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· October, 2009

Stories about Disaster from October, 2009

Ukraine: Charity

Scenes From the Sidewalk writes about an encounter with one of Kyiv's many homeless children – and posts photos from actress Olga Kurilenko's visit to a CrossRoads Foundation/ChildRescue's rehabilitation center....

Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia: “Dumping Grounds for People”

Dumping Grounds for People is a blog devoted to the results “of a four-months long journalistic investigation, conducted mostly undercover in ten institutions for adults with intellectual disabilities or mental...

China's Dark Satanic Mills

On Oct. 14th, Chinese photographer Lu Guang won this year's $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for his photos on China’s environment. The Fund’s website posts the following...

Disaster Management and the role of ICTs

In a first post of the series, we explore the role of ICTs in Disaster Management and the paradigm shift in Disaster Management strategies that came about post the aftermath...

Cambodia: Flooding woes

Sophonrith posts pictures of flooding scenes in Khan Russey Keo district, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Timor Sea Oil Spill Disaster

More than two months since the environmental catastrophe happened in the Timor Sea still no successful solution was found in order to plug the hole and stop the huge oil...

Philippines: Relief Goods Rotting in Government Warehouses

Ella's Blog from the Philippines posts photos of donated goods intended for typhoon victims rotting in government warehouses. The expose has sparked fears that the goods might be misused to...

Puerto Rico: Massive Oil Refinery Explosion

At around 12:30 am on Friday, October 23, the Gulf Oil Refinery (Caribbean Petroleum Company-CAPECO) in Bayamón (in the metropolitan area), Puerto Rico, exploded massively. Bloggers react to the disaster.

Vietnam: Flooding pictures

The Fish Egg Tree uploads pictures of the recent flooding in Kon Tum, Vietnam. The flooding was caused by Typhoon Ketsana.

Mongolia: Only Mongolians Can Protect Mongolian Rangelands

Ariungerel on Nomad Green critisizes the effects of many projects aiming to protect or restore rangelands in Mongolia. “Once a project ends and the result is reported to the world,...

Reading the world on Blog Action Day

More than 9000 bloggers are devoting a post to climate change today as part of Blog Action Day, an annual initiative started by Change.org to unite the world's bloggers in...

Laos: Relief for flood victims

Flood victims in Laos are in need of rice, household utensils, clothes, medicines and makeshift houses, according to the government. Typhoon Ketsana hit Laos last month which caused flooding in...

Philippines: Disaster interactive map

CP-Union has put up a disaster interactive map to monitor the extent of damage caused by the recent flooding in the northern part of the Philippines

Bhutan: How To Help The Quake Victims

Tshering Tobgay has some tips on how to help the victims of the September 21 earthquake in Bhutan. Whatever Matters blog has more suggestions.

Philippines: Typhoon disasters and climate change

Two deadly storms struck Philippines in the last two weeks killing more than 500 people. Aside from using the internet to help flood victims, Filipino netizens are sharing their thoughts...

Bangladesh: Strategic Migration For Climate Refugees

Bangladesh Corporate Blog proposes strategic migration of skilled labors to solve the climate refugees problem in Bangladesh.

Bhutan: After The Earthquake

The devastating earthquake of 6.3 Richter scale on September 21, 2009 and several aftershocks caused Bhutan a lot of destruction leaving the people traumatized. Freedom In Bhutan critically analyzes the...

Bangladesh: The Dhaka Project

Maria Conceicao, a Portuguese flight stewardess based in Dubai, has founded the Dhaka Project, which helps the slum dweller children of Dhaka, Bangladesh to lift themselves out of the cycle...

India: Flood And Increased Air Fare

Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka states in India are facing the worst flood in 100 years and Sparsh posts some photos depicting the situation. Bus and train services are affected in...

Philippines: Soup kitchens for flood victims

Soup kitchens were set-up in different parts of Metro Manila to serve thousands of flood victims.

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