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· November, 2010

Stories about Humanitarian Response from November, 2010

Venezuela: LluviasVe.com Uses Crowdsourcing to Report on Heavy Rains

LluviasVe.com [es] uses crowdsourcing to map events caused by the heavy rains in Venezuela. Users can report on floods, landslides, victims, road blocks, shelters, places to make donations and more.

Cambodia: Lessons from the Water Festival stampede

Cambodians are still mourning the death of 347 people in the stampede tragedy which happened last week at Koh Pich Bridge in Phnom Penh. Cambodian netizens share their reactions and...

Haiti: Election Results?

“So the big election day in Haiti happened. However, the whole process seemed horribly dysfunctional to me. How many voters were left out just due to logistics? And what about...

Brazil: Bloggers react to wave of violence in Rio de Janeiro

A recent wave of violence has frightened residents of Rio de Janeiro and reignited a familiar public debate on security in the city. A great wave of panic, in part...

Laos and the Convention on Cluster Munitions

The first meeting of state parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions which gathered 101 countries as well as numerous NGOs was held early this month in Laos, which is...

Haiti: Football Funds to Help Earthquake Recovery

Repeating Islands reports that Haiti's earthquake recovery effort will benefit from proceeds of the 8th Annual [Football] Match Against Poverty, to be held on December 15 in Greece.

Pakistan: The Beggar Mafia

Saad Hirani at Chowrangi writes about the beggar-Mafia ring in Pakistan “that ‘employs’ children and sometimes adults to work for them”.

Serbia: Abuse of Stray Animals Continues

The Serbian President is willing to adopt a severely mutilated dog called Mila, which became a symbol of the suffering of Serbia's stray animals. However, despite all the publicity, horrifying...

China: Messages behind the flowers to the Shanghai fire victims

Yesterday, thousands of mourners in Shanghai flocked to the 28-storey apartment block that was gutted by a tragic fire on November 15 to pay their respects for the 58 residents...

Haiti: Saving Lives

“The current count of patients treated in 10 days is 227″: real hope for haiti shares some of their experiences as they help to battle the cholera epidemic.

Gambia: Climbing Kilimanjaro to build a school in Gambia

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to build a school in Gambia: “In August 2010 Hannah Braye climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of her friend Lucy raising over £1,000. This will...

China: Shanghai fire claims 53, local coverage criticised

53 lives were claimed and 43 others remain missing as a result of the tragic fire that ripped through a high-rise apartment block in Shanghai yesterday afternoon. The 28-storey building...

Nigeria: Remembering an Activist, Fifteen Years After his Execution

In 1995 Ken Saro-Wiwa, a prominent activist and outspoken critic of the oil industry in Nigeria, was executed along with eight of his associates. Saro-Wiwa was a hero for many...

Haiti: Cholera Challenge

The Livesay Haiti Weblog is “praying for mercy and miracles” with the country's cholera epidemic.

Haiti: Tweets on Cholera Outbreak

Twitter updates on the cholera outbreak: @carelpedre gets news that the disease is spreading, while @MissionMANNA tweets a quote from the director of Haiti's health ministry suggesting that the situation...

Haiti: Cash for Work

“Is it a good thing that the sidewalks are jammed with people selling mostly imported goods and cast-off clothing and shoes from overseas?”: Haiti Grassroots Watch investigates whether cash-for-work programs...

South Korea: Unicef T-shirt Guy Blocked From Entering G20 Venue

As G 20 Summit kicks off tomorrow, the summit venue is under maximum security. The government's ‘too much security’, though understandable, has drawn public annoyance online. Twitterer @michaelPARK83 tweeted that he had been blocked...

Serbia: Netizens and Media Report on the Kraljevo Earthquake

Sasa Milosevic reports on the online and citizen media coverage of the earthquake that hit Serbia last week.

Lebanon: Jismi, One Day, One Struggle

Lebanon-based groups Nasawiya, Helem and Meem launched a new website named “Jismi” (Ar) (My Body) dedicated to the annual “One Day, One Struggle” campaign, a unique effort to underscore the...

St. Lucia: Hurricane Relief Efforts

“There are people who are very much still marooned by the metres of mud that descended from the mountains, swept away and buried their homes, vehicles, farms and kitchen gardens”:...

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