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· May, 2010

Stories about Disaster from May, 2010

31 May 2010

Azerbaijan: Animal rights

Guatemala: State of Emergency Due to Tropical Storm Agatha

Guatemala is in a state of emergency. In addition to the active Pacaya volcano that has caused evacuations and damages, Tropical Storm Agatha has hit the country, causing many disappearances...

29 May 2010

Ecuador: Tungurahua Volcano Erupts and Spreads Ash

In Ecuador, the Mama Tungurahua volcano erupted on Friday, May 28 canceling school classes, closing the international airport, forcing some residents to evacuate their towns, and spreading ash all across...

Oil spill disaster in Singapore

A ship collision in Singapore Strait caused the spilling of 2,000 tonnes of crude oil into the sea. Singapore netizens are using the web to monitor and document the marine...

28 May 2010

Guatemala: Pacaya Volcano Causes State of National Calamity

Regions in Guatemala have been declared by President Colom in "state of calamity" after the Pacaya volcano increased its activity: the airport is closed, villages have been evacuated, people are...

27 May 2010

Hungary: Bloggers’ Photo and Video Reports on the Flood

The floods of the past weeks affecting Central and Eastern Europe are not over yet, and below are some of the photo and video reports by Hungarian bloggers from areas...

Russia: Coalmine Disaster Victims’ Families vs Thugs?

22 May 2010

India: Outrage At Mangalore Plane Crash

An Air-India Express plane arriving from Dubai has crashed in Mangalore Bajpe airport in south India, killing most of the 166 people on board. It is the first major crash...

21 May 2010

Sri Lanka: Emergency Flood Relief

Egypt: No Longer Jewel of the Nile

Four of the seven upstream Nile Basin Initiative countries have decided to sign a new Nile deal. Despite strong Egyptian and Sudanese opposition, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia signed a...

17 May 2010

Russia: Photos Flood in Moscow

Chile: The Rebirth After the Earthquake Tragedy

The 2010 Global Voices Citizen Media Summit sought to engage Chilean bloggers through a blogging competition organized in collaboration with the organization OCD Iberoamérica. Here is the winning post written...