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· March, 2010

Stories about Disaster from March, 2010

Jamaica, Haiti: Art Aid

Art to help Haiti: Jamaican Annie Paul has the low-down.

Chile: The Process of Earthquake Reconstruction

Exactly a month after the devastating earthquake in Chile, President Sebastián Piñera announced a reconstruction plan for the country’s infrastructure and housing, prompting Chileans to provide opinions about how this...

Peru: Alarmist Report on Possible Earthquake in Lima

A recent report by the Peruvian Civil Defense finds that if an earthquake struck the capital city of Lima that 51,000 people would die. Blogger Juan Sheput of Mate Pastor...

Pakistan: Prayers For Moscow

“Prayers for #Moscow from #Lahore – there are no words that will lessen your grief.” tweets Mars On Earth from Pakistan as reported in Lahore Metblogs.

Kazakhstan: Bloggers claim lack of state aid to flood victims

After a mudflow killed dozens of people in the villages south-east of Kazakhstan on March 11, many fear that other dams across the country may cause much harsher disasters in...

Chile: Curicó Province One Month After Earthquake

One month after the Chilean earthquake, Luis Alberto Cabello of the blog Vivimos la Noticia [es] takes a look at the Curicó province, one of the hardest hit areas. He...

Ukraine: Fire Destroys 20% of Hosting.ua Servers

Some 20% of the servers at Odessa-based Hosting.ua data center – one of the biggest in Ukraine – are reported to have been destroyed in a fire on March 27....

Chile: Firsthand video account of Tsunami waves in Pichilemu

The force and unexpected nature of a tsunami wave can be seen in the following video. It shows a group of friends walking on the debris strewn beach of Pichilemu,...

Philippines: Post-earthquake reactions on Twitter

A 6.1 intensity earthquake rocked Manila and nearby provinces in the Philippines a few hours ago. Twitterers continue to share their experience and observations.

Bangladesh: Disappearing Islands

Reacting on the news that disputed South Talpatti island in the Bay of Bengal has submerged due to sea level rise, Mohammad Farhan Husain writes about the bleak future of...

Philippines: Earthquake near Manila

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake was felt near Manila, Philippines. Earthquake is now a trending topic on twitter.

Haiti: Social Media Speaking

Jamaal Bell writes for The Huffington Post on how social media is helping Haitians share their stories post-earthquake.

Madagascar Update: Death Toll from Tropical Storm Hubert now at 78

Tomavana writes that official report have raised the death toll from Tropical Storm Hubert in Madagascar from 36 last week to 78 and affected 145,000 people.  He adds that health experts...

Ukraine: Tons of Fish Die; Fishing Enthusiasts Start Grassroots Campaign

Hundreds of tons of fish were trapped and crushed to death by the ice, after Ukrainian authorities abruptly lowered the level of water in the Kyiv Reservoir. A group of...

Haiti: Debt Forgiveness

Repeating Islands links to a Business Week report that confirms the Inter-American Development Bank “has agreed to forgive $479 million in debts owed by quake-ravaged Haiti”.

Haiti: Mourning relatives and coping with legal ordeals

Haitian blogger Espas Aysien writes a post [Fr] focusing on the difficulty for Haitians to mourn the death of hundreds of thousands relatives in Port-au-Prince and neighboring cities.

Haiti: Reconstruction for Haitians or with Haitians

Haitian Alterpresse republishes a letter [Creole] from Haitian social organisations which openly criticise the Donor's Conference which took place in the Dominican Republic on March 17th. According to them, it...

Bangladesh: Mobile Based Donations

Shehzaad Shams at Bangladesh Corporate Blog suggests with examples that mobile phone based programs for collecting donation can work for Bangladeshi NGOs.

Kazkahstan: Flood and the government

KZBlog reports on the aftermath of the flood in Kazakhstan, saying that corruption might have been the main reason for the tragedy.

Ukraine: Fundraising Effort to Help Street Children

Scenes from the Sidewalk announces – here and here – a fundraising effort for CrossRoads Foundation: “If you want to be a part of a group of people who are...

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