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· November, 2011

Stories about Disaster from November, 2011

Bangladesh: Climate Change to Increase Hunger and Malnutrition

As governments gear up for COP17, which starts today, experts are warning that among climate change's greatest consequences in developing countries are the risks to the agriculture sector, including an...

Togo: Another Tragedy Strikes the Togolese Football World

Nadege Mambe mourns the third tragic loss [fr] for the Togolese football world in 5 years. After the plane crash in Sierra Leone that took the live of the Minister...

Thailand: Survival and Creativity During Floods

The situation in Thailand is improving as floodwaters are receding but the death toll is now more than 600. The flood disaster is the worst in the past five decades...

Map of Cambodian Flooding

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has uploaded a map showing the extent of flooding in Cambodia this year. 18 of the country's 24 provinces are...

Trinidad & Tobago: Water Not the Only Problem

Jumbie's Watch comments on the recent flooding in Trinidad: “This is a country with 3 desalination plants…flashy skyscrapers, newly built motorways – and they can't solve a ‘water problem’.”

Brazil: Maximum Fine After Silence on Chevron's Oil Spill

On 7 November, an oil platform operated by Chevron-Texaco and located 350km off coast from Rio de Janeiro, began spilling crude oil. Two weeks after, the spill is believed to...

Bulgaria: New Protest Against Shale Gas Planned

A new protest is being planned for Nov. 26 in Sofia, part of a series of protests against Chevron's shale gas extraction in northeast Bulgaria. On Nov. 20, nearly 500...

Trinidad & Tobago: Flood Damage

B.C. Pires comments on the flood damage in northern Trinidad over the weekend: “Somewhere between asking God for strength and not throwing rubbish in the river, there is a lesson...

Kenya: Life in Dadaab, the World's Largest Refugee Camp

Around 75 percent of all refugees are believed to reside in countries neighboring their own, and this is particularly true in Kenya, where approximately 450,000 people inhabit the world's largest...

Peru: Rain Causes Flooding in Iquitos

Rains have once again caused flooding in the city of Iquitos in the Amazon Rainforest. The blogger behind De la Selva [es] attributes the flooding to sewage works and posts...

Thailand: Impact of Flooding on Colleges

Suluck Lamubol writes about the impact of the Thailand flooding disaster to the country's higher education system. Aside from damages in facilities, many schools are postponing the start of the...

Crisis Camp Italy: Using Web 2.0 to Manage Emergencies

Mapping, geolocalization, citizen journalism, data management: just some of the topics to be discussed in Bologna on 19 November at Crisis Camp. The first Italian meeting about collaborative tools for...

Macedonia: Veles Says “No” to Lead Poisoning, Government Remains Ambiguous

After the massive protest against restarting of the lead smelting factory in the city of Veles, the citizens feel cheated by the declarative support shown by the politicians from the...

El Salvador: Lower Lempa Citizens Protest Dam Management During Tropical Storm

“Three weeks after floods devastated the [Lower Lempa] region, communities have organized the first demonstration against the CEL (the corporation that manages the hydroelectric dam upstream from the communities). While...

Brazil: Suspicious Fires in Slums of São Paulo

Brazilian teacher and urban planner Raquel Rolnik writes [pt] about a wave of suspicious fires in slums of the city of São Paulo. Allegedly, a few days after the last...

Photos of Thailand Flooding

A Flickr group has been created, Thailand's Great Flood 2011, to gather photos of the flooding in Thailand. The flood disaster is the worst in the country in the past...

Central African Republic: Alleged Fire next to the Residence of President Bozizé

Hippolyte Donossio wrote on Twitter at 8:20 am local time that the residence of François Bozizé, president of the Central African Republic, was allegedly set on fire [fr]. The cause of...

Macedonia: Mobilizing Against Veles Lead Smelting Factory

The city of Veles' residents of all political persuasions are united in protest against the restarting of the lead and zinc smelting factory located within city limits, whose operation has...

Thailand Flooding Disaster

The death toll in Thailand’s worst flooding disaster in 50 years has reached more than 500. Government authorities said 25 provinces are still suffering from the flooding. More than one...

Japan: Using videos to explain basics of nuclear power

MOJO [ja] creates 2-3 minute videos that explain the basics of radioactivity monitoring and decontamination, via conversations between illustrated characters and interviews with officials and experts. Their most recent video...

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