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· February, 2008

Stories about Humanitarian Response from February, 2008

Morocco: On Moroccan Injustice

Blogger Eatbees discusses the differences between the American and Moroccan justice (or injustice systems).

Yemen: Gaza, My Grandmother and Candles

Yemeni blogger Maysaa Shuja has written a profoundly thoughtful post about candles, electricity, and the possible introduction of nuclear energy to her native country - a country which cannot supply...

Kenya: Msafara Initiative

Pastor M introduces Msafara Initiative in Kenya: “The Msafara initiative continues to gather momentum. Check out the new website www.msafara.co.ke to learn more about how you can be involved. Many...

Afghanistan: Imagine art after

Sanjar tells about “Imagine art after” project, uniting artists who originate from the same country but who are now geographically and politically separated. At the exhibition, shown earlier this year...

Iraq: F*** you Washington Post…

...so says Raed Jarrar. Today's post features voices from the edge. Sunshine is waiting for the war on her doorstep to end and writes of her hopes and aspirations; Last...

Hindi: No smoking and Cricket Auctions

Amit Gupta takes us on a tour of the latest from the Hindi blogosphere, including bad news for male smokers, good news for cricket fans in Hyderabad, and hopeful news...

Kazakhstan: Govt Threatens to Delicense Arcelor Mittal

Zhanna Zhukova reports that after series of tragedies, when dozens of miners were killed in blasts on the coal mines of Arcelor Mittal’s Kazakh subsidiary, the government took a firm...

Japan: Gov't to admit Burmese refugees

At the Glocom blog, there is news that the Japanese government is planning to admit refugees from Burma now staying in Thailand.

China: Premier Wen, Please Visit your Neighbor

During the snow storm, Premier Wen Jiabo has been traveling around the country and visiting victims of the storm. Tiger temple urged Premier Wen to visit his neighbor, homeless in...

Tajikistan: Five Star Hotels, No Electricity

Ian reflects whether or not the general population of Tajikistan loses its patience with the leadership amid continuing energy shortages, water purification problems, bread-price inflation, and more.

Afghanistan: Local Charity Aids Needy People

Mohammad reports that Ahmad Shah Massoud Foundation distributes winter aid for hundreds returning refugee families in the north and south of the Afghanistani capital, Kabul. Ahmad Shah Massoud had been...

Sierra Leone: School for Sierra Leone

From School for Sierra Leone Project blog: “The Voice of Sierra Leone Association wants to start by supporting a school by buying furniture, toilets and schoolmaterials. After this they plan...

Uzbekistan: Tracing Uzbek cotton

Libertad writes about Tesco’s initiative to boycott Uzbek cotton on the international market, because of the use of organized and forced child labor in producing the cotton.

China: Spielberg, the Olympics, and oil

Chinese bloggers shocked world media and those calling for a boycott of the Beijing Olympics this week with blog posts revealing a wide variety of Chinese opinions both independent from...

Egypt: Dov'è L'Amore

Last Thursday was Valentine's Day, and for sure Egyptian bloggers couldn't miss such opportunity without writing about it, or even dedicating a special recipe of a Chocolate Pie for this...

China: Darfur, a reason to say No?

Is the Darfur issue a reason to say No to the 2008 Beijing Olympics? Spielberg nodded recently, while Mr. Bush shrugged, and Beijing frowned. But how about the common people...

Uzbekistan: Abnormal Cold, End of “Nirvana” and Genderwise Realpolitik

The abnormally low temperature that lasted in the region for a record-breaking long time seems to have its effect not only on Uzbek-Tajik relations but on the Uzbek blogosphere too...

Myanmar: Ban Ki-Moon Must Go To Burma

Keith commenting on a post about Myanmar's government's ignoring of the UN writes “Ban Ki Moon must go to Burma. If Kofi Annan can go to Kenya and tries to...

Turkmenistan: Turkmen Humanitarian Assistance

CXW takes a glance at Turkmenistan’s announcement that it is sending aid to Afghanistan – 1000 tons of wheat flour, 500 tons of diesel oil and 9000 tons of clothing...

Afghanistan: Deadly Weather Conditions

Mohammad reports that according to the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authorities, blizzards and freezing weather across the whole of Afghanistan have killed over 600 people since the start of the...

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