Stories about Humanitarian Response from September, 2013
When There's No Emergency Phone Number, Kenya Tweets For Help
When al-Shabab gunmen attacked Nairobi's Westgate Mall, Philip Ogola of Kenya Red Cross jumped to action – with a tweet.
Magnitude 7.7 Earthquake Kills Hundreds in Southeastern Pakistan
More than 327 people have been killed following a powerful earthquake that struck Balochistan Province on Tuesday.
Nairobi Mall Attack Inspires Two Online Tools for Emergencies
The Ping will help families to quickly check in with each other during an emergency while Blood Donation Kenya matches blood location centers with people willing to help with donation.
In The Central African Republic, “We Still Hope to Live Together In Peace”
As the conflict between the rebels of Sékéla and the national army of the Central african Republic rages on, tension mounts in the city of Bossangoa. Locals fear that the conflict may not spill into open fighting between the christian and muslim communities. Some still hold hope for appeasement though,...
Will Madagascar's Upcoming Elections Solve the Island's Crisis?
Madagascar has suffered five political crises in four decades, with the island still reeling from its latest coup d'etat in 2009. Can elections finally pull the country out?
Tropical Storm ‘Manuel’ Leaves Acapulco Under Water
34 deaths and thousands of victims have been reported; additionally, 40,000 tourists are trapped.
How Russians Read Putin's NYT Op-Ed on Syria
Many RuNet users have hailed the President’s overture as something of a needed display of Russian moral authority on the world stage.
Yemen Mourns the Loss of Shining Young Activist Ibrahim Mothana
Yemeni Ibrahim Mothana died on September 5th, 2013, at the age of 24. He lived a short life but was an inspiration to many who knew him.
A Mayor's Struggle Against The Pillaging of Bangui, Central African Republic
Catherine Samba-Panza does not waiver in the face of the ongoing massive struggle before her. Olivier Tallès reports [fr] that the Mayor of Bangui was powerless witnessing the looting and vandalizing of the capital city of the Central African Republic by the Séléka Rebels when they took control of the country...
When Reality TV Meets Humanitarian Action in Italy
Many Italians are already criticising RAI 1's humanitarian aid reality TV show in development, several months before it is scheduled to air.
Russian Flooding Snaps Volunteers into Action
Protracted flooding of the Amur River has buried swaths of the Russian-Chinese border under water, affecting more than 100 thousand people in roughly 185 towns.