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· August, 2011

Stories about Humanitarian Response from August, 2011

Egypt: Using Twitter to Help a Cairo Community

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

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...

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...

Ethiopia: British Media Fuels Aid Apathy

According to Ethiopian blogger, Daniel Berhane, British media fuels aid apathy: “At a time when about 12 million people in the horn of Africa suffer from the worst drought in...

Pakistan: Help The Flood Affected People

The recent floods in Pakistan has displaced over a million people. Beena Sarwar highlights the relief efforts so far and lists the ways you can help the flood victims.

Bangladesh: Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior Starts A New Mission

After 52 years of service the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior has been retired and rechristened as Rongdhonu (Rainbow in Bangla), which will serve as an emergency medical ship around the...

Somalia: Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan In Mogadishu

afrik.com reports [fr]  on Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan's visit in Mogadishu: “The prime minister, his wife Emine and other [Turkish] political and business leaders, as well as artists, are in...

Bahrain: The Plight of Unfairly Dismissed Employees

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif sheds light on the plight of Bahrainis “unfairly” dismissed from their jobs due to the current unrest in the country.

Russia: Volga German Deportation Turns 70

Otto's Random Thoughts commemorates the 70th anniversary of the soviet deportation of Volga Germans during the Second World War.

China: Dog Massacre in Jiangmen City

Fauna translated a story from MOP about the latest policy in Jiangmen city which bans residents from strolling their dogs in public areas. The implementation of the policy involves large...

Pakistan: The Plights Of The Flood Victims

Faisal Kapadia blogs from a medical camp for the flood affected people in Khowrah of Sindh province in Pakistan and comments: “although the floods of last year may be over...

Madagascar: The Evictions of Families of Malagasy Farmers from Lands on the Rise

The Collective Body for the Defense of Malagasy [fr and mg] - (TANY) states that : “the procedure to obtain land titles in Madagascar necessitates on average 24 steps, 6...

Russia: A Psycho-Neurological Patient's Photo Stories

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

Polandian writes about ITAKA: Centre for Missing People (en.zaginieni.pl), a Polish NGO that helps tracing missing persons.

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

A weibo user account, wishing-for-half-price-ticket-for-the-disabled, has been set up with a photo of a disable person protesting outside the MInistry of Railways demanding half-price discount train ticket for the disabled.

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

Endalk wonders why Ethiopian media ignores famine in the country: “While there has been news after news on the issue of on the global press which was lead by the...

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

Scor.pi.o is a Cameroonian hip hop artist. His first single is now available on iTunes: “The proceeds from the single will benefit a future project of Ssuna Golooba, founder of...

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