Squatter City reports that Kenyan police have “torched” 1500 homes that were built on the edge of the national parks and forests.

11 Quakes Hit Southern Iran

Early Saturday morning (at approximately 07 GMT), an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8, struck in Southern Iran, as measured by the USGS. With the given depth of 44 km...

Belarus: Post-Crackdown Belarus

Ivan Lenin – formerly of Minsk, now of New York – translates a post by LJ user lipski, a Minsk resident, on who benefits from the Oktyabrskaya Sq. crackdown, and...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

This week is a week of rememberance. It is the third anniversary of the start of the Iraq war and the Iraq bloggers are commenting on the hopes at the...

The (virtual) life of a regional editor

GVO's South Asia editor podcasts about her online activities

Japan, China: Organ Market

OhmyNews! reports that a growing number of Japanese are seeking organ transplants in China, where lax regulations and a high number of executions make organs available for desperate buyers.

From Darfur to Avian Flu: Views from the Horn of Africa and Sudan

The Darfur crisis continues to dominate the English-speaking Sudanese blogosphere. The blog Coalition for Darfur quotes a World Food Program (WFP) report, which tells of rations of pulses, sugar and...

Rwanda: Testimony to genocide

Rwandan Survivors continues to publish the testimonies of survivors of the genocide. Here Ndamyina Gisanura speaks “The genocide didn't exactly start in 1994 – we could see signs of it...

Sudan: Darfur alert

Human Rights Action calls on 200,000 to stand in for the victims of atrocities in Darfur...”At least two million people have been forced to flee their homes—and are displaced in...

Sri Lanka: From Wadduwa

Webhamuva has an update from Wadduwa on post-Tsunami reconstruction.

Ethiopia: Drought update

Meskel Square posts another report on drought striken Oromia and Somali regions – a small amount of rain has fallen.

This Week in Palestinian Blogs: Children are Not Immune

Happy Women's Day to every Palestinian woman who has lost a father, brother, son or a husband. To all Palestinian women who are still languishing inside the Israeli prisons waiting...

Sudan: peace talks

Coalition for Darfur points to a report on peace talks between warring parties taking place in Abuja Nigeria. The AU mediator stated “If any party refuses to sign the enhanced...

Russia: Reuters and Wall Street Journal Coverage

Charlie Ganske of Russia Blog criticizes Reuters’ coverage of Russia's Middle East policies and responds to Richard Pipes’ Wall Street Journal piece (“emblematic of a deeper problem in how the...

Sudan: Eyewitness reports from Darfur

Passion of the Present points to two reports on Darfur from eye witnesses accounts on the violence. “As part of the “Tour of Darfur; Eyewitness to Genocide,” a national speaking...

DRC: Labika on ” The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”

At Renouveau Congolais, blogger JB Labika summarizes (FR) the entanglements of three strands of influence in the DRC as the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. He talks of the...

DRC: Towards elections or turbulence?

At Le Blog du Congolais, blogger Philippe Lomboto Liondjo questions (FR) whether elections will happen as scheduled on June 30, 2006. Liondjo thinks back to the aborted election of June...

Sudan: education for girls & women

Sudan Watch reports on an Irish aid NGO that is providing schools for girls and adult education for women in rural Sudan. She also points to a message on IWD...

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