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The New York Times’ Helene Cooper tells this powerful, powerful tale of how Charles Taylor, convicted this week of war crimes in Sierra Leone, also bloodied his own country. Lest we forget. Here are the first few paragraphs. Use the link above for the full story:
By Helene Copoer
When I heard the news Thursday that Charles G. [...]
ECPAT-USA says that even though the Senate last week unanimously passed the Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and Victims Support Act (H.R. 5575), it could die in the House of Representatives. Carol Smolenski, Executive Director, ECPAT-USA, asks this quite reasonable question: “Why is it that the House doesn’t think this is important? Hundreds of thousands of American and foreign [...]
I don’t think I can overemphasize the need for those who work in or care about humanitarian crises to be able to multitask responding to emergencies. Decent people cannot say to those caught in a civil war, “Oh, you have to wait until we are done dealing with these massacre victims” or “Your natural disaster [...]
Posted: October 31st, 2010 under Disaster aid, Foreign policy, NGOs, Natural disaster, Pakistan, U.S. politics, Uncategorized, civil wars, humanitarian.
Tags: disaster relief, emergencies, floods, neglected crises, Pakistan floods
It’s a phenomenon that’s disturbing to see: Armed groups targeting aid workers. It’s not a new phenomena, though its increasing frequency suggests that such attacks are becoming an accepted tactic by some, much as suicide bombing has been embraced by some armed groups as a legitimate tactic.
Suicide bombing and targeting aid workers purposely shred [...]
Paul Farmer’s Partners in Health not only is a reliable, strong provider of medical care in Haiti, it has been there for years before the earthquake and will be there long after the world’s attention has faded from the current destruction. If you want to donate money for Haiti, consider PIH.
I’ll also put a plug [...]
I highly recommend watching Wide Angle’s program, on PBS, about what has happened to the children of Myanmar since Cylcone Nargis hit. The people there, especially youngsters, are struggling mightily with little help from the government. This issue, and others involving Myanmar’s treatment of its people, need to stay on the U.S. radar. Granted, sanctions to pressure [...]
Posted: August 25th, 2009 under Asia, Disaster aid, Foreign policy, Media, Myanmar, Uncategorized, human rights, international children's issues.
Tags: Burma, children's rights, China, humanitarian crises, international journalism, Myanmar
Sorry for the long absence. My father unexpectedly passed away. I’ll return to writing soon.