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· October, 2017

Stories about Disaster from October, 2017

30 October 2017

The Portuguese People Want Justice for Victims of Fires That Ravaged Their Country This Year

According to the European Forest Fire Information System, around 500,000 hectares of forest have burned in 2017 alone – an area roughly twice the size the district of Lisbon.

27 October 2017

In Trinidad & Tobago, It's No ‘Small Thing’ How People Rallied After Flooding

While most people had "no words" to describe the damage caused by days of flooding, the deputy head of the country's disaster agency called the situation "a small thing".

26 October 2017

The Families of Trafficked Boys From India's Arwal Say Police Don't Care

"There were eight of us...They would beat us if we didn’t chop wood and not give us food...They killed four boys. And threw them in the river nearby."

22 October 2017

Come Together: Mexico's Recovery from Double Earthquake Devastation in Photographs

Volunteers streamed into the worst-affected areas of Mexico City to remove debris and boost public morale.

21 October 2017

‘Super Typhoon’ Threatens Japan, Japanese Elections

A "super typhoon"--equivalent to a category five hurricane--is threatening Japan and the country's general election.