· February, 2009

Stories about Humanitarian Response from February, 2009

Taiwan: First Twestival Announced

  6 February 2009

Following other “twestivals” or twitter festivals around the world, Taiwan's first twestival will be held on Feb 12 at Mayor Salon, Taipei. (zh), according to bnext.

Korea: Being Unemployed.

  6 February 2009

Since the economic downturn began, being unemployed has become one of the topics netizens talk about. How do people cope with this situation? Aspan finds other way to enjoy being unemployed. 오늘로 백수가 된 지 두 달을 넘겼다. 지난해 11월 17일부러 지난 10년간 근무한 회사를 그만두게 되었다. 다니던 회사가 서울로...

Israel: Hamas Raids UN Aid in Gaza

  4 February 2009

Justin wonders why this story, on the United Nations accusing Hamas police in Gaza Strip of seizing thousands of blankets and food parcels meant for needy residents, is not displayed in any of the mainstream media outlets.

Ethiopia: The Boy Without Arms

  2 February 2009

The Boy Without Arms is a fundraising drive to help the Ethiopian boy, Aschelew. Here is Aschelew's story: Several years ago Aschelew was depressed over his parents' AIDS, and his family chained him up to keep him from killing himself. The chains cut off the blood to his arms and he ended up losing both of them. Now his parents have died and Aschelew and his brother are alone. And the town is eager to see how to help them, and other orphans, sustainably.

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