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· August, 2011

Stories about Disaster from August, 2011

Russia: Shark Attacks in Vladivostok

Russia is not known for sharks attacks, but this summer a number of incidents have occurred. Masha Egupova reports, and examines the blogosphere's response to the recent spate of shark...

Madagascar: Minister of Population Ramaroson and 10 others Drown in a Boat Accident

Puerto Rico: Tropical Storm Irene Leaves Heavy Rain and Damages

Tropical storm Irene hit Puerto Rico on August 21st leaving wind damage, floods, constant rain, and the evacuation of entire communities. This is the same storm, now a hurricane, that...

Puerto Rico: My Life with Irene

Bahamas: Riding Out Hurricane Irene

As Hurricane Irene, the first of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, continues to move through the Bahamas, bloggers have been sharing their experiences. Netizens reported very strong winds, extensive damage...

Somalia: Food Security Emergency Spreads Despite Aid

As the Horn of Africa deals with what the Food and Agriculture Organization is calling the “most severe food security emergency in the world today,” experts warn that conditions in...

Peru: 7.0-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Jungle Region

Haiti: Grim Housing Situation

Pakistan: Help The Flood Affected People

Somalia: Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan In Mogadishu

Lebanon: New Migrant Center Opening in Beirut

Bangladesh: Tragic Deaths Puts the Spotlight on Road Safety

The untimely death of award-winning film director Tareque Masud and internationally renowned cameraman and TV journalist Ashfaque Munier Mishuk in a road accident has shocked Bangladeshis. Netizens are mourning their...

China: Music Video – People of July

Japan: Mapping radiation online

Pakistan: The Plights Of The Flood Victims

Japan: Chaos at Chitose Airport on March 11

On March 11, 2011, a Delta airplane pilot approaching Tokyo airport described his experience of an emergency landing in an email so vividly, that it spread rapidly across the blogosphere....

Japan: “Plutonium is safe,” they say

Poland: NGO Helps Looking for Missing Persons

Haiti: Jobs Needed for Progress

South Korea: Severe Rains and Storms, Evidence of Climate Change?

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