Stories about Disaster from May, 2015
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.
"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.
After the earthquake, 547 landslides have occurred in 19 districts and there will be more due to heavy rain during the monsoon season.
At least 48 people were killed and an unknown number of people are missing after a landslide caused by heavy rains that hit the community of Salgar, in the Colombian department of Antioquia, in the early hours of May 18, 2015. The secretary of government of Salgar, Zulma Osorio, declared that...
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.
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.
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Angered by the irresponsible reports in the Indian media, Nepalis online have started using the hashtag #GoHomeIndianMedia, which trended on Twitter for several days.
Fifty-seven deaths have been reported so far, with more than a thousand injured.
Following Burundi President Nkurunziza's announcement of his candidacy for a third term (unconstitutional by Burundi's existing law), a massive humanitarian crisis has hit the country as at least 50,000 refugees have fled the country after scenes of violence were reported in several cities. The occurrence of violence were often posted...
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.
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.
"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."
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.
"With this project, we want to draw attention to the fact that it shouldn't be our aim - but that of the EU."