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· June, 2009

Stories about Disaster from June, 2009

China: Building collapsed in Shanghai

At around 5:30am on June 27, an unoccupied building still under construction at Lianhuanan Road in the Minxing district of Shanghai city toppled over. Want to see the amazing scene?...

Palestine: “Free Gaza” Boats Waiting In Cyprus

The Free Gaza Movement have produced a video showing their attempts to leave Cyprus and sail to Gaza with medical and reconstruction supplies.

Pakistan: Americans Helping The IDPs

Chapati Mystery highlights two inspiring Americans who are helping the IDPs in Pakistan.

Colombia: Living with Flooding in Barranquilla

Barranquilla in Colombia is the most important coastal city with a distinct characteristic: no rainwater drainage systems, so whenever it rains, the whole city floods with dangerous fast running rivers...

Cuba: Hurricane Victims

As hurricane season gets underway, Generation Y focuses on the plight of “Caletone, a town near Gibara that doesn’t even appear in the Atlas of Cuba [that] is still deep...

Philippines: A(H1N1) panic continues to grow

Asia’s first A(H1N1)-related death is a Filipina from Metro Manila. This was confirmed by health authorities who also warned that 25 percent of the country’s 90 million population could be...

Sri Lanka: State of The Civilians In Vanni

Rohini Hensman from Sri Lanka asks “why are the Vanni civilians still being held hostage?”

Pakistan: Thanking Angelina Jolie

Adil Najam at All Things Pakistan thanks Hollywood actress and international celebrity Angelina Jolie who announced a US$ 1 million donation to help the internally displaced Pakistanis.

Egypt: Between the Swine Flu and Approaching Plague

Terror and panic have gripped many Egyptians after the first case of H1N1 influenza, or Swine Flu, was detected in the country. The panic had actually started before the virus...

Pakistan: Karachi Without Power

On the 17th of June Karachi witnessed the worst power breakdown which lasted about one day. Raja Islam at Karachi Metblogs liveblogged the power outage. Doodh Patti posts pictures showing...

Pakistan: Volunteers For IDPs in Swat Region

Chowrangi blog calls for coordination and collaboration between volunteers engaged in the relief works for the IDPs of Swat and Malakand in Pakistan.

Nepal: What really happened in 2001?

Even after eight years of the Nepal Royal Massacre, Nepalis are still confused what happened on that dreadful day. Maya has more on this.

Palestine: Recovering A Corpse After 54 Days

Canadian activist Eva Bartlett describes a mission to retrieve the decomposed body of a young man from the border area of Gaza – where he had been killed 54 days...

Pakistan: Blast In Lahore

Lahore Metblogs reports that today a suicide blast at Jamia Naeemia Mosque situated in Garhi Shahu area of Lahore killed 4 people and injured 8 people.

Pakistan: Mayhem in Peshawar

Peshawar is the capital of the North-West Frontier Province and the administrative center for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. It is located on the edge of the Khyber...

India: Tipaimukh Dam FAQ

The New Horizon posts a detailed FAQ on the controversial Tipaimukh Dam project in India and its consequences on India and Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: Helping The Cyclone Aila Victims

The Humanitarian Chronicle posts a personal journal of Nancy E. Smith of Humedica Bangladesh Team who describes the relief efforts conducted towards the Cyclone Aila victims in Southern Bangladesh. More...

Pakistan: The Human Rights Commission Of Pakistan On IDPs

Teeth Mastro discusses about a recent report on the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Pakistan titled “A tragedy of errors and Cover-ups:The IDPs and outcome of military actions in FATA...

Mexico: Mourning for the Children Who Died in Daycare Fire

Ana Maria Salazar is reporting from Hermosillo, Mexico where 43 children died in a fire at a day care facility. She writes about those who gathered at a mass to...

Air Bus AF 447: Sorrow, lack of information and sensationalism

Blogs around the world have been sending their condolences to the families suffering the wait for any sign of the vanished Air France Airbus AF 447. Much criticism and discussion...

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