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· May, 2015

Stories about Disaster from May, 2015

31 May 2015

The Gold Rush for Himalayan Viagra Begins in Nepal

People in Karnali region of Nepal leave their villages in search for the caterpillar-fungus fusion known as the Himalayan Viagra that is more expensive than gold.

28 May 2015

Migrant Tragedies: ‘Behind the Statistics Are Individual Life Stories and Grieving Families’

"If Africa's youth comes to believe that its future lies elsewhere, it will be impossible to solve the issue of migration," says Souleymane Bachir Diagne.

26 May 2015

After Earthquakes, Nepal Faces Looming Danger of Landslides

After the earthquake, 547 landslides have occurred in 19 districts and there will be more due to heavy rain during the monsoon season.

20 May 2015

Amateur Cartoonist Lands Radioactive Drone on Japanese Prime Minister's House

Yasuo Yamamoto's drone carried a small amount of radioactive soil from Fukushima. Japanese netizens quickly discovered that he maintained a blog and published original manga of an unsettling nature.

From #GoHomeIndianMedia, Nepal Turns to #ComeBackIndianBarber

Kathmandu's barbers were typically looked down upon. With the human exodus and economic collapse brought about by two earthquakes, however, they've become one of the area's most sought-after professionals.

15 May 2015

In Japan, a Social Network Dedicated Entirely to Weather News

Like weather? Interested in citizen journalism? A Japan-fan to boot? SoLive24 may be the social network for you.

Not Everyone in Nepal Is Happy with the Indian Media

Angered by the irresponsible reports in the Indian media, Nepalis online have started using the hashtag #GoHomeIndianMedia, which trended on Twitter for several days.

12 May 2015

Second Deadly Earthquake Sends Nepalis Scrambling for Open Spaces

Fifty-seven deaths have been reported so far, with more than a thousand injured.

10 May 2015

The Humanitarian Crisis You Haven't Heard of in Burundi

Amidst the Trauma of the Great Earthquake Nepalis Celebrate Unprecedented Conservation Successes

The greater one-horned rhinoceros, also called Indian rhinoceros is poached for its prized horn. Nepal’s conservation efforts have revived the rhino population which was on the verge of extinction.

5 May 2015

Stark Photos Show Nepal’s Heritage Sites Before and After the Quake

The earthquake has left an indelible scar in Nepal. Despite the devastation and destruction, however, Nepalis haven't lost their hopes to rebuild their historic monuments and sites.

4 May 2015

#NepalQuake Shook Nepal, But The Nepali Spirit Remains Undaunted

The Bridge

"It was an Armageddon," writes Sanjib Chaudhary of his experience in the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25. "But our never-dying spirit hasn’t subsided. We will soon bounce back."

3 May 2015

The Wayúu Indigenous Community in Colombia and Venezuela Is Dying of Thirst

The main river running through the community's region was dammed with its water privatized for the world's largest coal mine and commercial agriculture.

Private Initiatives Take the Helm in Solving Europe's Shipwreck Crisis

"With this project, we want to draw attention to the fact that it shouldn't be our aim - but that of the EU."

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