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· February, 2008

Stories about Disaster from February, 2008

Bolivia: Relief for Flooding Victims

Many residents from other Bolivian cities are chipping in to provide relief for the victims of the flooding in the Beni region. Kevin of Travieso [es] writes about the cooperation...

Ecuador: Google Maps and Flooding

Christian Espinosa of Cobertura Digital [es] writes about the new Google maps mashup that provides locations of the heaviest flooding around Ecuador.

D.R. of Congo: Plane wreckage has become part of the urban landscape

In October, Du Cabiau Kinshasa wrote about an Antonov plane which went down in Kinshasa, killing three dozen people. This week, he posts a photograph of part of the wreckage,...

Vietnam: Hanoi in Winter

Experience the winter in Hanoi and neighboring places with Vietnamese God.

Myanmar: Mandalay YadanarPon Market Fire

Myanmar bloggers are posting photos and reports of fire outbreaks in two major cities, Yangon and Mandalay. Nearly 3000 people have become homeless due to fire at Hlaingthayar, Yangon and...

Russia: 1977 Fire at Hotel Rossiya

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis writes about “the Big Fire” at Hotel Rossiya in Moscow in 1977.

Peru: Stray Dogs in Iquitos

Juan Arellanos of Globalizado [es] introduces the organization called Amazon Care, which takes care of stray dogs and attempts to find new homes for them in Iquitos, Peru.

Trinidad & Tobago: Assisting Guyana

“Perhaps…this can be the precursor to a properly organised Caribbean-based defence initiative which…moves us one step closer, even through tragedy, to a single pan-Caribbean nation”: Keith in Trinidad shares his...

Guyana: The Reality of Distance

“The murders at Lusignan and Bartica are outside my realm of reality…”: Signifyin’ Guyana tries to make sense of the recent massacres and bridge the gap between the Guyanese disapora...

Ecuador: Government Declares Emergency Due to Flooding

Many parts of Ecuador are suffering from heavy flooding, which led the government to declare a national emergency. Some bloggers write about what this will mean for those affected and...

Madagascar: After the storm Ivan, the aftermath

Tropical Cyclone Ivan has now left Madagascar leaving behind several regions in shambles and thousands of people without homes. The official account by the authorities reports 2 deaths and 15,000...

South Korea: Dark Tourism

Korea Beat translated a local report on the phenomenon of “dark tourism” to the scene of the Namdaemun/Sungnyemun fire.

Guyana: State of Insecurity

“It seems like only yesterday the Government said they had a plan, today 13 more souls lay cold as gunmen strike bold”: Guyana 360 experiences deja vu, saying: “This is...

Bolivia: The Real Causes of the Flooding

Bolivida [es], a blog devoted to environmental topics, asks, “What are the causes of the increases in severe floodings, which are affecting thousands of families..?” He points out that some...

Madagascar: Cyclone Ivan Wrecking Havoc.

Tropical Cyclone Ivan has landfalled in the Northeastern region of Madagascar on February, 17th and it is now categorized as a category 4 Hurricane. (via meteo france) Even though Madagascar...

Guyana: Massacre in Bartica

As reports of another massacre – this time in Bartica – reach bloggers, Living Guyana asks “How many more?”

Kyrgyztsan: Kyrgyz Authorities Cut Off Tajikistan

Ayan Dane writes that the Kyrgyz authorities have decided to stop supplying electricity to Tajikistan, which, according to the Kyrgyz officials, refused to comply with its commitments. Tajikistan is in...

Korea: Burning of Namdaemun

Namdaemun, the Great South Gate (called Namdaemun or Sungnyemun), which was established in the 14th century, was ravaged by a fire that broke out on the 10th of February. It...

China: Darfur, a reason to say No?

Is the Darfur issue a reason to say No to the 2008 Beijing Olympics? Spielberg nodded recently, while Mr. Bush shrugged, and Beijing frowned. But how about the common people...

China: Squeezed To Death On Train

Xici.net posts a note by the family of a rural migrant worker. The 46 years old Sichuan rural migrant was squeezed to death on a train when she was travelling...

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