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· August, 2011

Stories about Humanitarian Response from August, 2011

31 August 2011

Egypt: Using Twitter to Help a Cairo Community

7 Billion Actions

After seeing the huge impact of social media on the Egyptian revolution, Egyptian blogger, Mahmoud Salem (@SandMonkey) decided to collaborate with a non-profit organisation, Peace and Plenty, to help them...

Global Voices Partners with UNFPA on 7 Billion Actions

7 Billion Actions

This year the world's population will exceed 7 billion people. To mark this milestone, Global Voices has been commissioned by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to write a series...

25 August 2011

Somalia: Food Security Emergency Spreads Despite Aid

As the Horn of Africa deals with what the Food and Agriculture Organization is calling the “most severe food security emergency in the world today,” experts warn that conditions in...

11 August 2011

Russia: A Psycho-Neurological Patient's Photo Stories

RuNet Echo

Pasha Kyshtymov, a lifelong psycho-neurological patient in Siberia, cannot communicate through speech, but had no problems learning to express himself through photography. On his blog, the Russian photographer Oleg Klimov...

Poland: NGO Helps Looking for Missing Persons

10 August 2011

Egypt: The Unspoken Languages of the Streets

We as humans have a unique ability to communicate via spoken languages. However in a crowded and loud city like Cairo, we sometimes need more than spoken languages to communicate....

China: Discount train ticket for the disabled

9 August 2011

Libya: Humanitarian Conditions Continue to Deteriorate this Ramadan

Libyans continue to suffer from dire humanitarian conditions as the war in their country rages this Ramadan. From food to water to fuel and power shortages, to burying their dead...

Yemen: Pressing Humanitarian Needs and Deteriorating Economic Situation

The United Nations Security Council has issued a statement expressing grave concern about the situation on the ground in Yemen, including pressing humanitarian needs and a deteriorating economic situation following...

Ethiopia: Local Media Ignore Famine

Cameroon: Scor.pi.o's Debut Single ‘Surprising Europe’ Out