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· May, 2014

Stories about Disaster from May, 2014

Information Hub for Humanitarian Aid for Bosnia and Herzegovina Floods

POINT, the international conference on political accountability and new technologies in Sarajevo, has used its skills to aid in relief of the ongoing disaster affecting three Balkan countries – Bosnia,...

Remembering the Lima Football Tragedy, 50 Years On

On May 24, 1964, 300 people were killed at the Lima National Stadium as a crowd fleeing tear gas were crushed against the close doors of the sports venue.

Serbian Bloggers Censored for Criticizing Flood Relief Efforts

Bloggers, journalists and rights-conscious Internet users have flooded the Serbian web with republications of a blog post condemning the government for stifling free expression during the country's state of emergency.

Apocalyptic Scenes in Andranondambo, Madagascar as Villages Fight Over Land

L'Express Mada reports that the entire village of Andranondambo in the South of Madagascar was destroyed [fr] during an inter-village conflict that stems from a dispute over land rights. The...

GV Face: People Powered Flood Relief in Serbia

This week we talk to friends in Serbia involved in relief efforts. What are next steps for citizens and government? And why is social media under threat?

Tens of Thousands Stranded, Serbians Take Flood Relief Into Their Own Hands

As Serbia and Bosnia live through the worst floods the region has seen in 120 years, relief and aid efforts are mostly being led by civilians and civic movements.

Colombia: 32 Children Die in Fire

Colombian outlets are reporting [es] the death of 32 children caused by fire in a bus, in the township of Fundación, in Magdalena, North of Colombia. The tragic event occured...

Paraguay: Heavy Rains Complicate Assistance Efforts in Affected Areas

The heavy rains affecting the Southwestern Paraguayan department of Ñeembucú raise concerns as 100% of the agricultural production for self-consumption has been destroyed, according the local media [es] reports. On...

After Six Months, Typhoon Haiyan Victims Continue to Demand Relief and Justice in the Philippines

Six months after a powerful storm displaced millions of residents in central Philippines, survivors continue to demand relief and justice. Lack of government rehabilitation master plan also slowing recovery.

South Korea: Subway Crash, in the Wake of Ferry Disaster

In South Korean capital Seoul, two subway trains collided last week, injuring over 200 passengers, mostly minor injuries. The accident occurred in the wake of the Sewol ferry disaster, and...

South Korea: Stunning Sand Animation Video about Ferry Disaster

Various artists have joined in paying tribute to the victims of the Sewol ferry disaster which cost over 260 lives, most of them high school students. This stunning sand animation...

One Month On, Chileans in Tarapacá Are Still Recovering from Earthquake Damage

Tarapacá is the region most affected by earthquakes in northern Chile last month. Those hit hard by the natural disaster are still waiting for concrete solutions.

Dissecting the Dead in Odessa

Vladimir Golyshev's text on the Odessan tragedy is an excellent representation of pro-Maidan bias, and it's worth reading as a typical case of how Kiev’s allies understand last week's tragedy.

GV Face: Too “Asian” to Evacuate? South Korea's Ferry Tragedy and Culture Blaming

Stubborn stereotypes about South Koreans prevail in much of the reporting on a capsized ferry that led to the deaths of more than 200 young people. Were they too "obedient"?

Colombia: Collapse of a Mine Causes Death and Destruction

At least three people died people and between 25 and 30 got trapped after the collapse of an illegally operated mine in the department of Cauca, Soutwest of Colombia, as...

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