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· August, 2014

Stories about Disaster from August, 2014

Powerful Video Shows a Syrian Toddler's ‘Rebirth’ From Under the Rubble of a Bombed Building

A barrel bomb destroyed little Ghina's home and killed her mother. She survived, despite being buried in rubble herself.

Locusts Invade Madagascar's Capital City

Ebola Scare: Trapped on the Cameroon/Nigeria Border for Over 40 Hours

A Private Hospital in Bangaldesh Held a Patient's Body Ransom Because the Family Couldn't Pay Up Immediately

The deficiencies in Bangladesh's government hospitals and the uncertainties regarding service prompts people to chose private hospitals -- at a huge expense.

Cameroonian Striker Albert Ebossé's Death in Algeria Raises Questions About Stadium Security

The footballing world is in a state of shock following the death of 24-year-old Ebossé, killed by a projectile thrown from the stands after a match.

African Ebola Survivors Share Their Stories of Recovery and Stigma

"Thank god for the doctors. They gave me a certificate that indicates I am free of Ebola in case anyone would still doubt."

The Heroic Everyday Work of Lab Scientists in the Fight Against Ebola in Liberia

Crisis Data at Your Fingertips

Twitter Popularity Brings No Joy to Self-Dubbed “Shitty Slovyansk” Blogger

The information war and the real one have almost become synonymous for a Ukrainian Twitter blogger from Slovyansk, and he is sick of both.

12 Deaths and 27,000 Displaced Nigeriens Because of Floods

The Worst Explosion in Taiwan's History Has Set Off a Major Political Debate

A recent gas-line explosion killed 30 people in Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second largest city, setting off a debate about the the underground pipelines that serve the nation's petrochemical industry.

How the Youth Contribute to Disaster Risk Reduction

The youth are a valuable resource to use in identifying and preventing disasters.

Volunteers from Slovenia, Macedonia and Serbia Are Joining Forces to Rebuild After Catastrophic Floods

Over 50 volunteers from Slovenia, Macedonia, and Serbia have gathered in Kraljevo, Serbia in a self-organized labor action to help rebuild the damage done by floods in the region.

Bulgaria's Mizia Is a City Under Water After Heavy Flooding

Hundreds of people lost their homes in the city of Mizia, when unrelenting rain recently caused the Skat River to overflow. Bulgarians have scrambled to gather supplies for the victims.

A Terrifying Experience at A Mumbai Train Station

Overcrowded Passenger Ferry Sinks in Bangladesh; 2 Dead, More Than 100 Missing

The moment the ferry capsized was captured by an unknown person on a mobile phone from a nearby vessel. It was widely shared on Facebook and YouTube.

Serbia Hit With More Floods Only 2 Months After Devastating Deluge

Serbia saw a new wave of floods during the last days of July. Take a look at photos of the damage collected by social media users.

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