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· March, 2015

Stories about Disaster from March, 2015

The Government is Unprepared as Peru's Heavy Rains Unleash Lethal Landslides

The rain season is getting stronger and longer every year in Peru. This year at least seven people died in landslides caused by the rain in Chosica, near Lima.

The Collapse of Civilisation Is Already a Reality for the Children of Ambovombe, Madagascar

Six Reasons You Should Visit Malapascua, Philippines, at Least Once in Your Life

Deciding which of the 7,000 Philippine islands to visit is no easy task. Marie Bohner makes a strong case for one in particular.

Giving Voice and Hope to the ‘Forgotten’ Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

"Solidarity is a rainbow that inspires people to overcome the tragedies that threatened to destroy their lives."

How One Fukushima Family Is Moving on Four Years After the Great East Japan Earthquake

Four years on, Japanese blogger Takayoshi Saito recounts how his youngest sister and her family fared in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami.

Japanese Power Utility Finally Admits Fukushima Meltdown

Tepco's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility was severely damaged following the massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011.

The Ebola Epidemic Isn't Only Threatening Guineans’ Health

The epidemic has lead to outbursts of violence and slowed the country's economic growth, increasing the potential for food insecurity.

Looking Beyond Boko Haram: Rediscovering the Ténéré Desert in Niger

Niger is at war with Boko Haram. Let's not forget, though, that Niger is also home to many projects and is a land full of natural beauty and poetry.

Call for Urgent Climate Change Action After Cyclone Pam Devastates Vanuatu

Look What Large-Scale Mining Did to These Four Beautiful Philippine Islands

"We cannot remain deaf and blind to the excesses of mining while our people suffer the consequences of actions not of their own making.”

Worst Drought In A Decade Hits Taiwan

Outrage as ISIS Destroys Ancient Assyrian City

The looting and destruction of the ancient city of Nimrud by the radical group ISIS has been called a "war crime" by UNESCO.

Gun Attack Kills 5 in Bamako as Mali Tries to Consolidate Peace

Madagascar's Citizens Save Themselves As Country Floods

Global Voices profiles four citizen initiatives that are providing relief to populations affected by Madagascar's new floods.

As Floods Inundate Madagascar, Government Is Slow to Provide Relief

Madagascar is going through another extremely difficult time, with a large part of the country being inundated by floods. Residents have uploaded photos of the devastation to social media.

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