Stories about Disaster from June, 2015
A Tragic Ramadan in Yemen as Saudi-Led Coalition Bombardment Continues
Yemenis welcomed their first day of Ramadan, the holy Muslim month of fasting, with more airstrikes from Saudi Arabia. Noon Arabia highlights the tragedy Yemen is going through this month.
Macedonian Activist Ends Hunger Strike for Migrant Rights
On Saturday, June 20, human rights expert and activist Suad Missini ended the hunger strike he started six days prior in protest of inhumane treatment of migrants passing through Macedonia. Mr. Missini issued the following statement [links added]: While the effects of the changes of the Asylum Law are yet to...
Bangladesh's Monsoon Season Arrives, Bringing Joy, Headaches and Wonderful Photos
The beginning of Monsoon season is something to celebrate but flooding causes major disruptions to people's day-to-day lives.
Winners of #HackAgainstEbola Represent Ghana at 2015 Global Editors Network SUMMIT
The winners of the “#HackAgainstEbola” competition at the 2014 Editors Lab organised by the Global Editors Network (GEN) and Penplusbytes in Accra, Citi FM are in Barcelona participating in the 5th annual GEN Summit: Citi FM, last year, competed with other major new rooms in Ghana at Penplusbytes New Media...
Candlelight Vigil for the 23 Victims of Boko Haram Suicide Bombings in Chad
Two suicide bombings killed at least 23 people Monday (June 15) in Chad's capital N'djamena. Chad government stated that four attackers belonged to extremist group Boko Haram and were killed by the blast which targeted police. More than 100 people were also injured in the incidents. Chad has committed his...
Human Rights Activist Begins Hunger Strike for Migrants in Front of Macedonian Parliament
The growing migration crisis has recently also affected countries in southeastern Europe, with new issues arising almost daily. Reacting to the inhumane treatment of migrants who pass through Republic of Macedonia, renowned human rights activist Suad Missini started a hunger strike in front of the Parliament building in Skopje. He began...
Yemen's Heritage, a Victim of War
Yemen's age old heritage is being pounded into rubble as Saudi-led airstrikes which have killed more than 2,500 people continue. Will the world now take notice?
Japan Expecting a Summer of Weird, Wild Weather
The return of El Nino in 2015 is causing wild weather in Japan, including heavy rains that have so far driven more than 30,000 people from their homes.
Photo Project Documents Life in Post-Earthquake Nepal
A crowdsourced digital photo project based on Instagram and Facebook is documenting the nuances of daily life in Nepal after the recent devastating earthquakes.
Speculation Flares Online as Huge Fuel Depot Fire Burns Near Kyiv
As firefighters battle a massive fuel depot fire near Kyiv, Ukrainians have been sharing photos of the disaster, conspiracy theories, and survival tips on social media.
India’s Heat Wave Is Now the 5th Deadliest in the World
"If heat wave in Andhra Pradesh were a flood or earthquake, it would be trending. People would go. 'OMG 2000 dead, hang in there. Praying...'"
From Media to Manga, How Japan's Pop Culture Changed After Fukushima
Global Voices interviews Dr. BA Wakefield, a lecturer at Leiden University who is organizing a the Safety and Disaster in Japanese Popular Culture after Fukushima workshop on June 5.
Stunning Images of Volcanic Eruption on Japan's Kuchinoerabu-jima Island
A boy manages to capture video shortly after a volcano suddenly erupts on an island in southwestern Japan. For residents of nearby Kagoshima, volcanoes have become a way of life.