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· April, 2008

Stories about Humanitarian Response from April, 2008

12 April 2008

Southeast Asia: Rising price of rice

Rice is the staple food in Southeast Asia and in many parts of the world. Many people in Southeast Asia are worried over reports that rice is getting more expensive...

10 April 2008

India: Ties with Africa

Bangladesh: Hidden Hunger

Unheard Voices Blog quotes UNDP which hit the panic button for Bangladesh last month: Skyrocketing oil prices have driven up the cost of food worldwide, but their impact has been...

9 April 2008

Egypt: Bloggers on the Frontline

Egyptian bloggers worked round the clock telling the world about a workers' revolt that shook their country, as thousands rioted at a textile mill in Al Mahalla, demanding better pay...

7 April 2008

Colombia: The French Role in Attempts of Betancourt Release

Egypt: A Wake Up Strike

Around 500 people were arrested in Egypt Sunday as police quashed a general strike, in protest against the increasing cost of living and calling for better wages. And just as...

5 April 2008

Egypt Gears Up for a General Strike Sunday

An online campaign calling for a general strike across Egypt on Sunday has been gaining momentum, will thousands promising to stop work for the day in protest against low salaries...

3 April 2008

“Uplifting” the women of Fiji

Australian blogger now a celebrity in the Philippines

Uzbekistan: Blogging fosters freedom of speech

Recently, the U.S. State Department has ranked Uzbekistan among “top ten” of the most authoritarian countries in the world. During almost two decades of his reign, president I. Karimov and...