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· August, 2008

Stories about Disaster from August, 2008

India: Volunteer efforts for Hurricane Gustav

Conversations with Dina has links to the web-based volunteer efforts for Hurricane Gustav in the US.

Trinidad & Tobago: Flood Waters

As flooding plagues parts of Trinidad and Tobago, Jeremy Taylor says: “It’s odd that a country with a TT$45 billion budget, and a desire to become a ‘developed nation’ by...

Kyrgyzstan: Crashed Boeing Photos

Elena uploaded other photos of the Boeing-737 that crashed shortly after takeoff from Bishkek airport, leaving more than 60 people dead.

South Ossetia, Russia: Photos From Tskhinvali and Vladikavkaz

Photo reports (RUS) by LJ user photomans: from Tskhinvali – here; from a refugee camp in Vladikavkaz – here.

South Ossetia: Photos From Tskhinvali

Photos from Tskhinvali – by LJ user grend (RUS).

Venezuela: Yukpa Indians, Chávez and land disputes

Citizen media videos have been uploaded informing of the situation arising in Venezuela between the Yukpa Indians of the Perijá Mountains, landowners and President Chávez. This dispute over land limits...

Post-tsunami reconstruction efforts in Aceh

angieindo visited Banda Aceh, Indonesia and was able to witness the post-tsunami reconstruction efforts in the area.

Kyrgyzstan: Plane Crashed Near Bishkek

Elena uploaded photos of the Boeing-737 crashed outside the capital Bishkek on Sunday where 25 people of the 90 people on board have survived.

South Ossetia: Tskhinvali Photos and Reports

On Aug. 21, Columbia Journalism Review published Julia Ioffe's overview of several Russian journalists' blogging from the war in South Ossetia. Featured in her piece are reports by LJ user...

Pakistan: In tears again

All Things Pakistan is in pain after yet another suicide bomb blast in Pakistan that killed more than 70 people: “In what continues to be war on and in Pakistan,...

Egypt: Parliamentary Fire Reactions

People's reactions here are really confusing ... ehm ... and amusing as well. Ok, believe it or not, but some people here were really happy that a fire has destroyed...

China: Earthquake 100 days

Aug 19 is the 100 days of Sichuan earthquake, Wang Ning posted photos of Beichuan earthquake zone for memorizing the deaths.

Morocco: Tragedy Strikes

The View From Fez reports the tragic story of a family that drowned near Tangier, Morocco last week. The accident occurred when two young girls were playing near the dam...

Strong storm in north Philippines

Classes are suspended in north Philippines because of a strong storm, as twitted by amazingpig.

Egypt: Parliament on Fire

Egyptian bloggers are in a daze, after the country's iconic Parliament Building, went up in flames earlier today. And while an official reason has yet to be announced for the...

Georgia, Russia: Feeding Looters and Refugees

A number of Tbilisi residents gathered in front of the Russian embassy Saturday for a protest prank against looting. LJ user oleg-panfilov posted photos of the items left by the...

Morocco: Bus Crash Kills 8, Injures 40

The View From Fez shares the sad story of a recent bus crash in Morocco in which 8 passengers were killed, and forty more were injured.

Hong Kong: Fireman

Recently two Fire fighters died in a fire accident, a fireman blogger pointed out that the fire teams have been suffering from inadequate facilities and staffs back up that puts...

Peru: One Year After the Pisco Earthquake

One year after a powerful earthquake struck the southern part of Peru, many bloggers look back and note the lack of progress. Most of the blame falls on the local,...

Latvia: Strong Support for Georgia

Marginalia sums up various aspects of Latvia's support to Tbilisi in the wake of the Russo-Georgian war.

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