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· July, 2012

Stories about Disaster from July, 2012

31 July 2012

Spain: Fighting Catalonia's Wild Fires

The terrifying fires that continue to devastate the Catalan comarca of Alt Empordà have given way to the citizens' initiative #1Català1Arbre, launched on Twitter by Oriol Puig. The goal is...

Tunisia: The Plight of Palestinians in Iraq

Ukraine: Forest Fires in Yalta, Crimea

22 July 2012

Russia: The Denver Cinema Shooting As A Case for Gun Rights in Russia

Hungary: Community News Site Takes On Neglected Fire Hydrants

Faulty and out-of-order fire hydrants made it difficult to control a fire that broke out in the Kutya mountain, close to the town of Nagykovácsi in Hungary. This inspired the...

17 July 2012

Egypt: Conflicting News on Casualties in Cairo Train Crash

Information remains sketchy about the number of casualties from a train crash in a Cairo suburb earlier today. Reports on mainstream media ranged from deaths and injuries - to no...

Russia: A Law to Regulate Volunteer Efforts

RuNet Echo

Last week, Russia's Public Chamber announced that it is preparing the foundation for a draft law designed to regulate volunteer activities. Critics of the idea claim that the law (like...

Syria/Turkey: Syrian Refugees Protest Water Shortages at Kilis Camp

Syrian refugees at the Kilis Refugee camp, on the Syrian-Turkish border, protested against water shortages. Four policemen and 10 refugees are reportedly injured.

Peru: 20 Years Later, Bloggers Remember Bomb Blast in Tarata Street

At 9:15 pm, on Thursday July 16, 1992, a bomb blast rattled the small and then almost unknown Tarata Street, in the Limean district of Miraflores. Days before the blast,...

16 July 2012

Mauritania: Military Plane Crashes Killing Seven

On July 12, 2012, a Mauritanian military plane crashed in Nouakchott airport. The accident took the life of 3 soldiers (among them one officer) as well as two custom officials,...

12 July 2012

Yemen: Another Suicide Blast Rocks Sanaa

As police cadets were leaving the Police Academy in Sanaa yesterday, July 11th, for their holiday, a suicide bomber detonated himself at the southern gate, killing nine and injuring 15....

Russia: Caught Stealing Supplies from Flood Victims

Uganda: Remembering the 2010 Bomb Blasts

Ugandans have taken to Twitter and Facebook to remember the 2010 victims of bomb blasts at Kyaddondo Rugby Club and Ethiopian Village bar in Kampala Uganda. The attacks took place...

11 July 2012

Russia: Online Platforms Coordinating Aid for Flood Victims

RuNet Echo

Floods in Kuban have completely destroyed 640 homes, with more than 5,000 partially submerged. According to the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs’ Crisis Centre, 150 have been killed as of...

9 July 2012

Russia: Netizens Respond Online and Offline to Devastating Krymsk Floods

RuNet Echo

On July 6-7, more than 170 people died in the devastating floods in the south of Russia. Bloggers have been arguing about possible causes of the tragedy in the hardest-hit...