Stories about Disaster from April, 2016
The devastating quake hit on April 25, 2015, killing almost 9,000 people and leaving many thousands homeless.
The Canadian filmmaker Estelle Hebert has produced a one-hour documentary about one village's struggle to revive after a massive tsunami devastated much of Japan on March 11, 2011.
Since 2005, at least 23 bloggers and activists have been killed and scores of others attacked or threatened with death for their progressive and secular views.
Strong winds struck Mandalay, Sagaing, and the states of Shan and Chin, while hailstones as big as golf balls rained down on these regions.
"Citizens have taken charge of all the organizing and the collaboration, there was no need for Rafael Correa in this country."
Shreesha lost her home in Nepal's 2015 earthquake, but she has managed to stay in school. Now she just needs the other kids to stop taunting her for being homeless.
Hundreds of thousands of people continue to live in the open in Japan following powerful earthquakes, torrential rains, flooding and landslides.
As many as 3,228 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra in 2015; that is almost nine farmers every day.
"Some of my students there are in shock, they have no strength, they can't even speak [...] They say Pedernales is destroyed."
Even more powerful earthquakes have hit a wide area of Kyushu causing widespread damage, and stoking fears of a volcanic eruption.
"We're spending an uneasy night as aftershocks continue in Kumamoto City. Right now we have evacuated to the playing fields at Kumamoto University."
‘I Don't Want to be Burned Alive’: A Doctor’s Account of the US Airstrike That Destroyed MSF Hospital in Afghanistan
"The things that were constant in my nightmares were the roaring sound and panels of wood crashing down on us. And screams. Mine."
India's infrastructural woes took another hit this past week, when tragedy struck West Bengal, where nearly 26 people were killed and more than 200 were injured in an overpass collapse.