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BBC World Service Trust

BBCI returned last night from a few much needed days in the snow.  One of the first bits of correspondence I received this morning was from the BBC’s World Service Trust.  They have a new blog up with a variety of humanitarianesque stories including this one covering their event “Left in the dark: the unmet need for information in emergency response.” which takes place in London on Dec. 4th.  While I might not be able to make it Paul over humanitarian.info might be able to.  If you have plans to be in London and would also like to attend click HERE to reserve a spot.  They have added me to their blog roll and so I have responded in kind.

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Russia ‘ends Georgia Operation’ – BBC

According to the BBC Russia has ordered an end to military operations against Georgia.  However, there are a few lines further down the page that stand out,

According to a Kremlin statement, Mr Medvedev told his defence minister and chief of staff that “the goal has been attained”.

“I’ve decided to finish the operation to force the Georgian authorities to peace. The safety of our peacekeeping forces and civilian population has been restored,” he said.

But Mr Medvedev warned that Russia would not tolerate any further Georgian military activity in South Ossetia, saying: “Should centres of resistance or other aggressive attempts arise, you must take the decision to destroy them.”

Even if the fighting is over there are still an estimated 100,000 driven from their homes.  The relief efforts will need to continue long after the current conflict ends.

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‘Heavy fighting in South Ossetia’


Here’s the latest from the BBC:

“Georgian forces and South Ossetian separatists have been exchanging heavy fire just hours after agreeing to a ceasefire and Russian-mediated talks.

Fighting broke out after a brief lull in a day of heavy fighting in which 12 people were reportedly killed.”

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