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· June, 2006

Stories about Disaster from June, 2006

China: Those left behind

Seen on Andrés Gentry's eponymous blog is a short but wrenching video looking at those left behind in China's mad rush towards development, including video shot by the villagers themselves...

Trinidad & Tobago: Weathering unpreparedness

Jeremy Taylor writes about the confusion that ensued in Trinidad on Wednesday over reports that a tropical wave was crossing the country. “Hardly anyone is prepared for serious wind or...

Cambodia: NGO Woes

Vutha in Cambodia writes about conflicts and internal disputes within NGOs operating in Cambodia. HE says “I have worked with NGOs for more than 3 years. I observed that there...

Reunion: Chikungunya Epidemic Confirmed

LSZ Blog, a health-related blog covering Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean, writes (Fr): “It seems that Chikungunya fever has reached a quasi-pandemic dimension with more than a million people...

South Korea: Call for International Support in Daechuri

An annoucement was put up in Days in Daechuri (a U.S military base in S.Korea) to call for international support to protect the farmers against forced evictions. A foriegner's house...

La Reunion: Living on a Volcano

Reunion-USA2 writes (Fr): “When I lived in La Reunion, some wondered whether I was frightened of living so close to a volcano. Well, actually no, you never think about it...

China: Revolution's victims’ stories blogged, not forgotten (1/4)

For a good number of years, Sichuan-based blogger-journalist Ran Yunfei (冉云飞) has been collecting the stories of those persecuted as right wing elements during the Cultural Revolution, another part of...

Bahamas: Hurricane insurance

A hurricane insurance act is being drafted to help local farmers and fishermen recover from devastating storms, reports the Nassau Bahamas Vacation blog.

Caribbean: Hurricane unpreparedness?

As hurricane season begins, Taran Rampersad worries that “the Caribbean in general can't handle a Category 3 hurricane. All everyone is discussing at this point is how fast one can...

Hong Kong: Tiananmen vigil

Photos from Sunday's candlelight vigil in Hong Kong's Victoria Park can be found here at Hong Kong Digital Vision blog. Sunday marks the seventeenth anniversary of the day China's People's...

Afghan Whispers: Crash & Riots

According to media about one week ago violent anti-foreigner protests raged across the capital Monday after a U.S. military truck crashed into traffic. Let's see what Afghan bloggers have to...

Thailand: Insensitive Television Companies

Andrew Biggs in Thailand is reporting that BBC and HBO has upset people in Southern Thailand after they put out posters calling for extras to play corpses.

Indonesia: Quake Relief

Unspun is looking into media and first hand reports and trying to figure out if the Indonesian government is doing a good job in handling the quake crisis.

Caribbean: Marking the start of the hurricane season

“What is it about us that loves to celebrate everything?” asks Florida-based Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp, who uploads a podcast of a poem to mark the June 1 start of...

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