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· May, 2006

Stories about Humanitarian Response 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...

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...

Zimbabwe: Murambatsvina

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Serbia & Montenegro: Photos of the Missing Albanians of Kosovo

Doug Muir of A Fistful of Euros writes about a wall of photos of 2,000 missing Albanians next to the government building in Pristina, Kosovo, the story behind these photos...

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....

Guatemala: Video of Hurricane Stan and the Weekend's Orange Alert

Patrick of the Guatemala Solidarity Network Blog has posted a 13 minute video of “what it was like in Panajachel when Stan struck last year.” In a followup post, he...

Sudan: UN Assessement in Darfur

The Sudanese Thinker reports that Sudan has finally agreed to a UN Assessment Mission to go to Darfur

Russia: Putin Helps WWII Veteran

Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog writes about a Russian WWII veteran from Voronezh who had been left without his veteran's pension by the local government, until the TV – and...

China: Three gorges dam

“They might have moved 1.3 million people, flooded archeological wonders and more,” says Simon at Simon World with a post on and a link to photos of the recently-completed Three...

Haitian Diaspora: Franco-Haitian Solidarity Meeting

CollectifHaitideProvence announces (Fr) they received an invitation by Collectif Haitien de France [Haitian Collective of France] to participate in a series of meetings taking place June 3 and 4. The...

Belarus: A Band to Help Chernobyl Children

TOL's Belarus Blog reports that a band called Thievery Corporation has released a new single on iTunes: the proceeds of the downloads of the song will go to the Chernobyl...

Trinidad and Tobago: HIV/AIDS memorial service

Elspeth at Now Is Wow describes an HIV/AIDS candlelight memorial service held in Arima in east Trinidad, and explains why unexpected strong winds may have put out the lights but...

Sudan: Living in Southern limbo

The Passion of the Present points to two stories in Newsday on building new lives in post war southern Sudan. No work and no school and little change.

Zimbabwe: Remembering Murambatsvina

Operation Drive Out Trash – One Year On – Last year on 18th May the police in Harare began the systematic destruction of what were deemed to be illegal dwellings....

China: Three gorges update

An update on an old but ongoing environmental story from AB at Me Old China: “As the construction of the Three Gorges Dam comes to an end, the battle for...

Helping the Homeless in Moscow

LJ user beth4ever accidentally discovered (online) a group of volunteers feeding the homeless in the Moscow subway and at train stations, and decided to join them. Here's her account (RUS),...

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