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· August, 2008

Stories about Humanitarian Response from August, 2008

16 August 2008

Georgia, Russia: The War's Virtual Dimension

Like most other contemporary conflicts, the ongoing one in Georgia and South Ossetia has had a virtual dimension from its very start. Below are two bloggers' reflections on the wars...

13 August 2008

Georgia, Russia: Governments Unable to Protect Civilians

Ukrainian journalist Ihor Lutsenko - LJ user igordaily - has just returned from an assignment in Georgia. Below is one the latest posts on his blog, about the plight of...

Georgia: Gori Bombing, Refugee Situation Update

Georgia, Russia: “What's Next?”

Russian president Dmitry Medvedev announced the end of the so-called "peace enforcement" operation yesterday. LJ user varfolomeev66 asked this question on his blog: "What's next?"

12 August 2008

Mozambique: Support for Georgia

Georgia: “We are all citizens of Gori”

Georgia: Russian Troops in Georgian Villages?

Whereas things seem to be quiet in Tbilisi for now, North Ossetian blogger Alan Tskhurbaev - LJ user alan_tskhurbaev wrote this on Aug. 11 about the alleged advances of the...

Georgia, Russia: Tbilisi Reports

Three bloggers who are currently in Tbilisi describe what life there has been like in the past few days. According to LJ user oleg_panfilov, everything is quiet in the Georgian...

11 August 2008

African MSM & Sex Workers Voice Concerns and Hopes at AIDS 2008

The AIDS 2008 conference (IAC) in Mexico City drew to a close on August, 8th, 2008. The theme of the conference was “universal action now” and judging by the heavy...

10 August 2008

Georgia, Russia: Blogger From Poti Recounts the Bombing

Here is LJ user pepsikolka's account of what it felt like when the Russian planes were bombing Poti, her native city: "[...] Around midnight I heard some roaring, ran up...

Kuwait: Release Hussein Al Fudalah Now

On July 7, Kuwaiti Hussein Al Fudalah left his home to go fishing and was never seen again. A few days later his family got the news that he was...