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· September, 2010

Stories about Humanitarian Response from September, 2010

Iraq: The Endless Suffering of Iraqis

Iraqi Faiza Al Arji describes the situation in Iraq, from health to agriculture, to education and the destroyed infrastructure.

Colombia: Rainy Season Especially Strong This Year

Albeiro Rodas writes that this year's rainy season”has been especially strong, according to the authorities.” He also writes about a landslide that took place yesterday and “covered the Medellín –...

Haiti: Slow Going

“Nine months after the devastating earthquake, many are criticizing the slow pace of relief for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Haiti”: The Haitian Blogger reports.

The Invisible Border Between Ecuador and Colombia

The Colombia-Ecuador border is once again a contentious issue. Both countries have a border of 586 km and with it a long history of conflict, mutual accusations and reports of...

China: Girl Committed Suicide After Being Molested by Police Officers

China Hush translated a local news story about a 16-year-old girl leaped to her death from hotel after being molested in Fenghuang city of Hunan province. Among the five suspects,...

Haiti: A Reminder

How Can They Hear? posts recent photos of Haiti, saying: ” To many people, Haiti is forgotten already. But I hope these few pics show you that she may be...

China: Yihuang Self-Immolation Incident and the Power of Microblogging

Chinese online public opinion has once again changed the course of an event, this time regarding a forced demolition and consequent self-immolation protest in Yihuang county, Jiangxi. On September 10,...

Pakistan: Do You Care About The Plights Of The Flood Victims?

While some countries of the world came forward to donate for the victims of the recent Pakistan Floods, most international responses were slow. Cindy Yang looks for the answers in...

Lebanon: Civil War Missing Revisited

Twenty years have passed since Lebanon's warring factions called it quits. Not soon after, all grievances and memories of the bloody Lebanese Civil War were swept under the carpet. But...

Ukraine: “Let's Make Kyiv Clean!”

Info on the upcoming Let's Make Kyiv Clean! volunteer initiative, scheduled for Sept. 25 – at letsdoit.org.ua (UKR). During the previous clean-up event, held on June 5, some 500 volunteers...

Pakistan: Facebook And The Flood

Sonya Rehman describes the use of Facebook and other social media tools in fund-raising and for coordination of relief for the victims of Pakistan floods.

South Korea: The Family Reunion Deal May Lower the Inter-Korean Tension.

A South Korean Red Cross delegation departed to North Korea today to discuss the reunions of families separated by the Korean War ,South Korea’s Yonhap reported. It was a rare...

China: A Law Professor for Sale…

"My name is Yang Zhizhu and I was originally an assistant professor at the China Youth University for Political Sciences. My wife got pregnant by accident and did not have...

North Korea: South May Send Microwavable Rice to North.

According to Chosun report[kr],South Korea may send rice aid to North Korea in the form of microwavable rice. The hermetically sealed, microwavable rice [photos], which also works under boiling water,...

Vietnam: Living in a garbage dump

VietNamNet Bridge has a feature article about Ho Chi Minh City residents who are working and living in a garbage dump.

Africa: HIV Positive Women Sterilized, Discriminated Against and Stigmatized

Forced sterilization of HIV positive women is alas still a reality in many African countries. Recent testimonies were shared by many through personal experiences and a few African bloggers weighed...

Guatemala: Children's Organization Los Patojos Celebrates IV Anniversary

Rafael Romero blogs [es] commemorating the 4th anniversary of organization Los Patojos, “an educational program […] [that] promotes popular education in social values, culture of peace, art and critical thinking...

Pakistan: Abdul Sattar Edhi, The Hope Of The Nation

Usman Gulfaraz pays tribute to the Pakistani humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi of the Edhi foundation: “for those unaware of who this man is, let me put it in a very...

D.R of Congo: Why are peacekeepers so bad at protecting civilians?

Jason wonders why UN peacekeepers are so bad at protecting civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “There had been an uproar about MONUSCO’s lack of response to the rapes...

South Korea: Number One Suicide Country

Suicide is South Korea's chronic disease- celebrities, businessmen and even the former President is believed to have committed suicide. A study by Korea Statistics shows that the suicide rate has...

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