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· November, 2006

Stories about Humanitarian Response from November, 2006

Bangladesh: Islam and Iraq

Or how I learned to stop worrying on a Muslim reaction to the situation in Iraq. “Who says that Muslims, just like everyone of good conscience, are not horrified by...

D.R. of Congo: volcanic eruption

Congo Rangers blog has a story about Mount Nyamulagira volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo, “Nyamulagira erupted on Monday 27th at approximately 1930. Ever since, lava from the...

Sudan: UN troops in Sudan?

Sudanese Thinker is trying to make sense of the deal between the Sudanese government and the United Nations, “Has Sudan really accepted the deal and is simply downplaying that fact?...

China: no big deal to die in demolition

Zhao mu blogs about a suicide note by Li Min-sheng in Shandong who hanged himself to death because of government's demolition project. The official response to Li's suicide was: people...

Arabisc: Bahraini Elections, Dying Children and Confusing Freedom!

Bahrain held its second Parliamentary elections in its modern history this week, with about 300,000 voters going to the polls. Amongst them was Bahraini blogger Haythoo, who hoped his ‘party’...

Sudan: Southern Sudanese are trapped

Africa Blogs explain why Southern Sudanese feel trapped, “Inside the mud-and-wattle structures, eating places by day and pubs by night, littering the Juba streets, people hurdle to discuss the future...

Palestine: UN Official Visit

Palestinian Dr Mona Al Farra reports the visit of a top United Nations humanitarian official to Beit Hanoun. She said residents turned out to see Louise Arbour, the U.N. high...

Sudan: Democratic victory, Darfur's loss

John Akec argues that the control of both the Senate and House by the Democratic majority after the US mid-term elections is a loss for South Sudan and Darfur, “I...

Sri Lanka: Loss of childhood and the ethnic conflict

The ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka has meant the loss of life, opportunity and innocence for many children. Indi.ca has a post on the issue. A heartbreaking photograph by Agron...

Sudan: we blog for Darfur

Grandiose Parlor writes about a new blogging initiative, We Blog for Darfur.

China: apart from dog, what else?

Positive solution posts a question concerning the one dog policy in China: If you start banning dogs on the grounds that they are potentially dangerous and a public nuisance, why...

Zimbabwe: silent death

Zimbabwean women left to die a silent death, writes This is Zimbabwe. This quote from a government minister might explain something: “We would be better off with only six million...

Kenya: floods in Garissa

Pictures of Garissa floods from Kikuyumoja's Realm.

Images from Guatemala: Doña Maria

Doña Maria by James Rodriguez Doña Maria, the family matriarch as noted by her white huipil (embroidered blouse) sits proudly in her kitchen. Doña Maria is just one of the...

Sudan: relief agency pulls out

The Norwegian Refugee Council pulls out of Darfur: One can always hope for the best, but I very much doubt that the NRC will be the last organization to quit...

Voices from South Asia

Bangladesh: Asif of Unheard Voices: Drishtipat Group Blog analyzes the current political situation in Bangladesh and urges all the Bangladeshis to take a non-partisan moral stand to get out of...

Moldova: Help Kids Learn English

Mihai Moscovici reports on how anyone can help Moldovan kids learn English: send children's books to Moldova-based Peace Corps Volunteer Andy Buchanan (who blogs at Random Musings on a Moldovan...

China: public murder of an old man

ESWN translated a BBS post in Wenxuecity about a public murder in Shenzhen committed by municipal administrators.

Cambodia: A Cambodian Wins Woman of the Year Award

Andy Brouwer is pleased that the Cambodian activist Somaly Mam was awarded the Woman of the Year award by the US magazine Glamour. In an earlier post, Andy has written...

China: meeting Dalai Lama

Zheng Jinyan blogs her meeting with Dalai Lama in New Delhi. Dalai's message is: “only if the Chinese government agreed, I would return immediately. I had no interest in politics,...

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