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· September, 2008

Stories about Humanitarian Response from September, 2008

Maldives: Why are expatriate labors here?

Innovative Thinker is concerned about the living conditions of the expatriate workers and criticizes Maldives dependence on these workers.

Tajikistan: Real number of people in trouble

Vadim uses statistics, open source data, news articles and logic to come to the conclusion that more than 20 percent of Tajikistan’s population is going to be in trouble if...

Myanmar: Aid still needed

Five months after the devastating cyclone which killed and displaced at least a hundred thousand people, Myanmar is slowly recovering. Relief efforts may be improving but international aid is still...

Indonesia: Breastfeeding campaign

Everything Indonesia blogs about a breastfeeding campaign in Indonesia

Haiti: More than Charity

Haiti Reborn reports that the country's president is calling for “more than just ‘charitable’ contributions to Haiti's recovery.”

China: Life of Ordinary Chinese People

kdnet has a set of photos depicting the everyday life of ordinary Chinese people.

China: Morality Crisis

Xujun Eberlein from Inside-Out China have some discussions about the morality crisis happening in China. And whether a new ideology can solve the problem.

Iraq: Look at the World – Where is peace?

Today a mixed bag of posts. A meeting of old friends, a little politics, a coin of excellence, a dose of female geekery and, if you read to the end,...

Brunei: Abandoned children

A campaign to help three children who were abandoned by their parents was recently launched in Brunei.

Belarus, Ukraine, Russia: Chernobyl Photo Essay

Chernobyl and Eastern Europe links to a photo essay created by teenagers from Belarus, Ukraine and Russia for the International Conference on Chernobyl held in Belarus in April 2006: “It...

Suez Canal donates 1,000,000 Egyptian Pounds to Doweika Victims

Like Asser Mattar, many Egyptians were happy to find out that Suez Canal canceled its annual celebration on September 14 to donate a total of one million Egyptian Pounds to...

Macedonia, Romania: Computer Literacy; Creative Commons

Information Policy writes about Macedonian government's “Computer for Every Child” initiative and the launch of the localized Creative Commons licenses in Romania.

Cuba: Assessing the Damage

“The blow to food supply is particularly severe: crops lost in the field, stocks damaged in warehouses, and Cuba’s capacity to import affected by losses in sectors that generate foreign...

Cuba: Suffering a Setback

“To Cubans and others who love the country, what just happened is truly heartbreaking. Two powerful hurricanes in ten days ravaged agriculture, wreaked havoc with the electricity grid and telecommunications...

South Ossetia: A Photojournalist's Musings On the War

Firsthand reports from the conflict zone in the Caucasus continue to appear here and there in the Russophone blogosphere. On Sept. 8, one month since the beginning of the war...

Western Sahara: Summer is Over for Sahrawi Children

Traveling abroad to spend summer with a family in Spain, meeting movie stars like Javier Bardem, sharing special moments with volunteers who give them new school materials, summer is officially...

Haiti: Update from Cabaret

RHFH Rescue Centre posts a photo update about one of the worst-hit Haitian towns, Cabaret.

Cuba: How to Help

Havana-based blogger Yoani Sanchez says: “Despite the air of triumph they present to us on the TV news, talking about ‘hurricane recovery’, Cubans are very worried” and writes another post...

Haiti: Humanitarian Disaster

In the aftermath of three storms’ barrage on the island, Haitianalysis.com interviews Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of a group that provides free medical care in Haiti, who says: “I can...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Outcome of Hasan Nuhanović's Case

Café Turco writes about the outcome of Hasan Nuhanović's lawsuit against the Dutch state: “We are here upon a scandalous case of the spirit of justice being distorted. The victims...

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