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· February, 2006

Stories about Disaster from February, 2006

Update: Samarra Catastrophe

The developing situation in Iraq is moving too fast and filling more column inches than a roundup can satisfy. Here is a summary of the blog events since Thursday. It...

Hurricane Katrina: Rethinking Disaster Relief Response

Hurricane Katrina: Rethinking Disaster Relief Response

Russia: Market Roof Collapse

W. Shedd of The Accidental Russophile attempts to analyze today's collapse of one of Moscow's largest markets from an engineer's perspective. So far, 56 people are reported to have been...

Philippines: Landslide and rescue efforts

Philippines: Landslide and rescue efforts

Russia: Fire at Komsomolka

Following the fire that destroyed one human life and much of the archives of Komsomolskaya Pravda, Sean Guillory recounts the newspaper's history.

Philippines: Talking About Poverty

caffeine sparks responds to a post written by Idiot Savant some weeks back on the roots and reasons behind the game show stampede in Manila that cost over 70 poor...

Ethiopia: drought

Meskel Square reports more on the drought faced by Ethiopians in the Southern region of Moyale. …”an estimated 737,000 Ethiopians struggling to survive without access to clean water. Beyond Ethiopia,...

Philippines: Two Disasters

Torn and frayed in Manila reflects on two disasters that have recently hit the Philippines: a stampede at a game show that killed over 70 people and a mudslide that...

Trindad & Tobago: Port of Spain fire

Both Attillah Springer and Francomenz report on the fire which took place yesterday in the downtown area of Port of Spain, which Francomenz reminds us is “the capital’s second major...

Ethiopia: drought

Meskel Square reports on the drought in Ethiopia. “Moyale is at the heart of a devastating drought that has left an estimated 737,000 Ethiopians struggling to survive without access to...

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