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· July, 2006

Stories about Humanitarian Response from July, 2006

This Week In Palestinian Blogs: World On Fire

While the flames of war engulf Lebanon, Gaza is still under attack. Many of the victims have been Palestinian children, some barely a year old; and as their families prepare to burry them Haitham Sabbah asks the fundemental question: “How shall we forget? How shall we forgive?” As sound of...

Singapore: Remembering Cambodia

  25 July 2006

The death of a Khmer Rouge operative reminds the blogger at nofearSingapore of the time when the Khmer Rouge regime was overthrown. The blogger talks about the geopolitics of the time when other South East Asian countries and western powers were fearful of Vietnamese intentions.

Hong Kong:

  24 July 2006

Yeahayeah blogs about the demonstration against Israelis bombing in Lebanon in Hong Kong (zh).

What Salvadoran bloggers are saying — volunteer edition

  22 July 2006

Typically my bi-weekly posts concentrate on what native Salvadorans are writing in their blogs about their country. This time I will concentrate on the blogs of people volunteering their time in El Salvador. A blogger who goes by the handle Jefferson, has started a blog to chronicle his time in...

African Women: Call for Nominations

  21 July 2006

African Women posts a call for nominations for the African Women of Distinction book and video exhibition scheduled for December 2006. The aim, the announcement says, is to profile the stories and work of 20 women in Africa who embody the essence of leadership, determination, and innovation in addressing social,...

French-Speaking Bloggers on Rabat Conference on Migration

What Will the Conference Bring? Says France-based African blogger Le Pangolin, Du 10 au 11 juillet 2006, s'est tenue à Rabat au Maroc, la première rencontre interministérielle euro-africaine sur les problèmes des migrations entre ces deux continents.Elle a regroupé 57 pays africains et européens et certaines organisations humanitaires qui se...

Bangla blogs discuss the Levant, war and violence

As the Israel-Lebanon conflict reaches alarming proportions, the heat can be felt as far as the Bangla blogosphere. While the bloggers here are unanimous in their denouncement of the escalating violence in the Levant, they are however, divided in their opinions about who should be held responsible for the current...

China: corpses trade

  19 July 2006

OneManBandWidth discusses the good and the bad side of the news concerning the banning of trade and commercial use of corpses in China.

Taiwan: human trafficking

  19 July 2006

David discusses about the US State Department downgraded Taiwan to its “tier two” watch list in its latest Trafficking in Persons Report in jujuflop. He hopes that the report can give pressure to improve the human rights of overseas migrants (brides, workers and maids).

China: How do you say RSS feed in Chinese again?

  18 July 2006

One day soon, when content flow between Chinese and English websites reaches a reciprocal balance, when newspapers, textbooks and bloggers everywhere go bilingual, how well-positioned will you be? It's not an easy question to answer, and keeping a foot firmly planted on the ground on both sides of the fence...

China: AIDS orphans

  17 July 2006

Zhen Jin yan writes about how AIDS orphans (whose parents were diseased by AIDS) in China were rejected by social institutes, such as hospital and orphanage (zh), even though the government's has officially annouced to give special care to these orphans.

China: the most beautiful reporter in China

  16 July 2006

ESWN puts together forum posts and news concerning how a woman reporter Cao Aiwen put her work aside and tried to rescue a drowned girl. She was then crowned by netizen the most beautiful female reporter in China.

Across West Africa this week

  13 July 2006

We start this week's blog round-up with Under the Acacias who blogs: Osama bin Laden in Burkina Faso The face of Osama bin Laden glared down at me from his camel, a kalashnikov gun in his hand. Fortunately, he was only on the front of a t-shirt of a young...

Sudan: Appeal to G8

  12 July 2006

G8 leaders meeting in St. Petersburg on July 15-17 should firmly tell the Sudanese government that it must immediately accept the deployment of a United Nations force to protect civilians in Darfur, Human Rights Watch Africa says.

India: Bloggers react to the bomb blasts in Mumbai

  11 July 2006

Mumbai was hit by serial blasts today. Commuters in trains on one of the railway lines (Western Railway) were killed by bombs that went off in seven different trains. The blasts occured around 1825 hrs, which is the peak hour for commute in Mumbai, as office goers leave South Mumbai...

Palestine: No American Entry

Palestinian is reporting that, for the first time since 1967, Israel in now barring entry of Americans into the West Bank. The campaign is asking American congressmen to demand that Israel explain why it is preventing American citizens and humanitarian relief workers into the territories while U.S. gives Israel $12...

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