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· November, 2009

Stories about Humanitarian Response from November, 2009

Bangladesh: Spreading the Warmth

Bangladeshi blogger Sadiq Alam, who blogs at Inspirations and Creative Thoughts, has taken an initiative called ‘Spreading the Warmth‘. The goal is to distribute winter clothes for those who live...

China: Children who are left behind

On November 12, several days before the International Children's Day, an explosion erupted in an illegal fire cracker factory in Guangxi which resulted in 2 children workers dead and 11...

Afghanistan: Counting the cost of war

Nick Fielding reviews “The Cost of War: Afghan Experiences of Conflict 1978-2009″, a report by nine NGOs working in Afghanistan analyzing 30 years of war and a devastating impact they...

Mongolia: Edurelief project “Laptops for Teachers”

Radigan Neuhalfen writes about new program “Laptops for Teachers”, aimed at promotion of education in Mongolia.

Yemen: A Civil or Proxy War?

The ongoing war in Yemen certainly warrants coverage on Global Voices Online, but Tarek Amr was really shocked when he realized there weren't many bloggers interested in the conflict. Here...

China: Death as business

ESWN puts together local reports and commentaries on the tragic case of three university students who died while trying save others. The tragedy involves a moral debate over the business...

China: Protest against government “hook” by chopping little finger off

Xujun Eberlein from Inside-out China blogs about a 18-year-old man Sun Zhongjie's act of chopping off his little finger off to protest against the Shanghai Traffic Management Bureau's “hook” on...

Afghanistan: UN withdraws from Kabul?

Sailani says that in response to continuing threats to the foreign staff in Afghanistan, it now appears that a decision has been made to withdraw about six hundred UN international...

Afghanistan: Security deteriorates, says report

Nick Fielding reviews the most recent report on the security environment in Afghanistan, which says that the situation has deteriorated since 2005, affecting all aspects of the reconstruction operations.

Laos: Concert to raise funds for typhoon victims

A charity concert will be held in Vientiane, Laos this Friday to raise funds for the typhoon victims in the southern provinces of Saravane, Sekong and Attapeu.

Ukraine: Updates on Flu

Updates on the flu situation in Ukraine, at Greetings From Kyiv – here and here, and at Ukrainiana – here.

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