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· December, 2013

Stories about Disaster from December, 2013

31 December 2013

Twin Acts of Terror for Russia's New Year

RuNet Echo

Little information about the perpetrators is known, but as usual the RuNet is rife with speculation.

26 December 2013

Indonesia's Haunting Tsunami Memorials Foreshadow Our Future

The Bridge

On the anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Ivan Sigal visits memorials of the disaster in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, and finds prophesies of our future.

Haze and Haiyan: Southeast Asia’s Deadly Disasters of 2013

Global Voices coverage of the transboundary haze pollution in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia; and the deadly impact of super typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013

23 December 2013

River Yamuna Needs Its Own Manifesto

10 Global Haiyan Relief Efforts That Touched Filipino Hearts

Small and big acts of kindness around the world have inspired typhoon survivors in the Philippines

16 December 2013

Cold, Rain and Flooding for 1.8 Million Palestinians in Gaza this Winter

Around 10,000 Palestinians in northern Gaza were displaced from their homes after four days of torrential rain.

Typhoon Haiyan: A Story of Resilience in a Short Doc

Fire Destroys Basin Market in Bamako, Mali

12 December 2013

Video: “Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution” in Syria

"Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution" is a 15-minute documentary film about the war in Syria which starts with a bang and ends with hope

8 December 2013

In Japan, Disaster and a Radio Show Put Refugees On the Agenda

The Bridge

For nearly 10 years Katsuya Soda has worked to bring the refugees issue to the attention of the complacent Japanese public. These days he has some extra help.

6 December 2013

4 Stories from Volunteers in Typhoon-Hit Philippines That Will Move You To Tears

Uncollected dead bodies, survivors waiting for aid, streets full of debris. These are some of the scenes witnessed by relief volunteers in typhoon-hit provinces in the Philippines

1,000 Days Since 2011's Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

4 December 2013

Traffickers Force Smuggled Refugees to Rape Each Other in Sinai

About 30,000 people have been trafficked to Sinai, Egypt, over the last five years. Cairo-based journalist Bel Trew tweets from a Press conference on the matter, to shed light on...

2 December 2013

20 Bitter Voices Rise From Fukushima After Japan's 2011 Nuclear Disaster

"Lately there have been many times in which I’ve come to think that human beings are scarier than radiation", Fukushima residents comments curated on Buddhist blogpost.