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· December, 2013

Stories about Humanitarian Response from December, 2013

26 December 2013

Indonesia's Haunting Tsunami Memorials Foreshadow Our Future

The Bridge

On the anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Ivan Sigal visits memorials of the disaster in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, and finds prophesies of our future.

24 December 2013

Are Volunteer Programs Empowering — or Exploitative?

Let's ask the volunteers to find out! In many countries, volunteers fulfill important basic services for governments and charities.

23 December 2013

Is it Fair that Thousands of Health Workers in Senegal Receive No Pay?

In many countries there aren't enough doctors and nurses to care for the sick, so charities and governments enlist the help of volunteers.

10 Global Haiyan Relief Efforts That Touched Filipino Hearts

Small and big acts of kindness around the world have inspired typhoon survivors in the Philippines

9 December 2013

How Internet Tools Turned Ukraine's #Euromaidan Protests Into a Movement

Euromaidan protests that began in Ukraine on November 21 have turned into a nationwide movement through new media and mass solidarity on the Internet. Tetyana Bohdanova explains how.

Jurrat – Marking First Anniversary of the Delhi Gang-rape

8 December 2013

Syria's Desolate Winter Just Got $100,347 Times Warmer

More than $100,000 was raised in the “Shave a Mustache, Keep a Syrian Child Warm” virtual campaign. Find out how you too can help Syrian children warm this winter.

In Japan, Disaster and a Radio Show Put Refugees On the Agenda

The Bridge

For nearly 10 years Katsuya Soda has worked to bring the refugees issue to the attention of the complacent Japanese public. These days he has some extra help.

6 December 2013

4 Stories from Volunteers in Typhoon-Hit Philippines That Will Move You To Tears

Uncollected dead bodies, survivors waiting for aid, streets full of debris. These are some of the scenes witnessed by relief volunteers in typhoon-hit provinces in the Philippines

5 December 2013

Christian Orthodox Old Believer Community Exhibit Charms Visitors in Lithuania

An exhibit dedicated to Old Believers in Lithuania opened in the public library in Klaipėda with a display of photographs by the cinematographer and photographer Vasiliy Degtyarev.