Stories about Disaster from May, 2017
More than 100 were killed and over 400,000 people have been affected by a flooding and mudslide disaster. It's the country's worst flooding in a decade.
“Her in-laws demanded 50,000 rupees. I couldn’t afford it. So her husband attacked her,” Rajvati's father said. Rajvati herself cannot speak because her larynx was left severed.
Changing weather patterns, poor planning and development, inadequate drainage, and careless waste disposal converge to create disaster zones in Jamaica after just three days of heavy rains.
The East African nation has one of the highest rates of road fatalities on the continent.
"I clearly saw that the mine tailings had killed the economy of the entire area," wrote the environment secretary on her Facebook page.
"In my heart, I believe that the time is now right for the world to deal with depression a kinder way."