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· December, 2010

Stories about Humanitarian Response from December, 2010

Pakistan: Recognition For BRAC Bangladesh

Bangladeshi non-profit BRAC's humanitarian efforts in Pakistan received recognition in the form of an award and a public display of appreciation by the people of Mohibanda village in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

South Asia: Looking Back at the Citizen Media Storylines in 2010

You cannot leave South Asia region out of the picture as with nearly twenty three percent of the world's population, events in this region exert an enormous impact on the...

Afghanistan: UN Secretary General outlines worsening security situation

A report to the UN Security Council by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, covering the period since mid-September paints yet another grim picture of the political and military situation in...

Latin America: 2010 in Review

An 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile, a police strike in Ecuador and the Nobel Prize in Literature for Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa were some of the news bloggers and citizen...

Caribbean: Defining Moments of 2010

Many landmark events happened in the Caribbean this year, prompting reactions from the regional blogosphere. Here's a look back at some of the most important stories of 2010...

Sri Lanka: A Rational Approach to Re-settlement

Blogger Ratmale at Serendipity hopes that there will be rational and consistent approach taken in the re-settlement of the 150,000+ people currently living in Colombo, who will be re-settled as...

Pakistan: Protesting the (mis)handling of a Gang Rape Case

Sana Saleem at Mystified Justice, furious at the insensitive media handling of a recent gang rape case (that led the victim to withdraw her case against the rapist),  writes an...

Australia: Asylum Seeker Boat Tragedy Shocks Nation

A boat carrying up to 100 Iranian, Iraqi and Kurdish asylum seekers crashed into sharp cliffs off Christmas Island in Australia on December 15 killing at least 30 people. The...

Pakistan: What Leaders could Learn from Venezuela

Jalal HB at The Fire Within feels that leaders in Pakistan ought to learn from the Venezuelan President, how to swiftly and effectively tackle flood relief in the country.

China: A Cold Winter Night with the Petitioners

Zhang Kai, a human rights lawyer, swaps the comforts of his warm apartment to come face to face with the suffering of petitioners who took refuge from the cold weather...

Haiti: update on unrest after elections

While back in Haiti to finish shooting a Web documentary project on the unheard voices of reconstruction, web-reporter Giordano Cossu provides a personal account on the on-going unrest after the...

Colombia: Twitter Solidarity with Victims of Rainy Season

Colombian Twitter users have joined to support the victims of this year's heavy rainy season, which has affected at least 1.5 million people. Twitteratón [es] started on December 8 as...

Ukraine: Fundraising to Help Street Children

Scenes from the Sidewalk announces ChildRescue/CrossRoads Foundation's fundraising initiative “to purchase gifts that will be used for “Whatever Is Needed Most” by the street and at-risk children that the organization...

Burundi: One changed life

One changed life in Burundi: “Beginning with a loan of just $48, Adelaide Barutwanayo grew her clothing sales business in the markets of Gitega, Burundi, to a point where she...

Pakistan: The Family First For The Ruling Elites

Fatima Saleem reviews the expensive and lavish lifestyle of the ruling elites of Pakistan and their families especially in the context that there are almost no donors among them for...

Thoughts On World AIDS Day (December 1st)

Gayvox.com reminds (fr) everyone that December 1 was World AIDS Day, and adds, “Since a UN resolution of 1987, when the epidemic was officially recognized, this first of December marks...

South Korea: Spa mogul reaches out to Yeonpyeong Refugees

After an artillery attack by North Korea on a populated South Korean island which killed four people and turned the island into a ghost town, offers of help for the...

Russia: “Help Map” Wins Runet Award

Runet Echo Editors Grisha Asmolov and Alexey Sidorenko win Russia's prestigious Runet Award 2010 in the category "State and Society."

Pakistan: More Trouble In The Pakistan Flood Camps

Zubaida Noor of Peshawar, Pakistan reports from the Pakistan flood camps that severe cold is aggravating the plights of the flood victims.

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