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· December, 2007

Stories about Humanitarian Response from December, 2007

Myanmar: On Sanctions

Kalvin makes use of some algebra to show why sanctions are not working in Myanmar.

Americas: Year in Review

Plan Colombia and Beyond reviews what took place in Colombia and Latin America in 2007.

Russia: Holiday Charity (via Egoism)

Russia is embarking on a 10-day national vacation: from Dec. 30 to Jan. 8, the country will be celebrating the New Year's and Orthodox Christmas - and should also have...

Colombia: Letter to Emmanuel

Bogotá Subterranea [es] writes an open letter to four-year old Emmanuel, the son of FARC captive Clara Rojas, who is reportedly due to be set free soon.

Colombia: Kidnapped Victims To Be Possibly Released

Reports out of Colombia state that the a few kidnapped victims are set to be released by the FARC. Constanza Vieira of Heavy Metal Colombia [es] writes about this news.

China: Tiger Abuse

Derek Sandhaus from Shanghaiist blogs about more tiger abuse cases in China.

Kazakhstan: Dangerous Places

Marat posts some analysis on where it is more dangerous to live in our country in the cities or in the rural areas of Kazakhstan.

Egypt: Rama Yade

Rama Yade, France's Secretary of State, has inspired Egyptian blogger Eastern Bird to write the following post, which Tarek Amr translates from Arabic.

Serbia: 50 Cent in Kosovo

Prishtine: Independence and Kanun hosts a discussion of 50 Cent's recent concert in Kosovo.

Cambodia: Monks Stopped From Petitioning

Bloggers outside and inside Cambodia are discussing the violent dispersal of monks who wanted to petition Vietnamese Embassy in Phnom Penh for unfair detainment of a Cambodian monk and Vietnam's...

China: Sobbing without tears

A land thirsty for water is calling for help. How many more villages would die out due to the drought? How much more land would be eroded, even buried by...

China: Top “Jokes”

ESWN translated a post in Tianya which composed some top “jokes” in China in 2007: These ‘jokes’ are not funny at all; in fact, they are solemn and dismal.

China: Youth Died in Police Station

A eleven years old boy was found dead in a police station in Kaifeng City. He was detained by the police for 8 days for stealing 13 bicycles. His parent...

Russia: 1996 Attack on Red Cross in Chechnya

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about the 1996 murder of the International Committee of the Red Cross personnel in Chechnya.

Turkmenistan: Life of Turkmen Conscripts

Maciula tells about terrible situation of coscripts in the Turkmen army – reportedly, they escape from military bases, sell their forms and sometimes also guns, and then they hide in...

Afghanistan: More aid, more personnel

Bboyd reviews a new report on aid progress in Afghanistan, published by Senlis, a European-based think tank, which is saying that aid inflows have been inadequate.

Iraq: In Memoriam, Ali Shafeya Al-Moussawi

It is with great sadness that I report the death of an Iraqi blogger. Ali Shafeya Al-Moussawi was a contributor to the video blog, Alive in Baghdad. He was killed...

Slovenia: Pepi Sekulic Honors Salih Mahmoud Osman

Adventures in Wheelville writes about and posts some picture from a Ljubljana exhibit by Pepi Sekulic, honoring Salih Mahmoud Osman, a “Sudanese human rights lawyer who has recently been awarded...

Malaysia: Flood Images

Kickedefella has some images of the flooding in Kampung Gelang Mas- Eastern peninsular Malaysia.

Malaysia: Flood Assistance Needed

Rocky's Bru is calling for corporate donors to aid the people affected by floods in Malaysian state of Pahang.

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