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· June, 2006

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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