Stories about Disaster from August, 2016
The ancient temples of Bagan are as important as the Angkor Wat of Cambodia and Borobudur of Indonesia.
A strong earthquake shook the Peruvian province of Arequipa in mid-August, killing at least four people and leaving hundreds without a home.
Tiempo Muerto, or “The Dead Season,” can be so brutal on farmers that more than a quarter of a million people—a whopping 385,000 sugar workers—are affected on Negros Island alone.
Global Voices looks at several heroic stories during the latest mass attacks on French soil.
The water, which nearly reaches his knees, is black and ice cold. Even in the summer, when the weather can be quite warm in the city, the water is freezing
"Citizens of Šabac, Loznica, Bogatić, Koceljeva, Vladimirac, Krupanj and other cities/municipalities, it is time! Show solidarity to Macedonia and the city of Skopje! We won't forget their aid in 2014!"
"Over 200 people callously walked past the hit & run victim, Matibool. One gave him a kick & stole his phone."
At least 21 people died, and dozens are missing and injured, in floods that hit the Macedonian capital Skopje, following torrential rains on August 5.