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· August, 2007

Stories about Humanitarian Response from August, 2007

Ukraine: Volunteerism Promotion

MoldovAnn bought her first car in Ukraine and has spent some time driving it in and around Kyiv, and now she's off for a week of traveling with a group...

Jamaica: “Miss Lou” Fundraiser to Benefit Dean Victims

Geoffrey Philp notes that part proceeds from an upcoming tribute and fundraiser honoring the late Jamaican cultural icon Louise Bennett-Coverley, will be donated to victims of Hurricane Dean.

Ukraine: Animal Shelter

On August 19, Ukrainian journalist Tanya Kremen paid a visit to an animal shelter located near a small town just outside Kyiv. Below are her impressions and thoughts, which she...

Tunisia: The Rich and Poor

According to official statistics, there are twice as many rich people than poor ones in Tunisia. Subzero Blue tells us why that really isn't the case.

Hong Kong: An Old Man Wishing To Live In Jail

Luqui Luwei commented on a recent news about an 78 years old man who committed a minor crime in order to go to the jail so that he could at...

Ukraine: Independence Day

Scenes from the Sidewalk and Ukrainiana write about Ukraine's Independence Day – today and 16 years ago.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: “Voluntourists”

Bosnia Vault links to a piece on “voluntourists” in Srebrenica.

Syria: Iraqi Refugee Crisis

Alive in Baghdad brings us yet another heartbreaking story about the suffering of Iraqi refugees in Syria and suggests ways of helping them in this post.

Tanzania: Buy a calendar to support a school

Support the School of St. Jude in Arusha, Tanzania, by ordering their 2008 calendar: “A School of St Jude calendar is the perfect gift for that person for whom it...

Russia: Down's Syndrome Association

Maaskva: Nashimi Glazami translates the first part of an interview with Marina Tsarkova, one of the co-founders of Russia's Down's Syndrome Association.

Will Sudan Always be Africa's Largest Country?

As the Sudanese blogosphere continues to grow, we’re increasingly witnessing more activity and hearing more diverse voices coming from it. Allow me to take you into its recent conversations.

Bangladesh: Aftermath of Flood

(The extent of flood in Bangladesh : Satellite Photo taken on August 3, 2007 courtesy Cegisbd) This year's floods have claimed 587 lives in Bangladesh so far. The floods have...

Iran:A Young Filmmaker got Electroshocked

Mostafa Karimi, a young filmmaker, was electroshocked and lost his two hands when he was filming a scene.It seems security measures were not respected.A blog was created to support him.Help...

Libya, Bulgaria: Torture of the Tripoli Six

The Balkan Yankee awaits the world's reaction to Libya's acknowledgment of torture of the recently-released Bulgarian medics.

Jamaica: Relief for Dean Victims

Geoffrey Philp's Blogspot reports that Jamaicans living in South Florida are preparing to “rush donations and other relief to the island” in the wake of Hurricane Dean.

Morocco: An Introduction to Peace Corps Bloggers

Morocco is home to a rather diverse group of English-language bloggers, as I'm sure you have observed. While many are native Moroccans utilizing their English skills and still others are...

Malagasy bloggers rally for Madagascar's children

The Malagasy blogosphere was quite active on humanitarian efforts these past two weeks. It all started when Jogany at the purplecorner.com invited the Malagasy blogosphere to get involved in a...

Tanzania: Tanzania's model philanthropist

Meet a model philanthropist from Tanzania; “The Shah's employ workers who make crafts like; handbags, wallets, briefcases, belts, hats, and chairs for the regions thriving tourism industry. Unlike most companies...

China: Kidnapped and sent to the mines

Joel from DANWEI translated the kidnapped case of a 17 years old boy, Wei Wenlin. He was kidnapped from Hebei on 6 of Aug and sent to a mine in...

China: An Electric Wire Thief

Tan Wei shan, a reporter in Guangzhou (a city of violence), posted a photo of an electric wire thief who has been beaten by local security guard.

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