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· September, 2013

Stories about Humanitarian Response from September, 2013

26 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.

25 September 2013

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.

18 September 2013

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?

17 September 2013

Tropical Storm ‘Manuel’ Leaves Acapulco Under Water

34 deaths and thousands of victims have been reported; additionally, 40,000 tourists are trapped.

12 September 2013

How Russians Read Putin's NYT Op-Ed on Syria

RuNet Echo

Many RuNet users have hailed the President’s overture as something of a needed display of Russian moral authority on the world stage.

7 September 2013

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.

2 September 2013

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

RuNet Echo

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.

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