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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 - 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 ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 12, 2014

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:14am by LETTERS

    ... to provide humanitarian aid to Gaza without a legal obligation to do so. And yet thousands of missile attacks against Israeli citizens have originated in Gaza over the past 10 years from a group ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Lift blockade on Gaza to facilitate urgently needed reconstruction

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by LETTERS

    ... rigorously, they certainly exist. Like other humanitarian organisations, MSF has examined its role in such a situation. By easing the human and social consequences of the blockade, even slightly, ... the extension of the confinement and the recurring cycle of violence resulting from it, the question continues to arise. In any event, the Gaza Strip has been devastated. While humanitarian aid ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia's pandemic expertise can help West Africa fight Ebola

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 01:45pm by MARIA GUEVARA

    ... This is a transnational crisis. And Southeast Asia can make a difference to the outcome. Dr Maria Guevara is MSF's regional humanitarian representative in Asia based in Hong Kong ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by STAFF

    ... partners for a conference on combatting Islamic State. They will also discuss ways to distribute humanitarian aid to those in conflict zones. The meeting comes amid US efforts to create a coalition ...




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