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· February, 2009

Stories about Humanitarian Response from February, 2009

Bangladesh: Massacre Cannot be Justified

“What do you call it when a group of ‘disgruntled’ BDR soldiers [Bangladesh border guards] started their expression of grievances by open-firing on the commissioned army officers? Mutiny? Rebellion? Revolt?...

Brunei: Fund drive for flood victims

As part of the efforts to collect donations for flood victims, charity drives have been organized in recent weeks in Brunei. The heavy downpour last month caused heavy floods and...

Sudan: Mourning a Great Novelist and Musings on the ICC

After a long absence, a number of fascinating Sudanese bloggers, return to the blogosphere to rant, share their thoughts on recent events and vent. They're included in this roundup along...

Global: Convoy to Gaza Makes History

History was made yesterday in the Maghreb as a convoy headed from the UK to Gaza was allowed to pass through the border between Morocco and Algeria, which has been...

South Korea: Suicides and Statistics

Korea Beat translated two local news on suicide patterns and statistics in Seoul and Busan.

China: TV News Broadcasting Suicide

Fauna from ChinaSMACK translated a local forum discussion on whether or not it is too inhuman for Shangdong TV channel to broadcast the suicide scene of a young man.

Kenya: Activists Arrested and Beaten

Gukira writes about the arrest and beating of Kenyan activists who were standing outside Parliament in Nairobi. They were hoping to plead with government minister to act swiftly to prevent...

Kazakhstan: Ban on Scientology Church

KZBlog reports that the public prosecutor of Karaganda oblast is seeking to close its Scientology Center on charges that they cause physical and psychological harm to people.

Tajikistan: A perilous state

Peter Marton analyzes the recent International Crisis Group's report on Tajikistan, a country widely believed to be a failing state.

MENA: Is the BBC Impartial in its Refusal to Air the Gaza Appeal?

Long respected as a beacon of free speech, bloggers across the Arab world and beyond have been left questioning BBC's integrity after its refusal to air an appeal for the...

China: Eluding Cat Kills himself in Jail

ESWN translated a local news report about an internet popular term “eluding the cat”. The story is related with the police's statement on the death of a youth in the...

Ukraine: The Plight of Irina Gavrisheva

Jeff Mowatt draws attention to the plight of wheelchair-bound Irina Gavrisheva, who “writes and publishes website appeals and articles about helping sick children of Zaporozhye, on behalf of the Happy...

Palestine: A community oven in Gaza

Canadian activist Eva Bartlett describes how a community oven has been set up in a village in southeastern Gaza: “For the many villagers who can’t afford, or can’t find, cooking...

Mongolia: Mongolians in the Czech Republic

Bilguun tells about unemployed Mongolian labor migrants struggling for survival in the Czech Republic, which has become the destination of choice for Mongolians hoping to earn in Euros.

Sudan: Video Declarations on Darfur Genocide by the Perpetrators

A video recently released by Aegis Trust shows the testimony of four men who state they actively participated in the violence and massacres on Darfur, and who are not afraid...

Philippines: Dumaguete Flood

The roads of Dumaguete suddenly became rivers when heavy rains battered the central Philippine city over the weekend. I Hate My Job shares his account of the flooding along with...

Myanmar: Three-year cyclone relief plan

According to The Irrawaddy, the Tripartite Core Group of Burma has a 3-year recovery and preparedness plan and will seek US $691 million to continue the Cyclone Nargis relief effort....

The Balkans: War Movies

Gray Falcon critiques some of the Balkan war movies.

Thai gov't upset over Angelina Jolie comment on refugees

UN Goodwill Ambassador and American actress Angelina Jolie visited a refugee camp in Thailand. Her visit and comments about the state of refugees from Myanmar were criticized by Thailand’s government....

Egypt: Posts on Feb 6 Pro Gaza March Police Crackdown

From Egypt, 3arabawy links to blogs posts and articles covering his country's crackdown on a pro-Gaza march.

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