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· January, 2008

Stories about Humanitarian Response from January, 2008

Louis Michel Heckled by Congolese Protestors at the London School of Economics

Le renouveau congolais posts a YouTube video which shows Louis Michel, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid and formerly Belgian's foreign minister, as he was confronted by Congolese protesters...

China: The Anger of the Weak

On his way to the office, Zengying saw a hawker running away from the city control team. He warned the powerful not to neglect the anger of the weak and...

Tajikistan: Energy Crisis at the Boiling Point

Vadim says that Tajikistan is going to have more problems with electricity supply in the beginning of February.

Russia: Cost of Living

Sean's Russia Blog writes about different people's ideas of what the cost of living in Moscow is.

Ukraine: Charity

MoldovAnn writes about charity work done by missionaries and volunteers in Kyiv.

East Timor: On Suharto's death

In late 1975, East Timor was invaded and occupied by Indonesia, which led to a 24 year rule and it is estimated that up to 200,000 people, one-third of the...

Flagging at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Iraq has a new national flag. Some people may say that flags are really not important, but for Iraq it is big deal. Every new regime has sought to cement...

Davos: peeking in and participating through videos

The World Economic Forum´s annual meeting of political and business leaders is taking place between January 23rd and January 27th in Davos, Switzerland. This year, common people can participate in...

Bahrain: Save the Patients

A doctor by profession, Bahraini in Alaska is appalled with the inhumane manner in which certain patients are dealt with at the main government hospital in Bahrain.

Iran:Logos to support Gaza

Muslim Bloggers Association has published a couple of logos[Fa] to support Palestinians in Gaza strip.One of logos says:”Gaza is a land of resistance in blood and fire.”

Kyrgyzstan: Seamstresses come out of the shadows

Genderstan sheds light on women in Kyrgyzstan working as seamstresses in very harsh conditions — in small rooms stuffed with sewing machines and people, sewing day and night for prices...

Afghanisan: Dangers of Poppy Eradication

Barnett R. Rubin continues to keep a close eye on the heated discussions concerning the prospects and possible results of opium poppy crop eradication in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Returned Refugees, Police Fatigue and Freezing Children

There has been a series of articles on the plight of Afghanistan's police. Bipasha Ray notes one of the many problems facing the creation of a police force from scratch:...

Bahrain: Conditions of Migrant Workers

Esra'a from Bahrain links to a media interview conducted with her about the conditions of migrant workers in the Gulf.

Afghanistan: Holbrooke on Bush’s “ineffective” counter-narcotics plan

Bipasha Ray reports that former UN Ambassador Richard Holbrooke tackles the issue of the Bush administration’s counter-narcotics policy in Afghanistan calling the billion-dollar-per-year plan the “single most ineffective program in...

Tajikistan: The ice age. Now

Despite the fact that the long-awaited hydropower station Sangtuda-1 in Tajikistan has been launched, the population still does not feel the changes. It is worth of mentioning that only the...

Uzbekistan: No Refuge from the Cold

Nathan reports that Uzbeks are suffering from severe shortages of heat and natural gas. Winter gas shortages have been par for the course in Uzbekistan in recent years, but with...

Afghanistan: Cold weather victims increase

Mohammad Fahimsays that extremely cold winter causes harsh humanitarian problems in Afghanistan, with the number of people killed by cold weather and heavy snow in several Afghanistan provinces over the...

China: Little Match Girl

Andersen's story of “Little Match Girl” has a real-life Chinese version in Guiyang (zh). The 8 years old girl's family make their living by collecting rubbish. On 20 of Jan,...

Israel: Israeli Bloggers Respond to Crisis in Palestine

Israel's bloggers take to their keyboards to express their frustration at the one-sided coverage of the crisis in Gaza, Palestine. Maya Norton rounds up their reactions in this post.

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