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· August, 2006

Stories about Disaster from August, 2006

Burkina Faso: Gorom-Gorom Food Distribution

Recently, floods unleashed havoc in northern Burkina Faso, rendering thousands of people homeless in Gorom-Gorom. A missionary blogger, Keith Smith who’s been working for over a decade among Fulanis in...

Philippines’ worst marine disaster

The beautiful island of Guimaras, located in central Philippines, is under state of calamity. More than 26,000 people who depend on fishing suddenly lost their livelihood after tanker MT Solar...

Ethiopia: Floods and conflict take their toll

Tobian Thinktank asks why Ethiopia's army is bothering with its military manoeuvres in Somalia while foreign troops are having to come into Ethiopia to help flood victims. We've people and...

Russia, Ukraine: News Roundup

Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog summarizes the news: cathedral on fire; good citizen enriches himself by not robbing the state; Ukraine's former prime minister sentenced for money laundering in the...

Burkina Faso: Flooding updae

Voice in the Desert updates us on severe flooding in Gorom-Gorom, Northern Burkina Faso, where about 8,000 people have lost their homes.

Russia: Pyatigorsk Mayor and Reckless Driving

“Pyatigorsk Mayor Charged with Reckless Driving; Five People Dead,” reports Russia Blog.

Russian-Language Blogs: Miscellanea (2)

Victoria Shcherbina (LJ user saint-autere) reacts to the news of the August 22 TU-154 crash in eastern Ukraine, which killed all 170 people on board, by writing (RUS) about the...

Lebanon: One Week after the Cease Fire

Most Lebanese Blogs still reflect on the war and its aftermath. Some post photos of Lebanese trying to regain their lives and their efforts to fix that which was damaged....

Hungary: Storm in Budapest 2

Searching for Utopia writes this: “We still had no clue of how serious it was until he turned the TV on. It said that more than a million people were...

Hungary: Storm in Budapest 1

Central Budapest Blog writes this about the storm that hit Budapest Sunday: “This morning people are picking through the detritus and working out what it all means. On the National...

Ukraine: Famine Records Open

Petro of Petro's Jotter writes that the previously secret KGB records on the Ukrainian Famine have been made public – and available online.

This Week In Palestine: Black & Blue

One week after the Israeli army brutally attacked a weekly non-violent legal demonstration against the wall in the village of Bil’in, August 18th saw yet another black and blue protest....

Cambodia: Floods in Battambang

chlim01 links to a forum that has pictures of flooding in Cambodia's third largest city Battambang.

Hungary: The Storm

Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar has barely escaped from the storm that killed three people and injured over 100 in Budapest.

China: drought

Shang pei-jin in Shanghaiist reports on the drought in Chongqing and Sichuan region. Reports circulated in the internet said that The Three Gorges Dam was responsible for the situation.

Lebanon: Before and After the Cease Fire

Cease fire in the Israeli-Lebanese war officially began on Monday 14th August. Enteries in the Lebanese blogosphere were diverse starting from what went on during the last days of the...

Cambodia: Heavy Rains

Vutha writes about the heavy rains in Cambodia causing damage to agriculture and tourism.

Russia, Estonia: Forest Fires

David McDuff of A Step At A Time writes about forest fires in Russia's Leningrad region and in Estonia.

Iran: Holocaust & Cartoon Exhibition

Faham criticized an exhibition of cartoons about the Holocaust in Tehran. The blogger asks what will be Iranians’ reaction to a similar exhibition about Iranian victims in Iran-Iraq war. Won't...

Russia: Competing for Airbus Crash Victims

Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog writes about the competition between U.S. and U.K. law firms to represent those who suffered in the Airbus A-310 crash in Irkutsk in July.

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