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· April, 2015

Stories about Disaster from April, 2015

30 April 2015

At Least 30 People Killled After Heavy Rains in Chile

Yemen's Catastrophic Infographics Highlight Tragedy in Numbers

Under the hashtag #YemenInNumbers, Yemeni student Ruba Aleryani has creatively presented Yemen's catastrophe in eye catching and simple infographics. Noon Arabia shares this selection of tweets which highlight the tragedy.

29 April 2015

Chernobyl Is Burning, But Who's to Blame?

RuNet Echo

As first responders fought the wildfire near the Chernobyl exclusion zone in Ukraine, panic and the conspiracy theories bloomed fast on social networks.

War Has Left Yemenis Stranded Abroad and Displaced at Home

Thousands of Yemenis are stranded abroad, unable to return home, since Saudi-led coalition forces started bombing the country on March 26. Another 300,000 are internally displaced in Yemen.

In the Face of Destruction, Nepal Refuses to Be Broken

Following a devastating earthquake, hope and solidarity come together in Nepal, where a strong government has been painfully absent.

28 April 2015

#NepalQuake: A Tale of Personal and National Tragedy

The Bridge

The scale of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal has meant that remote communities like Narayan Adhikari's home village have been among the hardest hit, but are still awaiting aid.

Chilean Volcano Wakes Up After Four Decades of Inactivity With Violent, Spectacular Eruption

Mexican Rescue Team Asks for Help to Go to Nepal

26 April 2015

Social Media Becomes a Lifeline in the Nepal Earthquake Aftermath

A spontaneous global social network is now building data collection to provide key support to people back in Nepal and are calling for action.

Nepal Earthquake: People Around the World Scramble Online to Find Loved Ones

Many around the world and in Nepal are desperately trying to reach loved ones through social media.

25 April 2015

At Least 115 Children Killed as a Result of War in Yemen

At least 115 children have been killed and 172 maimed as a result of conflict in Yemen since 26 March, according to UNICEF. The number is likely to rise.

22 April 2015

Photos Show Homes, Schools, Bridges, Airports, and Stadiums Destroyed in Yemen War

Besides private homes, five hospitals, 15 schools, the three main national airports, and some power stations have been destroyed.

21 April 2015

Electricity, Food and Fuel Shortages Increase Suffering of Yemenis as Saudi-Coalition Bombs Continue to Fall

Even before this war, Yemen was facing a large-scale humanitarian crisis: 15.9 million people – or 61 per cent of its people required humanitarian aid at the end of 2014.

20 April 2015

Russian Siberia, Five Years Later: Still Neglected, Still Burning

RuNet Echo

RuNet Echo looks at Russian Internet users' responses to the 2010 and 2015 wildfires, comparing what's stayed the same and what's changed.

17 April 2015

Prejudices Erode in Chilean Floods as Colombian Immigrants Mount a Relief Effort

Colombian immigrants have displayed remarkable solidarity by volunteering for relief work in Chile's flooded cities, challenging many Chileans' anti-immigrant prejudices.

6 April 2015

The Latest News from the Crisis in Iran's Lake Urmia

Iran Voices looks at recent efforts to save Lake Urmia, one of the world's largest saltwater lakes.

2 April 2015

Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis Exacerbated By War

Over 60 per cent of Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. Yet the humanitarian aspect of the war doesn't seem to matter nor make headlines in mainstream media.