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Stories about Disaster

Cyclone Chalane hit Mozambique, leaving much less damage than previous storms

The storm lost intensity before it hit the country. With memories still fresh of Cyclone IDAI, which left 600 dead in March 2019, Mozambicans feared the worst.

After back-to-back typhoons, Filipinos criticize President Duterte's absence from public eye

#NasaanAngPangulo (#WhereIsThePresident) and #OustDuterteNow trended on Twitter as Filipinos criticized the absence of President Rodrigo Duterte amid the successive typhoons that hit the Philippines this month.

In the Balkans, COVID-19 measures may not apply to religious leaders

A bishop's funeral in Montenegro last week drew thousands of maskless mourners.

Decision to dump radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear disaster site into the ocean sparks alarm

About 1.25 million tonnes of contaminated water is currently stored at the Fukushima Daiichi installation.

As war in Nagorno-Karabakh rages, so does a pandemic

COVID-19 looms on an unrecognised state at war, nearly severed from its only ally, as winter approaches.

Russia's indigenous peoples are in the crosshairs of COVID-19

A raft of social and environmental issues makes indigenous peoples of Russia's Far North uniquely vulnerable to COVID-19 — many of these, say activists, are linked to resource extraction.

Understanding pandemic fatigue

As we continue to struggle to maintain safety measures, it is important for us to shift from a culture of blaming to one that supports and leads with kindness.

#AnswerUsElonMusk: Russia's indigenous peoples campaign against Arctic pollution

An oil spill in May devastated large swathes of the tundra. Here's how indigenous rights activists joined forces to demand justice from the culprit — Russia's largest nickel producer.

Devastating fires rage in Argentina as economic interests become key suspect

"The country burns because of agribusiness and real estate speculation. Where there was fire, today there are soybeans and machines ready for construction."

A Kashmiri medical student paints on leaves to beat COVID-19 stress

Tabish Aijaz, a young medical student from Anantnag district in Kashmir, is using her natural ability to paint to beat the stress caused by exams and the COVID 19 pandemic.

Child activist Licypriya Kangujam leads India's movement against climate change

A young girl hailing from Manipur, India, is making a bid to save planet Earth by spreading awareness and calling for collective accountability.

Hunger-striking surgeon struggles to reform Nepal's inadequate health care system

Activist and former senior surgeon Dr. Govinda KC has begun his 19th hunger strike in protest over Nepal's poor public health care and medical education systems.

Historic peace deal in Sudan signed during historic flooding

A historic peace deal with rebel groups in Sudan also comes during historic flooding that has ushered in a humanitarian disaster. What are the government’s plans to make life easier?

Indian scientists pen letter against government slashing of environmental protections

The letter says the updates to the Environmental Impact Assessment norms will encourage projects with no prior clearance to commence operations and eventually get regularised by paying a fine.

COVID-19 has put medicine out of reach for many in Georgia

The economic crisis resulting from COVID-19 has left many in Georgia jobless and unable to afford medication. Closed borders have also made getting cheaper drugs from abroad all but impossible.

Bangladesh battles the country's longest-running floods since 1998

The devastation comes at a time when emergency and health services were already overwhelmed with responding to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Islamophobic post on Facebook leads to deadly violence in Bangalore

India experiences another episode of real-life violence triggered by online hate speech.

An earthquake shook Tanzania. A new law prohibits citizens from speaking about it online.

Revised online content regulations in Tanzania prohibit talking about pandemics, natural disasters or politics without government approval. Is it possible to control essential online conversations? If so, at what cost? 

Calls, SMS, and radio: How pre-internet tech helps low-income children's schooling in India's lockdown

An award-winning non-profit start-up from the city of Cuttack, in the state of Odisha, is providing low-cost remote education to over 5,000 children from 400 villages.

Can Sudan's new government solve the annual mass flooding crisis?

No government in Sudan's history has been able to solve the humanitarian disasters brought on by annual flooding, which inevitably leads to chronic destruction and loss of life.

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