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· February, 2010

Stories about Disaster from February, 2010

Japan: Blogging from a locked room

What if you found yourself trapped in a room of your house with the door lock broken and few tools with you? This is what happened to Fumiko Fumio. Equipped...

Chile: Tsunami Scare on Easter Island

The Chilean territory of Easter Island is located 3500 km from the continental mainland. After the February 27 earthquake struck, the island was under a tsunami warning and where local...

Video: Chile Earthquake through Citizen's Eyes

As the day comes to a close, more videos crop up of the devastating 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Chile at 3:30 am. The earthquake, which not only affected the...

Chile: The Legacy of the 1960 Earthquake in Valdivia

Fifty years ago, the strongest earthquake ever recorded in history rocked the city of Valdivia, Chile. The legacy that the earthquake has had on Chile's history was on the minds...

Chile: Powerful 8.8-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Country

At 3:34 a.m. local time, an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.8 struck off the coast of the Maule region in Chile. Extensive damage has been reported throughout the country,...

Barbados, Haiti: Survival

“One of the things that has stuck out for most of us as we look on at the struggle in Haiti after the quake is that people have to go...

Bangladesh: Hail Storm In Dhaka City

Yesterday a hail storm swept through Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and Ehab caught all the actions with photographs.

India: Surviving A Fire

Kiran Jonnalagadda posts his accounts of surviving a fire in his Carlton tower office in Bangalore. Nine people have died and 70 people have been injured.

Haiti: On Beauty

“The problem is not lack of food. It's lack of money. Put people to work. Pay them enough to support the local economy. Pay them enough to eat good local...

Haiti: 4.9 Tremor

“When houses are barely standing after an earthquake and a tremor like this comes along more houses crumble and more lives are lost”: Pwoje Espwa blogs about Haiti's latest tremor.

Haiti: Thoughts on Power

Following an incident in which children were reportedly taken from their legal guardians and placed in a UNICEF camp, Tara at The Livesay [Haiti] Weblog says: “I am so sad...

Barbados, Haiti: The Widening Gap

Barbados Underground says that “the recent catastrophic earthquake which rocked Haiti has exposed one of the weaknesses of modern civilization; the failure to narrow the gap between rich and poor...

Bangladesh: Communal Attack On Jumma Villages

Unheard Voices reports of the attack of Bengali settlers on Jumma indigenous villages in Rangamati district of Bangladesh which left 5 indigenous people dead. The blog is following the developments...

Ukraine: “A Family!”

Scenes from the Sidewalk shares a story of another formerly homeless Ukrainian child who now has a home.

Haiti: Reading the Reports

Repeating Islands republishes segments of a report on HIV infections in Haiti, while Haiti Vox links to a story on “who's getting the first Haiti contracts”, saying: “It's important for...

Haiti: Moving On

“The men and women of Haiti are strong and ready to show the world that they can rebuild their country”: Wadner Pierre says that Haitians are ready to move on...

Bahamas, Haiti: Migration Debate

“The level of ignorance, fear and hate-mongering surrounding the Haitian migration to the Bahamas is astounding – especially when one considers the fact that Africans living in Haiti achieved the...

US Bloggers On The Case Of Kidnapping Haitian Orphans

As Haiti slowly treads on the path to recovery and rebuilding, there is a sense of renewed concern for the countries children - especially the orphans. US bloggers react on...

Nepal: Solidarity With India

“When India suffers, Nepalis share the pain” says United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal. The blog talks about the recent terror attack in German Bakery in Pune, India, where...

Haiti: A Month Later

“The time has come for each Haitian wherever you are, and whoever you are to take a stand, and say ‘NO’ to the bureaucracy that worsens the situation in Haiti...

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