Stories about Disaster from August, 2014
A barrel bomb destroyed little Ghina's home and killed her mother. She survived, despite being buried in rubble herself.
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.
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.
"Thank god for the doctors. They gave me a certificate that indicates I am free of Ebola in case anyone would still doubt."
The information war and the real one have almost become synonymous for a Ukrainian Twitter blogger from Slovyansk, and he is sick of both.
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.
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.
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.
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.