Stories about Disaster from August, 2013
On August 23, two bombs exploded in outside two mosques in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. Forty-seven people were killed, and over 500 injured. Joey Ayoub, at Hummus for Thought, shares a must-read testimony of the heartbreak at the hospital of a friend who was in Al Salam mosque...
Traffic jam at the overcrowded mega-city Dhaka is one of the most irritating problems in Bangladesh. Karim at Amader kotha shares some secret tips to utilize those boring moments of immobility when you are stuck in a jam.
As it turns out radioactive water leaks at Japan's Fukushima plant are ‘much worse than‘ the authorities are willing to admit, South Koreans call on government to provide regular and thorough medical checkups for 108 Korean rescue workers dispatched to Fukushima immediately after the crisis. An online petition [ko] urging medical care for the...
During 1980-2010 Bangladesh faced approximately 234 natural disasters. A shocking number of 191,836 people died in these calamities. PreventionWeb has the detailed statistics.
This post is part of our Special Coverage Surviving in Syria. On his Facebook Page, Rebel Painter of Horan expressed his cynicism towards the silence of Arabs silence following the “chemical weapon attack” on Al Ghouta, a Damascus suburb. He shares a drawing of an Arab giving a Syrian child a pamphlet on...
Horrible footage of dying (and dead) children are plastered across social media, calling for the world to break its silence on the atrocities being committed against civilians in Syria.
Tropical storm Trami struck the Philippines and caused massive flooding in Manila and nearby provinces. More than half a million persons were affected by the storm
Russians living in Egypt to potential tourists: "Don't be afraid."
This Ramadan marked one of the deadliest months in Iraq. Around 17 bomb explosions across the country have left 91 dead and 323 injured tonight. And the number of victims continues to climb.
The Indian state of Kerala’s much loved monsoon has gone awry this year, with flash floods and deadly landslides devastating the area.
Oil spill reached a popular tourist destination aside from causing marine pollution. Environment groups claimed there was little disclosure on the impact of the disaster
The development near capital Dhaka destroyed the greenery and the ecology of 1,600 acres of agricultural lands, forests and water bodies.
An appeals court in Turin, Italy has affirmed Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny, former owner of cement manufacturer Swiss Eternit Group, is responsible for nearly 3,000 asbestos-related deaths.