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· September, 2010

Stories about Disaster from September, 2010

Haiti, Dominican Republic: The Presence of DR Troops

Wadner Pierre says that “the decision of the Dominican government to send troops in Haiti proved the participation of the Dominican government in destabilizing Haiti peace”.

Colombia: Rainy Season Especially Strong This Year

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 –...

Japan: Earthquake warning via mobile phone

Akky Akimoto from Asiajin introduced an earthquake early warning system via mobile phone network in Japan.

Haiti: Slow Going

“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

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...

Nepal: Mysterious Fires In The Himalayan Mountains

Nepalese blogger ABC questions whether the recent wildfires in the Himalayan Mountains originated because of human negligence or natural causes.

Haiti: Disease Trends

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...

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

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...

Haiti: A Reminder

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...

Pakistan: We Don't Need Education

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: Flood Photos

Photos of the flooding in Ljubljana – at Sleeping With Pengovsky.

Slovenia: Severe Floods and… Surfing?!

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...

Haiti: Rock On

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

“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...

South Korea:Seoul Hit Hard by Downpours, Twitter reported

Heavy downpours battered Seoul today, flooding roads and buildings and causing power outages. Twitterers reported the worst downpour Seoul had in 103 years live by twitting pictures of chaotic scenes...

Pakistan: Do You Care About The Plights Of The Flood Victims?

While some countries of the world came forward to donate for the victims of the recent Pakistan Floods, most international responses were slow. Cindy Yang looks for the answers in...

Pakistan: Facebook And The Flood

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

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...

North Korea: South May Send Microwavable Rice to North.

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,...

Haiti: Protest Today

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.

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