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· July, 2012

Stories about Humanitarian Response from July, 2012

31 July 2012

Tanzania: ‘Don't Drown’ SMS-Based Maritime Early Warning System

"Tanzania has few if any rivals for numbers of boat deaths over the last couple of decades," says the founder of Usizame, Rachel Hamada. Usizame is a free SMS-based ferry...

Tunisia: The Plight of Palestinians in Iraq

27 July 2012

Jordan: Thousands of Syrians Seek Refuge

The situation in Syria has led hundreds of thousands of Syrians to flee the country to neighbouring Jordan. A Jordanian government source has said that officials are preparing for the...

17 July 2012

Lebanon: A Petition to Issue a Law about the Missing and Kidnapped

Russia: A Law to Regulate Volunteer Efforts

RuNet Echo

Last week, Russia's Public Chamber announced that it is preparing the foundation for a draft law designed to regulate volunteer activities. Critics of the idea claim that the law (like...

Syria/Turkey: Syrian Refugees Protest Water Shortages at Kilis Camp

Syrian refugees at the Kilis Refugee camp, on the Syrian-Turkish border, protested against water shortages. Four policemen and 10 refugees are reportedly injured.

16 July 2012

Lebanon: Fresh Attention For Lebanon's Missing and Abducted People

Recent kidnappings carried out since the outbreak of the Syrian revolution have made abduction a constant threat once again and drawn new attention to the issue of Lebanon's missing people.

11 July 2012

Russia: Online Platforms Coordinating Aid for Flood Victims

RuNet Echo

Floods in Kuban have completely destroyed 640 homes, with more than 5,000 partially submerged. According to the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs’ Crisis Centre, 150 have been killed as of...

9 July 2012

Russia: Netizens Respond Online and Offline to Devastating Krymsk Floods

RuNet Echo

On July 6-7, more than 170 people died in the devastating floods in the south of Russia. Bloggers have been arguing about possible causes of the tragedy in the hardest-hit...

5 July 2012

Chile: Homeless in Santiago

In Santiago, Chile, as in many other cities around the world, winter can be a deadly season for the homeless. Through photography, Demotix contributor Alejandro Rustom exposes the reality of...