Stories about Humanitarian Response from June, 2006
China: Those left behind
Seen on Andrés Gentry's eponymous blog is a short but wrenching video looking at those left behind in China's mad rush towards development, including video shot by the villagers themselves of those being forcefully evicted and defending themselves from armed attacks by the police.
Sudan: No humanitarian access to Darfur
Sudan Reeves writes a commentary on “The Meaning of Khartoum’s Suspension of Humanitarian Access to Darfur”
China: Braving breast cancer
“They meet for tea and chip in,” writes OneManBandwith blogger Lonnie Hodge of a close group of terminal breast cancer patients in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou in ‘The China Cancer Report: Ms. Yue and the League of Extraordinary Chinese Women,’ “even though all their resources are meager…They become...
Cayman Islands: Dogs and responsibility
Cayblogger runs over a dog with his car, but don't think for a moment that he's sorry.
Armenia: House Blessing
Onnik Krikorian reports on and has photographs from the blessing of a house built by Habitat for Humanity in Armenia.
Darfur: still waiting for AU troops
Passion of the Present points to an article on the lack of AU troops in Darfur – too little and too late!
Iran: Hope & Homeless People
Dark Dreams has published several photos from sleeping homeless people in Iran and writes ” life goes on we have hope”.
The Balkans: Comment on Srebrenica
Srebrenica Genocide Blog responds to an anonymous commenter's “attempt to justify Srebrenica massacre.”
Sudan: Aid being cut off due to infighting
Sudan Watch points to an AP report which details infighting between rebel factions in Sudan and which is causing hundreds of thousands of people to be cut off from aid.
Russia: Comparing the Chechen War to Iraq
Sean Guillory analyzes whether the war in Iraq can be compared to the war in Chechnya: “And I’m sure American politicians and policy makers would be delighted to have the problems Putin has in Chechnya. But as the current moment shows both Iraq and Chechnya are worlds apart. Still, a...
Kenya: People made homeless
Squatter City points to a report from Kenya where thousands have been made homeless after being evicted.
China: eating cat
There have been much reports about the tradition of cat eating in southern China. What is new this time is that netizen has organized animal rights protest against such tradition. ESWN has a full translation of the recent development.
China: Disable certificate
Joel Martinsen in Danwei translated a local news story about an encounter between a train attendant and a disable man, asking for the disable certificate for his train ticket. Even though the disable man only had one leg the attendant insisted to have the document, finally another passenger stood up...
South Korea: Call for International Support in Daechuri
An annoucement was put up in Days in Daechuri (a U.S military base in S.Korea) to call for international support to protect the farmers against forced evictions. A foriegner's house is being organized to facilitate visits for foriegn journalists interested in learning about Daechuri and the surrounding area's struggle, and...
Taiwan: ipod sweatshop
The breaking news of ipod sweatshop in China has been picked up by Taiwan Citizen journalism (zh) website Coolloud as the contracting company Foxconn (registered in Hong Kong) is owned by a Taiwanese multi-national corporate Hon Hai. According to the report workers work 15 hours a week while earning USD...
Armenia: Habitat for Humanity
Onnik Krikorian reports on Habitat for Humanity's work in Armenia.
Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome
Phew, what a week in Iraq blogs. The assassination of Zarqawi caused a flood of blog posts and this on top of another flood of quality thoughts from the Iraqi bloggers. Here is the cream of the crop. And read on to find out why one blogger wants to send...
Sri Lanka: Tsunami Refugee Camp
Shimmi has a compelling photograph of girls in a Tsunami refugee camp.
Hong Kong: Bus Uncle attacked
Bus Uncle, whose rise to infamy was aided largely by the translations of EastSouthWestNorth blogger Roland Soong is, as seen in Soong's most recent post on the subject, starting to see his fortunes turn. Soong translates: “Bus Uncle was assaulted in Mongkok when four people charged into the restaurant where...
HIV – Death by Diplomacy
Leading African HIV activists and other campaigners from around the world are anxious that previous gains made at the international level five years ago. Olivia Phiri, Zambian blogger at Real Life of a Journalist reports on appeals made to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. Activists are concerned that the outcome...
Bring the world of Bangla Blogs to GV
Bangla or the Bengali language is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world today. It is the official language in Bangladesh and one of the official languages in India, where it is the second most commonly spoken language after Hindi. In India, Bangla is mainly spoken across...