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· November, 2007

Stories about Humanitarian Response from November, 2007

In the eye of the storm: Bangladeshi bloggers speak

Nari Jibon bloggers posted their reactions on the recent killer cyclone, Sidr, which devastated Bangladesh’s southern coastal regions. Read their first-hand accounts about the disaster, their resillience and relief efforts....

Cambodia: Welcoming Burmese Leader

Borin does not wish to welcome the Burmese leader to Cambodia.

Hong Kong: Animal Reproduction Right?

The Hong Kong government recently introduced a new regulation which requires animal breeders to have proper license. Some breeders protested that animal should have reproduction right and the license is...

Armenia: Telethon

Run by an immigrant from Armenia now living in the United States, Blogian urges its readers to make a donation to the annual Thanksgiving Day Telethon held in the Diaspora....

China: Signature for Operation

A pregnant woman was sent to the Beijing hospital. Even though she didn't have any money, the hospital was willing to give a free operation as she and her unborn...

Armenia: World Bank Corruption Allegations

Oneworld Multimedia reports that although the mainstream media in Armenia are covering allegations of corruption in World Bank projects in the country, it was blogs that broke the news months...

China: Dongbei Tiger Eaten by Other Tigers in the Zoo

Yao ronggui urges for more attention to the news about a Dongbei Tiger being killed and eaten by other four tigers in the Zoo (zh). Obviously the tigers were very...

China: Arrested and Beaten for Being a Poor Peasant Worker

A peasant worker was arrested and beaten by local police in Guangzhou because he was dressed poorly. The story was first posted at hqj's blog and Liu Xiao yuan pointed...

Ukraine: Reflections on Charity Tennis Tournament

Michelle Knisley of Scenes from the Sidewalk writes on what the recent charity tennis tournament meant to her personally and to the homeless kids in Kyiv.

Egypt: Those People

The Egyptian blogger Ohod writes here some short stories about people whom he have met in his childhood and how life changed them when they grew up. Tarek Amr translates...

Colombia: Pictures of Senator with FARC Leaders

Colombian bloggers react to pictures posted by a press agency featuring a beret-wearing Senator Piedad Cordoba smiling and holding a bouquet of flowers while embracing FARC leaders during a recent...

Bangla blogs seek aid for cyclone Sidr victims

Five days after cyclone Sidr ravaged Bangladesh, news regarding devastation continues to pour in. Despite steps taken by the administration to evacuate a large number of people and put them...

Russia: “Health Care”

La Russophobe re-posts a TOL story on Russia's prescription medicine and “the nightmarish ordeal of millions of cancer, diabetes, and heart patients.”

Iraq: Awakening

Can it really be true? Dare I say it? Iraq is actually getting safer? What with a new movement called 'Awakening' throwing Al-Qaeda out of Baghdad suburbs; Reports that violence...

Russia, Ukraine: Kerch Strait Disaster Podcasts

Yegor Timofeyev of Greenpeace Russia is podcasting (RUS) from the scene of the ecological catastrophe in the Kerch Strait over at PODstantsiya, a podcasting project of the Moscow-based Foundation for...

Bangladesh: Hurricane Sidr and the aftermath

Sidr is a category 4 Hurricane (deadlier than Katrina) raged its severest onslaughts packing winds of 240 kph (150mph) on the southern coast of Bangladesh from about 5:30pm Thursday to...

Afghanistan: Fighting Hunger

Afghanistan Watch reports that country director of the World Food Programme in Afghanistan is lamenting that citizens and the media tend to overlook humanitarian work in Afghanistan, preferring to keep...

Egypt: Shawerma Nostalgia

Do certain tastes and smells linger in your mind long after products, tastes, feel and smells change? This translation from the Egyptian Arabic blogosphere asks just that.

Ukraine, Russia: Ecological Disaster in Kerch Strait

Ukrainiana writes about the ecological disaster in Kerch Strait.

Azerbaijan: Pollution & Religious Freedom

Leigh's new adventures in Azerbaijan posts links to two articles on pollution and religious freedom in the country. In the first, the blog says that the article explains why infant...

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