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· March, 2010

Stories about Humanitarian Response from March, 2010

Jamaica, Haiti: Art Aid

Art to help Haiti: Jamaican Annie Paul has the low-down.

Colombia: Hostage Pablo Emilio Moncayo Freed by FARC

After 4,483 days as a hostage in Colombia, Pablo Emilio Moncayo was freed by the FARC guerrillas. The blog Plan Colombia and Beyond provides the details of his release.

Chile: The Process of Earthquake Reconstruction

Exactly a month after the devastating earthquake in Chile, President Sebastián Piñera announced a reconstruction plan for the country’s infrastructure and housing, prompting Chileans to provide opinions about how this...

Tajikistan: Afghan Refugees in Tajikistan

Christian Bleuer reflects on a video report about Afghan refugees in Tajikistan, saying that this is just one of many issues in the country that it is ill-equipped to handle.

Kazakhstan: Bloggers claim lack of state aid to flood victims

After a mudflow killed dozens of people in the villages south-east of Kazakhstan on March 11, many fear that other dams across the country may cause much harsher disasters in...

South Africa: The woman who spent 7 months in a male cell

Before she was acquitted of attempted robbery and hijacking in South Africa, Denise Abbah was imprisoned in a male cell for seven months as she waited for her trial. The prison officials mistook...

Africa: Notes From the Field

This is a roundup of blog posts of Concern US aid workers blogging from Sub-Saharan Africa. Concern US aid workers blog regularly about their work and challenges they face as...

Haiti: Social Media Speaking

Jamaal Bell writes for The Huffington Post on how social media is helping Haitians share their stories post-earthquake.

Haiti: The Real “Slavery”

“Exploitation of child domestics is a global problem, not a Haitian ‘slavery’ 
issue”: The Haitian Blogger republishes a piece by Ezilidanto that exposes the real “slavery” in Haiti.

Japan: Foreign trainees’ sad stories

A photo-reportage by Buddhika on five Chinese female trainees who reportedly escaped from the fabric factory of Tode Bussan (in Toyama prefecture) where they were underpaid and exploited.

Haiti: Reconstruction for Haitians or with Haitians

Haitian Alterpresse republishes a letter [Creole] from Haitian social organisations which openly criticise the Donor's Conference which took place in the Dominican Republic on March 17th. According to them, it...

Bangladesh: Mobile Based Donations

Shehzaad Shams at Bangladesh Corporate Blog suggests with examples that mobile phone based programs for collecting donation can work for Bangladeshi NGOs.

Kazkahstan: Flood and the government

KZBlog reports on the aftermath of the flood in Kazakhstan, saying that corruption might have been the main reason for the tragedy.

Iran: Raising money for Iranian journalist refugees

Balatarin web community is raising money for Iranian journalist refugees. The goal is to raise 15000 dollars.

Ukraine: Fundraising Effort to Help Street Children

Scenes from the Sidewalk announces – here and here – a fundraising effort for CrossRoads Foundation: “If you want to be a part of a group of people who are...

Egypt: #Top50Eg Tweets Make a Difference

Egyptian tweeps are using the #Top50Eg hashtag on Twitter. Tarek Amr takes us on a tour of the Egyptian twittersphere to tell us all about it.

Kazakhstan: Flood Kills 47, Leaves Hundreds Homeless

Thousands of people were moved out of threatened areas after two dams burst in Kazakhstan on Thursday and Friday. The tragedy has taken place in the Aksuisky district north of...

Haiti: Two Months Later

Today marks two months since the January 12 earthquake devastated Haiti - and even in the midst of other natural disasters, bloggers still seem to be struggling to come to...

Morocco: Christian Aid Workers Expelled

Last week, 20 staff members of the Village of Hope, a small orphanage in a small town in rural Morocco, were deported from the country without warning, under charges of...

Chile: Earthquake Reveals Social Inequalities

The quick burst of lawlessness that ensued after the February 27 earthquake in Chile sparked a national debate about the existing social and economic inequalities in the country.

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