Stories about Disaster from November, 2014
Fighting for Climate Justice From the Front Lines of Disaster
Given that climate change is causing increasing extreme weather, better waste management actually helps to prevent events like Super Typhoon Yolanda, which killed more than 6,000 people in the Philippines.
Strong Earthquake in Japan's Nagano Injures Dozens, Topples Homes
Forty-one people were injured during the magnitude 6.8 temblor, but no deaths were reported. Twitter users snapped photos of public transportation gone dark and disheveled supermarkets.
Greenpeace Activist Injured in Confrontation with Spanish Navy
Environmental activist suffers serious injuries after an armed assault by the Spanish Navy on a Greenpeace boat protesting oil exploration in Spain's Canary Islands.
Tens of Thousands Demand Justice for Typhoon Haiyan Victims in the Philippines
"They cry every time they retell their stories. And not just because they lost loved ones and what little properties they had during the storm."
Infographic: 5 Facts About Sri Lanka’s Tamil Community in the North
The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), a civil society think tank in Sri Lanka, has recently conducted a top line survey on “Democracy in post-war Sri Lanka 2014“. The results show that difference of opinion on the reconciliation still exists between the Tamil and the Sinhalese people after the Sri...
Burkina Faso Activists Confront a Potential Coup After President's Departure
Confusion in Burkina Faso about what will happen after a popular revolution expelled President Compaoré.
Was the Suicide Bombing on the India-Pakistan Border a Warning to India?
"The ugly, machoistic display of #nationalism at #India, #Pakistan border should be abolished. People should cross borders there, not swords"
Heavy Rains Affect Several Neighborhoods in Caucasia, Colombia
The Colombian municipality of Caucasia, located in the subregion of Bajo Cauca Antioquia department has been affected by heavy rains that have resulted in floodings in the urban area. As a consequence, there are several inundated neighborhoods in the city and thousands of people affeted. Twitter users posted images of...