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· September, 2010

Stories about Disaster from September, 2010

Colombia: Rainy Season Especially Strong This Year

  29 September 2010

Albeiro Rodas writes that this year's rainy season”has been especially strong, according to the authorities.” He also writes about a landslide that took place yesterday and “covered the Medellín – Urabá Road in Manglar county, municipality of Giraldo. Thirty persons were reported missing when tons of mud and stones fall...

Haiti: Slow Going

  27 September 2010

“Nine months after the devastating earthquake, many are criticizing the slow pace of relief for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Haiti”: The Haitian Blogger reports.

Russia: Search for Liza Fomkina and Her Aunt

RuNet Echo  27 September 2010

On her blog and in a Moscow News column, Natalia Antonova writes about the search for Liza Fomkina and her aunt, who went missing in a town near Moscow on Sept. 13, and whose bodies were found last week: “According to RIA Novosti, the main search and rescue efforts were...

Haiti: Disease Trends

  23 September 2010

The Haitian Blogger says of the launch of a National Surveillance system for illnesses following the January 12 earthquake: “Given that the U.S. participants were affiliated with the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief…it is significant that AIDs did not make the survey and was not one of the...

Russia, Poland: “The Fog Surrounding the Crash Remains”

  22 September 2010

Streetwise Professor writes about the ongoing inquiry into the April 10 plane crash that killed the Polish president and 95 others, reporting this, among other things: “Most peculiarly, the air traffic controller who was in charge when the plane crashed ‘retired’ three days after the crash, and Russian authorities claim...

Haiti: A Reminder

  22 September 2010

How Can They Hear? posts recent photos of Haiti, saying: ” To many people, Haiti is forgotten already. But I hope these few pics show you that she may be forgotten, but she is not gone. Life goes on like this every day for these people who have suffered so...

Pakistan: We Don't Need Education

  22 September 2010

Salman Latif criticizes the proposal of the Pakistan government for a huge cut in the budget allocation for the education sector to overcome the losses incurred during the recent floods.

Slovenia: Severe Floods and… Surfing?!

  21 September 2010

While severe floods plague Slovenia [SLO], Balkan portals from Croatia to Macedonia keep republishing a video clip named “wakeboarding in Ljubljana at 1am,” showing a car towing a surfer through the streets and passing by a dry cleaning sign.

Haiti: Rock On

  21 September 2010

Blogging for Inside Disaster, Emmanuel Midi profiles a young entrepreneur who continues to produce his “rock art”, even in the aftermath of the earthquake.

Haiti: Women's Reality

  21 September 2010

“While the government and the international community work on a reconstruction plan, many feel that the immediate problems facing Haitian women have slipped under the radar – even though they must play a key role in putting Haiti back on its feet”: Blogger and journalist Wadner Pierre reports.

Pakistan: Facebook And The Flood

  17 September 2010

Sonya Rehman describes the use of Facebook and other social media tools in fund-raising and for coordination of relief for the victims of Pakistan floods.

East Timor: Providing Spaces for the Memory

  15 September 2010

Crowd map Hanoin: Remembering Timor was recently launched aiming to collaboratively collect memories of colonialism, occupation and independence of East Timor. A blog post explains the need to “share, corroborate and expand on the limitations of the colonizer’s narrative” and suggests that Hanoin can be used as a cry for...

North Korea: South May Send Microwavable Rice to North.

  14 September 2010

According to Chosun report[kr],South Korea may send rice aid to North Korea in the form of microwavable rice. The hermetically sealed, microwavable rice [photos], which also works under boiling water, can be a new way of preventing the aid rice from being traded and used for a military purpose.

Haiti: Protest Today

  13 September 2010

Wadner Pierre reports that residents of several Haitian tent cities were scheduled to demonstrate this morning, calling for decent housing and the right to education.

  12 September 2010

The editorial team of the music, art and tech blog Puerto Rico Indie [es] organized a virtual “musical” round table in which writers, editors, contributors and friends recommend a song on occasion of 9/11. The videos of the songs are accompanied by short texts in which the authors explain their...

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