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· May, 2011

Stories about Humanitarian Response from May, 2011

Haiti: A Different View of Cite Soleil

“We want to showcase local talents, and change the image of the youth in Cite Soleil. We want to get people planting again and eating Haitian food”: Throwing Down the...

Syria: Light a Candle for Syria

Musician Devin Rhode shared a video entitled Light a Candle for Syria, where we can see touching footage of some major events of the uprising continuing in the country for...

China: Old Woman Performed Self-surgery

Jacky Huang from China Hush translates a local news story about an old woman self-performed a surgery by slitting her belly because she was unable to pay for hospital fee.

Serbia: Arrest of Ratko Mladic

Ratko Mladic, former Bosnian Serb military leader was arrested today by police in Serbia, the country's president, Boris Tadic, confirmed on national television. General Mladic has been on the run...

Japan: Aiding the Aid Workers

After more than two months from the earthquake around 110,000 people are still living in evacuation centers. Along with victims of the disaster, some of the volunteers, doctors and aid...

India: A Day In The Life Of A Beggar

Vanillasense recreates a day in the life of a beggar in India.

Kyrgyzstan: KIC reports stirs controversial responses

Marat Sartpaev analyzes the reaction of Kyrgyzstani establishment and society to the report by International Inquiry Commission on the inter-ethnic conflict that took place in June 2010.

China: editorial on 2008 earthquake blacked out

China Media Project has translated an editorial from liberal newspaper Southern Metropolis Daily commemorating the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. The piece, which featured references to detained artist Ai Weiwei, who had attempted...

Russia: Opposition Blogger's Trial Starts After a Year of Detention

Caucasian Knot reports on [ru] Alauddin (Aleksey) Dudko's trial that started only on May 10, 2011, year after his arrest. Dudko (LJ-user ingushetiya_ru), opposition blogger, had been charged with drug...

Italy: How technology can help manage emergencies

In a crisis, how can Web 2.0 be of use to social movements and what practical help can it offer to facilitate collective action? In reality, there is no shortage of platforms which,...

Cote d'Ivoire: An Aid Worker Diary

Oxfam aid worker, Charles Bambara, describes his journey through war-torn Côte d'Ivoire, visiting communities of displaced people. He says people are in urgent need of food and sanitation in overcrowded...

India: The Poor And Their Poverty

Atanu Dey opines that the people who are best equipped to address poverty are those who are not just good academically but have tons of empathy — the ability to...

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