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  1. Sleeping rough

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... Sara Yin Thomas David Finland loves McDonald's, especially the one in Sham Shui Po. But not because of the food, it's because the manager lets him sleep there overnight. 'Most managers ask you to leave, but the ones in Sham Shui Po and Tai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680670/sleeping-rough
  2. Kingdom leads on overseas aid

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The 'Kingdom of humanity' is outranking richer countries of the West when it comes to humanitarian aid, the United Nations reports. Saudi Arabia is the largest international donor to humanitarian appeals when measured as a percentage of GDP, with 0.19 per cent of the value of its economy donated to overseas aid, according to the report. The United States was 19th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693802/kingdom-leads-overseas-aid
  3. G8 food fund the right step, if promises are kept

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... At the last minute, Group of Eight leaders managed to save the once-privileged gathering of rich nations from complete irrelevance. Little progress was made on climate change and trade, but a better-than-expected US$20 billion in farming investment was pl ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686589/g8-food-fund-right-step-if-promises-are-kept
  4. Civilians the victims in Sri Lankan conflict

    Posted Jan 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... civilians. This is despite humanitarian law dictating that the combatants in war have to take every feasible precaution to protect innocent lives. The conflict has reached a crucial stage, ... the catastrophe that is plainly in the offing be averted. They have in all but a handful of instances steadfastly refused to do this. Journalists and humanitarian workers have little access ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668291/civilians-victims-sri-lankan-conflict
  5. Law students win thorny debate

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Do countries have the right to intervene in genocide when the UN Security Council fails to take action to stop the humanitarian catastrophe? This controversial topic provided ... to tasting what barristers do in a court room,' he said. 'The issue about humanitarian intervention is controversial and there's no right or wrong. We have to argue both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672453/law-students-win-thorny-debate
  6. Modern military must offer more than defence

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... announcement that the People's Liberation Army would develop disaster relief and humanitarian capabilities in the aftermath of last year's devastating earthquake in Sichuan. Premier Wen ... but also in overseas humanitarian relief efforts. In Asia, Japan, South Korea and Australia have similar capabilities. The use of an army for disaster relief and reconstruction is not simply a nice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690275/modern-military-must-offer-more-defence
  7. A case for decency amid the Sri Lankan mayhem

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is no reason for soldiers to push the pace of battle; their win is a case of when, not if. International humanitarian laws have been broken. War crimes would seem to have been committed. Medical ... by not letting Tamil civilians seek safe haven. The rebels are dividing Tamils by disregarding humanitarian rules. And the bombing of hospitals will not be quickly forgotten, whichever side is to blame. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680037/case-decency-amid-sri-lankan-mayhem
  8. Rohingya crisis a part of Myanmar's ethnic strife

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ian Holliday

    ... Ian Holliday The plight of stateless Rohingya is Asia's latest humanitarian crisis. Allegedly beaten on Thai beaches and cast adrift in leaky boats with little or no food and water, ... that the UN and regional governments must pay urgent and sustained attention if they are to avert a humanitarian catastrophe in Southeast Asia. Professor Ian Holliday is dean of social sciences ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669326/rohingya-crisis-part-myanmars-ethnic-strife
  9. A dress code for artists? Surely you're dreaming

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. It's almost a reflex now. Whenever a natural disaster or crisis occurs in the region, entertainers suddenly turn into humanitarians. The hastily organised Artistes 88 fund-raising marathon concert at the AsiaWorld-Arena on Monday night gathered hundreds of celebrities from Hong Kong, the mainland and Taiwan to benefit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690126/dress-code-artists-surely-youre-dreaming
  10. A heartbreaking glimpse of the lost souls of the Andaman Sea

    Posted Jan 19th 2009, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... In a press release issued yesterday to ReliefWeb.int, the website of the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs, General Anupong Paojinda said Thailand was in discussions ... this matter, because there is evidence that the navy has treated them with humanitarian principles'. However, the South China Morning Post has never claimed that the navy or immigration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/667509/heartbreaking-glimpse-lost-souls-andaman-sea

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