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· August, 2009

Stories about Humanitarian Response from August, 2009

31 August 2009

China and Taiwan: Dalai Lama's visit, inevitably political

Yesterday Dalai Lama arrived in Taiwan on a visit that has been denounced by China. The trip, requested by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to President Ma Ying-jeou, aimed at comforting...

Sri Lanka: Let The IDPs Go

Myanmar: Tension in the Sino-Burmese border

28 August 2009

Pakistan: Sugar Crisis Turns Ramadan Bitter

This year shortage of sugar supplies in Pakistan and the rise of price has affected the consumers and put a halt to the increased consumptions during the month of Ramadan....

24 August 2009

Armenia: Homophobia turns deadly

Even if homosexuality was decriminalized in Armenia in 2002, society remains largely intolerant and traditional in its values. With blogs providing LGBT activists with a medium through which to voice...

21 August 2009

East Timor: Celebrating Global Solidarity for Freedom

Ten years after the referendum, global voices are again spreading the word for East Timor, but this time celebrating the strong international solidarity that back then culminated in the country's...

18 August 2009

Cambodia’s AIDS colony

Conversations for a Better World

Various human rights groups have accused the Cambodian government of setting up a de facto AIDS colony when it resettled 40 families with HIV and AIDS to a village 25...

16 August 2009

Peru: Lack of Reconstruction Two Years After Earthquake

Two years after an earthquake struck Southern Peru, Peruvian bloggers are wondering why reconstruction is taking so long and what happened to all of the donations provided to the affected...

10 August 2009

Bangladesh: Uncultured Project and Clean Water

The Uncultured Project helps out in Bangladesh with clean water and disaster relief, and has an advantageous position to compare two different portable water filtering methods.

Egypt: Five People I Wish to Meet

If you were given the choice of selecting five people you would like to meet in your lifetime, who would they be? Egyptian blogger Ahmed Shokeir blogs at Late Night...

Dominica, Haiti: Hurricane Preparedness

6 August 2009

United Kingdom: Asylum seekers telling their stories

More and more refugee organizations are using online social media and asylum seekers' own words in their advocacy work and outreach to donors.

3 August 2009

Armenia: HIV-AIDS education and awareness

Peru: Cold Temperatures Continue in Puno

In Peru, the freezing temperatures in the southern region of Puno have been causing more deaths. There is frustration because donations are not reaching their intended recipients.