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· January, 2009

Stories about Humanitarian Response from January, 2009

18 January 2009

Philippines: Helping flood victims through Plurk and blogs

Filipino bloggers have organized a feeding program for the benefit of flood victims in south Philippines. They announced their project through Plurk and other social networking sites.

French comedian launches “A Plane for Gaza”

17 January 2009

Indonesia: Flooding in 13 provinces

Thirteen Indonesian provinces experienced flooding the past week due to torrential rains. The disaster has claimed the lives of 14 people while three others are still missing. More than 50,000...

Palestine: “Everything is in vain in Gaza – breathing, running, hoping”

In this roundup of blogs from Gaza, we hear in detail about the attacks on Al Quds hospital in the Tel al-Hawa neighbourhood of Gaza City from an Australian activist...

16 January 2009

Costa Rica: After the Earthquake

A week has passed since the 6.2 Earthquake in Costa Rica, and on blogger and twitter people have been commenting on the aftermath, analyzing the relief efforts, the rescue operations...

Palestine: Israeli Troops Enter Residential Areas of Gaza City

Thousands of Palestinians have been fleeing from Gaza City as IDF troops have entered residential areas. A number of the foreign activists in Gaza were helping at Al Quds hospital...

14 January 2009

Morocco: The Mendacity of Hope

Palestine: “I don't have guns or weapons. I struggle by telling the truth”

In this roundups of blogs from Gaza, we hear how an ambulance driver deals with his fear, the effect of the warning announcements made by the IDF on local TV...

Global: Online Petitions Launched in Action for Gaza

Once relegated to the realm of paper and signatures, the petition has gained new meaning, with sites like Petition Online allowing anyone to create one. As Israel's attacks on Gaza...

Palestine: Sameh Habeeb Podcast on Gaza

13 January 2009

Palestine: “Tell me, please God, tell me this is going to end soon”

The Israeli aerial attacks on Gaza show no sign of relenting, and in Gaza City there is now street fighting. In this post bloggers describe the fear experienced when Israeli...

Arab World: “Why the Children of Gaza Don't Deserve to Die?”

As the death toll from the Israeli war on Gaza climbs, bloggers from around the Arab world share their thoughts on Palestine, Arab nationalism and why the children of Gaza...

Egypt: Help Gaza Patients Remain in Touch with Loved Ones

Palestine: “They Don't Know If They Will Live”

Mohammad, based in Ramallah but originally from Gaza, has been keeping readers on KABOBfest abreast with developments in Gaza over the past 17 days, so that the world may hear...

Russia-Georgia: Red Cross viewpoint

12 January 2009

From Italy to Palestine: Vittorio Arrigoni writes from Gaza

Vittorio Arrigoni is an Italian human rights activist who is currently in Gaza, one of a number of activists who arrived with the Free Gaza movement. Vittorio (Vik) blogs at...

Zimbabwe: Left to die by the roadside

MENA: Israel and the Use of White Phosphorous in Gaza

The world is looking on in shock at the devastating photographs taken of Gaza victims - some of whom are deformed beyond recognition. Human Rights Watch is also calling upon...