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· October, 2007

Stories about Humanitarian Response from October, 2007

Ukraine, Belarus: Helping Chernobyl Children

In a comment to MoldovAnn‘s recent post about Chernobyl aid organizations, executive director of one such charity mentions new approaches to rehabilitation of children affected by the 1986 catastrophe. The...

Jordan: Plea to Help Family

Ola Eliwat from Jordan appeals to readers to dig deep into their pockets to help a family whose house in Baqa'a Camp was destroyed in a fire.

Ukraine: “Strokes Against Hopelessness”

Scenes from the Sidewalk posts some pictures and writes about a charity tennis tournament that took place in Kyiv last weekend.

Malaysia: Forum For Malaysian Unity

Lucia Lai is inviting Malaysians for a solidarity get together in Penang this weekend.

Egypt: Darfur Letter to Arab League

Elijah Zarwan from Egypt posts a letter sent out by a coalition of Arab human rights organisation to the Arab League on Darfur.

Sri Lanka: Media and Emergencies

Moving Images, Moving People reflects on Media reports in emergency situations after attending the Global Symposium +5 in Geneva.

South Korea: Street Vendor Suicide

CINA explains how the brutal policy of street vendors crackdown leaded to the death of Lee Geunjae, who had been a street vendor for 13 years in the City of...

China: Culture and Salary Standard

Xueyong argues that the extremely low salary standard in China is a result of the degrading morality (zh). The planned economy has cultivated a de-personalized morality that lacks basic sympathy...

Serbia: Milosevic's Propaganda

Srebrenica Genocide Blog explains why Slobodan Milosevic was “a clever mass murderer” whose “attempts to shift blame on the victims failed miserably” – but whose propaganda “is well and alive...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Srebrenica Memorial Quilt

Srebrenica Genocide Blog and Bosnia Vault write about the Srebrenica Memorial Quilt project, an initiative to commemorate “over 8,000 men, children (boys), and elderly who died during Srebrenica genocide.”

Bahrain: Helping Iraqis

Bahraini blogger Dawood is thinking of ways of helping Iraqi widows and orphans in this post.

Sudan: Day of Action for Darfur

The Whinery 2.0 posts videos for Day of Action for Darfur.

Russia: Dubrovka Investigation

David McDuff of A Step At A Time translates an article on the investigation into the 2002 Dubrovka hostage crisis in Moscow.

Africa: Coming to a donation box near you

Diary of a Mad Kenyan Woman writes takes a critical look at Western philantrophy in Africa: “I am intrigued by the recent proliferation of web-based giving and I have been...

Iraq: Impossible to Get Treatment

Iraqi blogger Mama narrates the horrific ordeal of a young Iraqi boy, injured when a mortar fell on his house. “The worse part in this story is the hospital condition...

The War in Abkhazia – ‘Cyxymu’ Remembers

Blogger cyxymu - whose Russian-language blog is devoted to the “memories of Sukhumi, the war and the pain” - spent the second half of September marking the 14th anniversary of...

Ukraine: Tragedy in Dnipropetrovsk

On Oct. 13, a gas explosion destroyed much of a 10-story apartment building in Dnipropetrovsk, killing at least 23 people (including seven children). LJ user didaio (Denis Davydov) has been...

Lebanon: Amnesty on Palestinian rights

“Amnesty International has published a damming report on the rights of Palestinian refugees (or lack of) in Lebanon,” writes Sursock, who posted parts of the report.

Bulgaria: More on “Abandoned Children”

Warehouses of Neglect writes on the fate of Bulgaria's “abandoned children” – here and here.

Ukraine: Is Victimhood Profitable?

MoldovAnn takes a critical look at programs for “the so-called ‘children of Chornobyl'” and other Chernobyl-related aid efforts: “I do believe aid organizations want to help people have better lives....

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