· October, 2008

Stories about Humanitarian Response from October, 2008

Sri Lanka: Plights of the displaced people

  10 October 2008

The recent military operations in the Kilinochchi district in Sri Lanka have led to mass displacements of the civilian population. An eyewitness writes in Groundviews about his personal experience of the plights of the displaced people.

China: Melamine is Inevitable?

  10 October 2008

In Oct 7, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Agriculture, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce and the General Administration of Quality Supervision and Quarantine jointly issued a notice which state the upper limit of melamine in milk product. For infant...

China: 40 Missing Children's Parents Petition Journey to Beijing

  8 October 2008

The news of 40 parents petitioning in Beijing for their missing children has been censored by the mainstream media and major internet news portals in China. Blogger Beifeng re-posts a first-person account from one of the petitioning parents in his blog, and urges readers to spread the news.

Brazil: Impunity and forgetfulness over Carandiru Massacre

  3 October 2008

Sixteen years ago, Brazil was shocked by one of the biggest human rights violation in its history. The Carandiru Massacre saw the assassination of hundreds of unarmed inmates inside what was then South America's largest prison. See the few blog reactions available and a survivor's account of the unpunished crime, which seems to have been forgotten by many.

Cuba: Helping the Victims

  3 October 2008

Yoani Sanchez takes a road trip to help some of the most severely affected Cuban hurricane victims and says: “I returned and confirmed that the recovery will take years, that hope is scarce and that the worst may be yet to come when the enthusiasm for helping fades.”

Brazil: Remembering the anniversary of Carandiru massacre

  2 October 2008

The Hub has an interview with a witness and survivor the massacre of at least 111 inmates in the Carandiru Prison Complex – São Paulo, Brazil. “Sixteen years later, he recounts his experience in a conversation with Raquel Quintino – a human rights activist from the Universidade de Comunicação Livre.”

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