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· February, 2007

Stories about Humanitarian Response from February, 2007

The Balkans: Bloggers Discuss the ICJ Verdict

  28 February 2007

On Monday, after nearly ten months of deliberation, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) declared that the 1995 Srebrenica Massacre was an act of genocide, but that the pattern of the atrocities committed by Bosnian Serbs during the 1992-1995 war (which claimed more than 100,000 lives) was “too broad” to...

Arabisc: A Pictorial Tour of North Africa

  28 February 2007

There is one word to describe this picture taken by American blogger Cory Driver, who is based in Morocco, and it is wow! Not being a photography critic, however, I am reserving my exclamation for the amazing work Driver is involved with in Moroccan villages, including that of Tattiwin, located...

Botswana: working with children with HIV/AIDS

  27 February 2007

Dr. Tamara Todd blogs about her experience as a pediatrician working with children with HIV/AIDS in Botswana, “My days are filled with patient rounds, counseling parents, teaching the medical officers and interns, running around the hospital tracking down x-rays and lab results, and reading up furiously to gain insight into...

Iraq – Life, Death, Rape and Execution

  25 February 2007

Stories of life in Iraq have been so varied this past week. In this post I hope to give a cross section on how life is for Iraqis in a world of violence and general insecurity. My condolences go out to Konfused Kid whose uncle, the only Shia in the...

Iran:Remember fired bus drivers

  25 February 2007

Several people demonstrated in front of a Court building where Mansour Osanloo,bus syndicate leader,was judged yesterday. Demonstrators asked that fired bus drivers back to work. Osanloo and other bus drivers are in trouble because they launched a strike and ask for better work conditions.You can see photos in Revolt68.

Iran: War and Human Rights Concerns

  22 February 2007

Concerns about a war between Iran and the US are growing in the Iranian blogosphere by the day. While Iran refuses to halt its uranium enrichment programme, despite the United Nation's resolution 1737, it is also being accused by the US of sending bombs to Iraq. Iran considers the enrichment...

China: Blood Money

  16 February 2007

Toadi from interlocals.net has translated a recent report from Huaxia Times(zh) on the operation of a blood collection station in Shanxi where blood plamas is extracted from rural pleasants like a factory to supply a pharmaceutical manufacturer in Beijing.

Russia: Dog Life

  15 February 2007

LJ user drugoi posts a photo story (RUS) about the kind man Ilya and his 44 dogs, many of them legless or otherwise disabled, living in a house outside Moscow: “For almost 20 years already he's been adopting these street dogs, treating them and leaving them to live with him....

Sudan: candlelight vigil for Darfur

  14 February 2007

Sudanese Thinker announces the candlelight vigil for Darfur, “A huge thank you to the American Islamic Congress and all others involved for launching a Muslim and Arab initiative to help the people in Darfur.”

Sudan: unpaid peacekeepers

  14 February 2007

Soldier of Africa reports that the African Union does not pay its peacekeepers on time, “When I returned from my leave in early January I received my money for October and that was the last money I have seen. This situation of late payments by the AU has been ongoing...

Japan: anti whaling

  12 February 2007

James from Japan Probe blogs about the anti-whaling action with a youtube video taken from the perspectives of Japanese whalers.

Touring Libyan Blogs

  12 February 2007

The discussion continues from last week again on AngloLibyan who has brought up the topic of the Libyan AIDS stricken children as an offshoot of the previous week’s discussion about the Libyan AIDS stricken children. Anglo Libyan highlighted this time the double standards carried out and the possibility of miscarriage...

China: rescuing cats

  12 February 2007

Ai wei wei blogs about a rescuing cats action in Tianjian. More than 400 cats were rescued from the hand of illegal cat trader (zh). Some of the photos can be found here.

China: The west is red

  11 February 2007

If you're still up in the air over what to do over the Chinese New Year holiday, or if you just happen to have a couple weeks off, you could always go to China's impoverished inland region and participate in the construction of the new socialist countryside. Southern Rural News...

Ugandan Blogosphere: Juba Peace Talks and Best of Blogs

  10 February 2007

If the activity in January and early February is a sign of things to come, 2007 promises to be a banner year for relevancy, engagement and quality of content in the Ugandan blogosphere. The Juba Peace Talks between the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and the Government of Uganda, whose wheels...

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