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· July, 2008

Stories about Humanitarian Response from July, 2008

East Timor: Media for peace

The head of media agencies in Timor-Leste participated in a joint press conference to raise awareness for the 100 Day Peace Campaign celebrated around the world. The specific theme in...

Palestine: Anger at Young Boy's Needless Death

Israeli troops shot and killed 12-year-old Ahmed Ussam Yousef Mousa during a peaceful protest against the barrier being erected in Nilin. Up to 18 others were injured by rubber bullets...

Not Guilty: Egypt's Ferry Disaster

On February 3, 2006 Al-Salam ferry sank in the middle of the Red Sea killing more than 1,000 people who were coming to Safaga, Egypt from Saudi Arabia. The passengers...

China: Earthquake Survivors

One man bandwidth posts some Sichuan earthquake survivors’ stories collected by volunteer teachers.

Korea: To Me, a Blog is ___________

We all know about the ‘wave’ at sporting events. You stand up and down following strangers the behind or front, or left or right sides around you. Now the ‘blog...

Afghanistan: Suicidal Tendencies

The Afghan Penlog reflects on why Suicide and suicide attack is happening in Afghanistan.

Palestine: Food Shortage Falsity?

According to Israeli blogger Not a Fish's research: “While food prices all over the world are going up, in Gaza they are actually going down.” Could it be true? Read...

Israel: Favorite Quotes from UN Ambassador Dan Gillerman

“The Palestinians’ real tragedy is that they have not been able to produce a Nelson Mandela. Every single day, Muslims are killed by Muslims. You do not see a single...

Kyrgyzstan: Schoolchildren Partake in Festival of National Cultures

Elena tells that pupils-winners of school olympiads from Kyrgyzstan took part in the festival of national cultures in Moscow, Russia.

Colombia: Freedom March Around the World

After the rescue of 15 high profile hostages held in the FARC's power on July 2nd 2008, the same group that organized the last global march on February 4th against...

Is the U.S. militarizing aid to Africa?

Regrets only: An Africa Journal comments on the recent report by Refugees International about “the increased militarization of U.S. foreign aid” and how it “is complicating the achievement of American...

Brazil: Tears and Cheers for Middle East Prisoner Swap

Brazilian of Arab descent or bloggers interested in all things Middle Eastern talk about the Israel-Lebanon Prisoner Exchange. Considering that Brazil is the country that arguably holds the largest Arab...

Lebanon: Return of Prisoners – Part 2

Moussa Bashir takes a second look at the posts of Lebanese bloggers and their reactions to the latest prisoner swap with Israel. While some are celebrating - others are warning...

Angry Arab: Israel Humiliated in Lebanon

“Israel has been humiliated in Lebanon in the last 2 decades, and its ability to inflict pain on Lebanon and the Lebanese without restraint or punishment (as it has done...

The Balkans: Srebrenica

Sarah Franco of Cafe Turco writes about her visit to Srebrenica this year and muses on “moral monsters, bystanders and civic minded people.”

Morocco: The Reality of Prostitution

Prostitution is the oldest profession in the world. Jillian York tunes into the Moroccan blogosphere to see how some students and women make ends meet.

Palestine: Land of the Cursed

“[B]ecause Israel continues to control the Palestinian population registry (yes, even after Disengagement), it controls Palestinian movement; Palestinian life; and it tears that movement and life and the families that...

Israel: Intense Emotions Over the Hezbollah Prisoner Exchange

Wednesday, July 16th, was a day of mourning all across Israel. Hopes for the slight possibility that the approved prisoner exchange deal with Hizbollah will bring the two abducted soldiers,...

Lebanon: Return of prisoners

Today was declared a public holiday in Lebanon, which is giving five of its citizens/fighters a hero’s welcome. These resistance fighters have just been released from Israeli prisons. The release...

Transnistria: Voices of Tiraspol

In recent years, it seems like a solution to Moldova's long-unresolved secessionist conflict is always being forecast but never quite materializes. Meanwhile, the people who live in the unrecognized Transnistria...

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