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13 August 2015
After “Grossly Distorting” UN Views on the Internally Displaced Ata-Manobos, the Philippine Military Apologizes
"The community wishes to return to its lands but stressed that they will only feel safe to do so if the long-term militarization of their region comes to an end."
7 August 2015
"This time the flood is being covered minute-by-minute via social media and we can see how authorities have responded, for better or for worse."
1 August 2015
Despite non-stop rains and expanded flooding in the past week, the government waited until July 31 to declare a state of emergency on July 31.
8 July 2015
As Typhoon Season Approaches, Families Displaced Last Year Still Await Permanent Shelter in the Philippines
"To lose my children is hard enough. All I wish now is that the government takes care of the shelter so I can start over again."
7 July 2015
The 1.9 million euros donated to Greek Bailout Fund on Indiagogo will be refunded because it didn't reach its target. But the campaign's creator isn't done trying to help Greeks.
4 July 2015
"When we heard that there were 120,000 people living as refugees, fighting for mere survival and living on less than 2 cents per day, we had to act."
2 July 2015
"India has been able to eradicate polio with its mission modedness. Why cant such urgency be brought to anti-TB/HIV program? #tickingTimeBomb"
1 July 2015
As a heatwave grips parts of Pakistan, dilapidated government hospitals struggle to cope with the influx of heatstroke patients. A tweet from Faisal Kapadia helps ease the situation in Karachi.
29 June 2015
"It is disappointing that the Israeli government chose to continue the absolutely fruitless policy of 'no tolerance', meaning it will continue to enforce an inhumane and illegal collective punishment..."
28 June 2015
Gaza-Bound Flotilla III Expected to Dock in the Palestinian Enclave at Dawn; Israel Threatens to Stop it
The Freedom Flotilla lll is about 170 miles away from Gaza and is expected to dock at dawn. Will Israel attack the boats? The next few hours will be decisive.
12 June 2015
Following a controversial statement by a spokesperson from Indonesia's Navy, various groups united to form "Solidaritas4Jopi," refuting speculation that Peranginangin's killer could have acted in self-defense.
11 June 2015
"Many elderly persons and some others are suffering from mental trauma, they feel hopeless. The number of students who no longer want to continue their education has increased"
8 June 2015
The Freedom Flotilla III will join an increasingly long list of boats that have attempted to break the Israeli siege of Gaza. Will it succeed this time?
1 June 2015
A boy manages to capture video shortly after a volcano suddenly erupts on an island in southwestern Japan. For residents of nearby Kagoshima, volcanoes have become a way of life.
28 May 2015
"If Africa's youth comes to believe that its future lies elsewhere, it will be impossible to solve the issue of migration," says Souleymane Bachir Diagne.
26 May 2015
23 May 2015
Singapore has remained aloof during the migrant crisis in Southeast Asia, saying that the island cannot accept refugees. But should the city-state do more?
20 May 2015
Kathmandu's barbers were typically looked down upon. With the human exodus and economic collapse brought about by two earthquakes, however, they've become one of the area's most sought-after professionals.
15 May 2015
Angered by the irresponsible reports in the Indian media, Nepalis online have started using the hashtag #GoHomeIndianMedia, which trended on Twitter for several days.