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· May, 2013

Stories about Disaster from May, 2013

28 May 2013

Syria Untold: Raqqa Lessons, From Freedom to Creativity in State Building

After the withdrawal of the Syrian army from Raqqa in March 2013, the city suffered a tremendous power vacuum, especially in public services. Syria Untold speaks to activists on the...

23 May 2013

Bangladesh's Planned Coal Power Plant Threatens Sundarbans Mangrove Forest

A plan to erect a coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh next to the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world which straddles Bangladesh and India, is drawing fire from...

Twin Suicide Car Bombings in Niger Kill 23

PHOTO: Locusts Invade Madagascar After Cyclone

16 May 2013

PHOTOS: Guerrilla Art Project Captures Japan's Northeast in Portraits

Photographs of about 400 people collected from Japan's tsunami-devastated northeastern Tohoku region make up an exhibition at Tokyo's Watari Museum of Contemporary Art by French artist JR as part of...

11 May 2013

Woman Rescued from Bangladesh Factory Rubble After 17 Days

The same day that the death toll of a nine-story factory collapse in Savar in the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka rose to 1,055, now the deadliest building...

9 May 2013

Schools Close in Panama Due to Energy Crisis

The severe drought that is affecting Panama has motivated the government to take several measures, including suspending classes in public and private schools.

7 May 2013

Gas Tanker Explosion in Mexico Leaves at Least 19 Dead

The alleged accidental explosion of a gas tanker caused the death of at least 19 people in the Greater Mexico City.

1 May 2013

Savar Tragedy: Where Humanity Shines Amidst Rubbles

A long and difficult rescue operation has been going on since the factory building collapse on April 24, 2013 in Savar, Bangladesh. 397 people have died, and 2834 workers have...

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