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· June, 2009

Stories about Humanitarian Response from June, 2009

Palestine: Support Requested For West Bank Villagers

The activists of The Villages Group are requesting support for the villagers of Susya in the southern Hebron Hills in the West Bank.

Israel/Palestine: Human Rights Activist Reports on Mission

Reporting from Israel, human rights activist Rae Abileah reflects on her recent Gaza solidarity mission. “It felt really powerful to be taking a stand against occupation in this very tangible...

Palestine: “Free Gaza” Boats Waiting In Cyprus

The Free Gaza Movement have produced a video showing their attempts to leave Cyprus and sail to Gaza with medical and reconstruction supplies.

China: Calling for volunteers

Sichuan Quake-relief.org is now calling for volunteers to teach summer course for the kids in temporary villages in Sichuan.

Metropolis TV and Hivos: Independent People Videos

Metropolis TV is a Hivos and VPRO TV project based in the Netherlands, which brings together film-makers and civil video journalists from all over the world to record and transmit...

Launch of communist victims website

A Step At A Time draws attention to the launch of a website dedicated to the victims of communism worldwide, by the Global Museum on Communism.

China: Mass incident sparked by a dead body

A Chinese Google doc has been set up to collect the most up-to-date information about the Shishou riot in China's Hubei province, which has seen tens of thousands of locals...

Sri Lanka: Words & Images From IDP Camps

The Humanitarian Chronicle publishes a report from an anonymous writer who visited some camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in northern Sri Lanka. Accompanying with these pictures the author portrays...

Pakistan: Mayhem in Peshawar

Peshawar is the capital of the North-West Frontier Province and the administrative center for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. It is located on the edge of the Khyber...

Four Hundred Burmese Migrant Workers Arrested in Thailand

Four hundred migrant workers, including their children who were studying in school, were arrested by Thai border guards who also burnt the houses, clothes and kitchen wares of migrants in...

Bangladesh: Helping The Cyclone Aila Victims

The Humanitarian Chronicle posts a personal journal of Nancy E. Smith of Humedica Bangladesh Team who describes the relief efforts conducted towards the Cyclone Aila victims in Southern Bangladesh. More...

Pakistan: The Human Rights Commission Of Pakistan On IDPs

Teeth Mastro discusses about a recent report on the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Pakistan titled “A tragedy of errors and Cover-ups:The IDPs and outcome of military actions in FATA...

Bangladesh: Dharmarajika Monastery, Orphange and School in Dhaka

Uncultured.com helps the students of Dharmarajika Monastery, Orphange and School in Dhaka with geometry sets, school uniforms and course workbooks. Here is a photoblog describing the efforts.

Afghanistan: Travelling around Balkh province

Onne Parl shares his travelogue notes and pictures about his trip from Kabul to the Balkh province of Afghanistan.

Myanmar: 64 Words for Aung San Suu Kyi

Do you want to show support for Myanmar opposition leader and global democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi? A new website was launched where anyone from around the world can...

China: Dog massacre

A county, Yangxian, in Shaanxi province killed every single dog there on 31 of May. ChinaSMACK translated the brief story and netizen comments from MOP.

India: Do Not Evict The Chakmas

Paritosh Chakma at Musings of a Chakma draws attention to the fact that in Mizoram state of India the land of many Chakma indigenous population have been acquired by the...

Sri Lanka: A Suppressed Nation

Access to many Sri Lankan IDP camps are still limited to the international journalists and aid workers and the information are suppressed. So it is hard to hear the voices...

Brazil: Land reform or deforestation boost for the Amazon?

Brazilian president Lula da Silva has a controversial bill that will legitimize land-grabbing in the Amazon prior to 2004 on his hands. Will the law help the forest escape further...

Sri Lanka: Politics of Humanitarianism

Darini Rajasingham Senanayake at Groundviews discusses the aid game and the politics of humanitarianism is Sri Lanka's context.

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