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· August, 2009

Stories about Disaster from August, 2009

30 August 2009

Japan: We will not forget Hiroshima and Nagasaki

64 years ago, on the 6th and the 9th of August, atomic bombs were dropped by the U.S. forces on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Over 200,000 people died and every year,...

25 August 2009

Sri Lanka: Citizen Media Contest

India: A wave of suicides among farmers

Conversations for a Better World

Increasingly, Indian farmers are resorting to extreme measures, including suicide, to escape complex problems of poverty, crop failure and growing debt. Indian bloggers analyze the situation.

Taiwan: Stories of the survivors from Typhoon Morakot

Typhoon Morakot hit Taiwan on 8 August. The heavy rain it brought to Taiwan has caused serious damage across the country, with thousands of people evacuated from their homes. Stories...

24 August 2009

Greece: Wildfires encroaching on Athens

Forest fires are blazing still closer to Athens, the capital of Greece, threatening to consume even more land and property. Meanwhile, citizens are tracking developments via the web and Twitter.

16 August 2009

Russia: Two Jets Collide at Air Show

Peru: Lack of Reconstruction Two Years After Earthquake

Two years after an earthquake struck Southern Peru, Peruvian bloggers are wondering why reconstruction is taking so long and what happened to all of the donations provided to the affected...

14 August 2009

India: Swine Flu Vs. Other Diseases

India: Swine Flu Scare

In India, the Swine flu deaths rose to twenty from ten in a matter of a couple of days. But panic is spreading more than the virus itself.

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