Tag Archives: blogs

AlertNet’s ‘Latest blogs from Gaza’

AlertNet has compiled an impressive list of blog entries from folks inside Gaza.  Most, it seems, are staff of international aid organizations including CARE International, OXFAM, Save the Children and Islamic Relief.  FYI – It is a compilation of filings from aid agency sites.  Here’s a sample:

With international journalists barred from Gaza, local aid workers have become a vital source of information from the ground. Here are some of the best aid worker blogs from inside Gaza:

Trapped in our own homes By Salwa El Tibi (Save the Children) Jan. 9At night, we hear screaming and crying By Jawad Harb (CARE International) Jan. 8

Trials of a Gaza aid worker By Salwa El Tibi (Save the Children) Jan. 8

Dad, when are we going to die? By Jawad Harb (CARE International) Jan. 7

Gaza: Are we not human? Mohammed Ali (Oxfam) Jan. 7

Gaza aid worker diary Hatem Shurrab (Islamic Relief) Jan. 7

Gaza: No words left Islamic Relief/CAFOD Jan. 7

Our house was shaken by six airstrikes Jawad Harb (CARE International) Dec. 31

Read on…

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‘Congolese Dawn’

I just came across this exceptional blog called Congolese Dawn (What a great name! Very Conradian).  It is relatively new and authored by a collection of volunteers currently in-country.  From the Nov 18 post ‘Before the Deluge‘:

I’m stood in the Ngiri-Ngiri district in the centre of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in a wide trench that runs down the side of the street. The rainy season is beginning and the trench should be draining water from the muddy track which passes for a road, but instead it is filled with rubbish and sewage that laps around my cracked black wellies.

Karem, a local man in his midtwenties, is breaking up the solidifying mass of waste and mud with a rake, and I am shovelling it out onto the side. Karem looks dolefully up and down the road before turning to me. “My country, the DRC,” he says to me, “it’s fucked”.

Read on…

Blood and Milk

Please take some time and head over to ‘Blood and Milk‘ which is authored by my former co-worker Alanna Shaikh.  It is a clear and concise round up of all things humanitarian from an educated perspective.  Alanna posts some great info and usually has a choice medley of links for you to click.  Plus, the name ‘Blood and Milk’ is exceptionally cool.