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Volunteers help Myanmar cyclone victims still without foreign aid 
Cyclone Nargis almost destroyed the remote village of Kyon Ka Nan, but residents are now rebuilding their homes and their food stocks, aided by a resilient group of Myanmar volunteers.  Visit site
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WHO official praises volunteerism shown in China post-quake response 
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday praised China's health emergency response as "quick, effective and well organized" in the wake of the fatal earthquake that has killed nearly 70,000 people in the southwestern province of Sichuan. Dr Hans Troedsson, WHO's Representative in China was particularly impressed with the "high level of dedication and volunteerism of medical professionals."   Visit site
More about: China
NGO, volunteers play big role in China quake relief 
An online video featuring UNV volunteer Liu Hui,  one of the two UNV volunteers that helped earthquake survivors in Mianyang, Sichuan. The online discussion focused on how non-government organization, including volunteers, can play a role in building better communities.  Visit site
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Chinese volunteers reflect on a turbulent year 
China's devastating earthquake has sparked widespread volunteerism and a surge of patriotism among young people. Here is a selection of voices from China's "post-'80" generation on how this dramatic year has affected them.  Visit site
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China helps itself 
A fast-growing middle class with money to spare on travel and, as it now seems, on charity. Thousands of volunteers headed to the disaster zone, from businessmen to Christian youth.   Visit site
More about: Activism  Management  Refugees
Earthquake Diary 
Caring for the millions of homeless after the Sichuan earthquake is an urgent priority for volunteers. (L. Liu/UNV)
On 12 May 2008 an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck Sichuan province in south-western China. Volunteerism is critical to the relief efforts. Read UNV volunteer Liu Lei's diary of his work with the IFRC here.   Visit site
More about: China  Refugees
Heroes as volunteers 
A newspaper editorial from China highlights the vital contribution of volunteerism in earthquake relief efforts. "They sometimes might appear less than organized. There even were pleas once for them to refrain from entering disaster zones on their own so that professional relief workers had their way. But we cannot afford to imagine what things would have been like were it not for the compassionate involvement of the now-omnipresent volunteers..."  Visit site
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Myanmar: Thousands of Red Cross volunteers on the ground 
As the full extent of the devastation wrought by Cyclone Nargis becomes clearer, thousands of Myanmar Red Cross volunteers are working around the clock to reach and support those affected by the ferocious storm...

Over the past days, Red Cross volunteers have been distributing basic relief items such as tarpaulins, mosquito nets, potable water and water purification tablets. Teams of volunteers have also been through some of the worst affected areas along the Irrawaddy delta, assessing damage and needs of communities, including health needs.  Visit site
More about: Myanmar
Building digital lifelines 
Thanks to Telecoms Sans Frontieres' (TSF) digital lifelines, victims of natural disasters can talk to their loved ones immediately after disasters. The charity, run by volunteers, sets up temporary communications infrastructure for the victims and disaster response charities to help them coordinate relief efforts.   Visit site
Staying Alive: Safety and Security Guidelines for Humanitarian Volunteers in Conflict Areas 
The book highlights the common features of safety and security that apply or could apply to humanitarian workers working in conflict areas. It explains the dangers volunteers might face and some of the likely threats to their work and gives advice on issues of personal security, use of common sense and judgement in the field. It reflects the ever-changing conflict environment in which humanitarians have to work and deals with new threats such as nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, and encompasses wider issues such as protection of humanitarian volunteers under international law and practical life.  Visit site
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