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· June, 2011

Stories about Humanitarian Response from June, 2011

Palestine: Two Boats Sabotaged as Flotilla Floats Onwards

The Freedom Flotilla 2 to Gaza will be missing an Irish ship, it emerged today. The MV Saoirse has been reportedly sabotaged while at berth in the Turkish coastal town...

Haiti: BBBC Benefits in Question

An interesting post on Bill Clinton's housing initiative, Building Back Better Communities (BBBC), which “seeks to construct housing projects across the nation of Haiti”, but upon closer examination, “seems as...

Mauritania: Ending Slavery in Mauritania

Beyond abolition: Ending Slavery in Mauritania: “Slaves in Mauritania do not have a legal right to own property, let alone have a surname. Nor do they have a right to...

Russia: Deciphering Covert “Bath Salt” Drug Advertisements

LJ-user re3 writes [ru] about covert drug graffiti (e.g. “Aromatic salt – call center 24 hours”). Graffiti look like regular guerrilla ads air sprayed on the building walls. They, however, advertise fast delivery of the so...

Malaysia: Burmese women groups speak out

Various Burmese women groups working in Malaysia issued a joint statement calling for stronger protection for Burmese women refugees in the region.

Kuwait: Flip Your Avatar, Show Support to the Bidun!

Kuwait has around 100,000 stateless people or Bidun - meaning without nationality. They have no papers, ID cards, access to government education and health care, birth or death certificates. With...

India: Feed A Kid Every Saturday

Debolina Raja Gupta shares her experience of creating a Facebook group called Feed A Kid Every Saturday which encourages citizens of Mumbai to feed poor and hungry children.

Guatemala: Families in Quiché Benefit from ‘Maya Food Security Programme’

Mike, in Central American Politics, writes about the Maya Food Security Programme, “an initiative designed to combat chronic malnutrition through the distribution of monthly food rations and the sponsorship of workshops, fairs and street...

Cannibalism In North Korea, Smuggled Documents Reveal

GI Korea from the ROK Drop blog commented on local news report claiming that they have obtained smuggled documents confirming cannibalism in North Korea. Acts of cannibalism have long been...

North Korea: Women Forced into Prostitution

A Seoul-based aid organization, Good Friends, released an English version of its weekly report. According to North Korean defectors’ testimonies, not a few North Korean women are forced into prostitution...

Colombia: Satisfaction and Scepticism for the Victims’ Law

On June 10 the Victims' and Land Restitution Law in Colombia was approved. The law seeks to make amends with victims of violence and displacement. Some netizens have expressed their...

Senegal: University women's group helps the needy

On the blog dakar.bondyblog.fr, Mamadou Sané presented the initiative of a group of female students from the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar. “The association called ‘Regard de femme [A...

Africa: Bloggers Remember the International Day of the African Child

June 16 marks the International Day of the African Child. The day was initiated by the Organisation of African Unity on June 16, 1991. The day honors those who participated...

Estonia-Latvia-Lithuania: 70th anniversary of deportations

Otto's Random Thoughts commemorates the 70th anniversary of deportations from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania following the June 1940 Soviet occupation of the countries, whereas Itching for Eestimaa reflects upon the...

Syria: Crackdown Continues Despite International Outcry

Protests are continuing across Syria, as the Syrian regime shows no signs of loosening its brutal crackdown despite an international outcry. Netizens react on Twitter to the latest developments.

Russia: Yuri Budanov's Assassination Exposes Deep Wounds of Chechen Wars

The June 10 assassination of Yuri Budanov, the former Russian army colonel convicted of the murder of an 18-year-old Chechen woman during the Second Chechen War, has reignited inter-ethnic tensions...

Afghanistan: Repeating What We Already Knew

Joshua Foust reviews the U.S. Senate's damning report on Afghanistan reconstruction and misuse of aid money, adding that “it says little new, but appears to do so in an authoritative...

Ghana: Donate Books to Support Education

Help to create change in Africa; “Donate books, T-shirt and educational marterials to support education in rural communities, located in Africa.Support passionate for change, an NGO that want the best...

China: Nose of CCTV female staff chopped off by stranger

Jing Gao from the Ministry of Tofu puts together Weibo's breaking news on a revengeful act against China Central Television. A female staff was attacked by a stranger and her...

China: Panda Diplomacy

Olivia from China Hush translated a local news story from Netease on the fate of giant panda under the Panda diplomacy in China.

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