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· March, 2012

Stories about Humanitarian Response from March, 2012

26 March 2012

Syria: A Year On, From Beirut With Love

On March15, the Syrian revolution completed its first year with the same level of determination that marked its beginning. Protests in different cities around the world expressed their support to...

Palestine: Gazans Suffer Due to Fuel and Electricity Shortage

Over the past decade, the words “Gaza” and “crisis” have become almost complementary. The crises have ranged from war and military raids and invasions, to military occupation, and in this...

21 March 2012

China: Debate on Kony 2012

The Kony 2012 viral video also drew significant attention in China. On the popular Chinese video site Youku, the same video harvested over 8 million views in a few days....

Mali: Facing Secession and Food Crisis as Elections Loom

Mali is currently facing critical challenges while preparing for the presidential elections on April 29. After the fall of Gaddafi in Libya, returning Tuareg armed groups posted there threaten to...

16 March 2012

Arab World: Hands Off Clooney!

The United States has arrested actor George Clooney and his father Nick at a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington DC. Arab Twitter users register their protest on their...

15 March 2012

Uganda: Yes We Kony!

A social media campaign to raise support for the arrest Ugandan guerrilla leader and wanted war criminal Joseph Kony has taken a humorous twist. Parody videos about the campaign are...

14 March 2012

Hong Kong: UNHCR's Subsidy Cut and Donation Black Hole

The UNHCR in Hong Kong is being questioned by several non-governmental bodies regarding its reduction in the day-to-day financial aid for refugees in Hong Kong, in spite of the huge...

After Kony 2012, “What I Love About Africa” Reclaims Narrative

An online campaign about Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony has caused enormous controversy in Africa. A counter initiative to highlight positive aspects of the African continent #WhatILoveAboutAfrica is now trending...

China: Kony 2012, Chinese Netizen Reactions

12 March 2012

Italy Condemned for Violations of African Refugee Rights

On February 23, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg came to a historic judgment that Italy had violated the European Convention on Human Rights by intercepting and sending...

9 March 2012

Haiti: Nowhere to “Go”?

Myanmar: Life Inside a Refugee Camp

Global Voices Author Tan translated a three-part series of blog posts written by a Burmese blogger Nang Nyi who visited a Kachin refugee camp in Myanmar and recounted her experience...

8 March 2012

NATO Invites to Citizen Dialogue on New Website

China: Net Initiative to Help Occupational Lung Disease Sufferers

A netizen initiated charity project 'Love Save Pneumoconiosis', was launched in mid 2011, to help out sufferers of pneumoconiosis. This occupational lung disease, caused by inhalation of dust, particularly affects...