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· October, 2014

Stories about Disaster from October, 2014

With Homes and Infrastructure Destroyed, a Tough Winter Lies Ahead for Gaza

The people of Gaza are doing what they can to prepare for the winter in the wake of war, which left an estimated 100,000 homeless.

False Ebola Alarm Provides Convenient Distraction for Macedonia From Unflattering EU Report

The arrest of 14 judges and an over-dramatized possible case of Ebola took over Macedonian media in October, overshadowing news of a damning EU progress report on the country.

Preventing Ebola in Nigeria With Ebola Alert Twitter Feed

Ebola Alert Twitter feed is the creation of evidence-driven group of volunteer professionals working on Ebola prevention interventions. The initiative involves active participation of professionals from different walks of life....

Powerful Typhoon Vongfong Kills 2, Injures More Than 70 in Japan

About two million people were evacuated, and damage, while limited, was still significant in isolated and rural prefectures such as Okinawa.

Animated Video Dispels Ebola Myths

Ebola: A Poem for the Living (English) from United Methodist Communications on Vimeo. United Methodist Communications, Chocolate Moose Media and iheed have collaborated to produce an animated video for use...

What’s Been Worse for India: Cyclone Hudhud or the Media Frenzy About It?

On Twitter, many Indians have complained that sensationalism in the news is causing more damage than the storm itself.

Guinean Cities Keep a Strong Heart Despite Ebola Epidemic

Ostracized from the rest of the world, Guineans cope valiantly with life's daily challenges, despite the risks, the sorrows, and the suspicion from the rest of the world.

Security Risks Exposed at Amusement Park in Dhaka

During the Eid holidays, Carnival Park at Jamuna Future park welcomed a large number of visitors. On October 7, 2014, one of its attractions, the 360-degree shuffle ride, stopped in the...

Lightening Kills 11 Wiwa People in Colombia

Lightening struck an indigenous village this week, leaving 11 dead and another 18 injured in the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, Colombia.

Ebola Strips Africans of Their Cultural and Human Values

A social anthropologist and sociologist Ginny Moony explains how Ebola outbreak strips off Africans of their humanity:  The way West-Africans care for their sick and deceased, supposedly differs significantly from...

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