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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Humanitarian stories relating to Cambodia and Pakistan too good to be true

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 05:27am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Humanitarian stories too good to be true Memoirs are not to be trusted. They are best read as fiction until proven otherwise. Some made-up stories designed to glorify the author or amuse readers are harmless enough. But others are not so innocent. For many years, Somaly Mam was the global icon against sexual slavery and underage prostitution in Asia, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by STAFF

    ... This outbreak has become a real humanitarian crisis, which will go on for quite a while Ebola discoverer Peter Piot   [Obama] avoids the battle, complains and misses opportunities Former C.I.A. chief and defence secretary Leon Panetta on the U.S. president. Panetta made the comments in his new book   This is something we would definitely be interested in doing, hosting English ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 20, 2014

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 06:31am by LETTERS

    ... and humanitarian aid efforts for affected countries. President Ma Ying-jeou has pledged to provide 100,000 sets of protective clothing, donate US$1 million in cash, and dispatch a team of medical experts ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:17am by STAFF

    ... the surrender of the Japanese invaders. Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh declared the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in September 1945.   World marks Humanitarian Day World Humanitarian Day, which falls today, is an effort to raise public awareness of humanitarian assistance. It was inaugurated in 2009 to honour those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    More lives saved with bottom-up approach to disaster relief

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:17am by LETTERS

    ... to the enhancement of community disaster preparedness, in Hong Kong and beyond. For example, the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and Chinese University for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) recently developed a free online course on disaster and medical humanitarian response (http://phpidccouc.conted.ox.ac.uk). Since its launch in mid-June, 749 students have enrolled, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    G20 nations must end harmful fossil fuel subsidies

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 06:01pm by KEVIN WATKINS

    ... is executive director of the Overseas Development Institute, a leading UK think tank on international development and humanitarian issues. Copyright: Project Syndicate ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 05:28am by STAFF

    ... honoured A 105-year-old humanitarian will today receive the Czech Republic's highest civilian honour for saving 669 Czechoslovak children from the Nazis while serving as a British diplomat ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Australia must come up with a more humane plan to deal with boat people

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 03:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... And the humanitarian aspect is two-sided. The stopping of the boats has effectively saved many from death and suffering and hurt the business of the so-called snakeheads, who profit from organising the boats ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The US can help, but it will take a united Iraq to defeat terror

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... concepts in the push for a caliphate governed by a harsh interpretation of sharia law. US President Barack Obama had every justification to order American air attacks and humanitarian food drops ... stronghold of Mosul fell, they scattered to the Sinjar mountains bordering Syria, where tens of thousands have since been trapped with scant shelter and no food or water. It is a humanitarian ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must plan for needs of vulnerable elderly

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 06:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... is renowned for compassionate giving in times of humanitarian need, it is no exception. We are reminded of this in the saddest way by our recent report on the incidence of suicide among people over ...




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