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· October, 2011

Stories about Disaster from October, 2011

30 October 2011

Thailand: Floods and Social Media

Many parts of Thailand are still flooded as the country continues to face the worst flooding disaster in the past half century. But some bloggers believe the flooding disaster has...

26 October 2011

Armenia: Earthquake in Turkey felt in Yerevan

On Sunday, the earthquake that struck Van, a city in South Eastern Turkey, was felt in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, and other parts of the small South Caucasus country. Onnik...

Thailand: Video Animation About Flood Crisis

Thailand: Burmese Workers Arrested Outside Flood Zones

24 October 2011

El Salvador: A Look at Relief Efforts as Water Recedes

Cambodia: Worst Flooding in a Decade

Cambodia is experiencing the worst flooding in a decade. The government reports that almost a half a million hectares of rice paddies were destroyed by the floods, which could affect...

Turkey: Online Relief Efforts for Van's Earthquake Victims

Eastern Turkey was hit by a large earthquake of magnitude 7.2 yesterday. Kubra sums up some of relief efforts that were spearheaded online, pushing for humanitarian and rescue efforts on...

20 October 2011

Central America: Bloggers Attempt to Raise Awareness as Heavy Rains Continue

Videos: Central America Under Water

The tropical depression 12-E over Central America has brought torrential downpours and rains for days on end, causing flooding, closing roads and highways and displacing people. This post shows the...

18 October 2011

Thailand: Flood Maps and Disaster Monitoring Tools

In an earlier post, Global Voices featured some of the online maps which were created to monitor the floods in Thailand. The flood disaster is already the worst that ever...

17 October 2011

Russia: Networked Volunteers Save Lives of Missing Children

RuNet Echo

In September 2010, 4-year-old Liza and her aunt went missing in the forest and were found dead. Liza's volunteer rescuers decided to establish a network called "Liza Alert" whose members...

Pakistan: A Daughter's Plea To Free Her Father From Pirates

13 October 2011

Chile: Calls for Government Action One Year Since Rescue of ‘the 33′

Chileans today remembered the incredible rescue one year ago of 33 miners trapped underground for 69 days. Twitter users are calling upon the government to reignite the spirit of that...

El Salvador: Communities Severely Affected by Flooding

Thailand: Flood Situation on Twitter

10 October 2011

India: Waterlogging In Delhi

9 October 2011

Mapping the Thailand Flooding Disaster

252 people have already died in Thailand due to more than two months of heavy rains. Many parts of Bangkok, the country’s capital, are already submerged in floodwaters. Online maps...