Stories about Disaster from September, 2016
Puerto Rican Unity, a Bright Spot in the Darkness of an Archipelago-Wide Blackout
The blackout meant hardship for Puerto Ricans, but it also brought out the best qualities of many.
Need the Latest News on Flooding? In Jakarta, There's an App for That.
In a “living laboratory for disaster,” a social media app is helping Jakartans improve upon the government's response to frequent flooding.
Drone Video Exposes Illegal Burning of Land on Palm Oil Plantations in Indonesia
A drone video has captured the extent of land clearing in western Indonesia, which has caused a cloud of haze to descend in the region and in nearby countries.
One Australian Nurse's Stirring Response to the Refugee Crisis
"I have learnt that not everyone is as caring; that the term ‘refugee’ is a dirty label that strips people of their identity."
Theatre Helps Heal Wounds After Ecuador's Devastating Earthquake
Ecuadorians have found a way to heal from the damage caused by the strongest earthquake in the country's history: art, laughter, and solidarity.
Makeshift ‘Curfew Schools’ Help Kashmiri Students Continue Their Studies Despite Conflict
“Since the schools are shut, I’ve joined this centre to study so that I am prepared for my exams,” says one student.
Skopje Authorities Bulldoze Roma Families’ Homes, Then Ignore Their Plight
"Without electricity, water supply or sewage, with high risk from infectious diseases due to the floods and lack of minimal hygiene conditions, they dread the coming of winter."
Charlatans and Mainstream Media Try to Profit From Earthquake Panic in Skopje
Alternative medicine TV show host "Ivan the Healer" published a post and backdated it to make it seem that he had predicted the series of earthquakes that shook the city.