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· April, 2009

Stories about Humanitarian Response from April, 2009

Uzbekistan: $67, a price for heroism

Bubisher: A Bus of Books for Children in Western Sahara

Do you want to go to the Sahara desert and read for children living in the refugee camps? Bubisher is a mobile library being driven across Western Sahara refugee camps....

Venezuela: How Children Show Their Community Through Photography II

Children can often be the most vulnerable members of refugee communities. The group Ancla2 is working to provide more opportunities to these children through a photography and creative writing workshop...

Afghanistan: The Tricycle Theater hosts Afghan actors

Sri Lanka: The Pros And Cons Of International Attention

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are holding on to to just a sliver of land in the north of Sri Lanka, but the United Nations is estimating that...

Sri Lanka: An Appeal To The International Community

Bangladesh: To Protect Nesting Sparrows

Liberia: Fellow Bloggers, Please Assist Me…

China: A practical handbook for beating street vendors

China: Free Wu Baoquan

Bangladesh: Bijli Strikes

Western Sahara: Landmine Injures Five During Peaceful Protest

Last week, Saharawis and Spaniards stood together in solidarity against the berm (”Wall of Shame”) built between Morocco and the Western Sahara, over which Morocco claims sovereignty. The protest, dubbed...

China: Gender Imbalance

Lebanon: Academics and Bloggers Call for Israel Boycott

Lebanese academics and bloggers are lending their voice and support to the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. Antoun Issa sums up reactions from Lebanese and...

Sri Lanka: Plights Of The IDPs

Jordan: Community Work Changing Lives

In a heartwarming story from Jordan, Sha3teely blogs about his local community's efforts to help a visually impaired street vendor. Ebtihal Mahadeen brings us the story.

Sri Lanka: What Happened To The Money?

Haiti: Planting a Garden

Italy: citizens provide news and reflections on the earthquake in L'Aquila

More than 250 people dead, about 1,000 injured and over 25,000 displaced: Italy's worst earthquake in three decades. While the situation on the ground is still unfolding, people are widely...

China: Psychiatry with Chinese characteristics

Peking University Law Professor specialized in forensics, Sun Dongdong, told China News Weekly on March 23 that 99% of China's petitioners (zh) are mentally ill and that he support for...

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