Stories about Disaster from November, 2017
An Affordable University Education Is at Risk in Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico
"The government and the university's administration have more than the necessary excuses to continue the privatization of the UPR and the access of education"
Morocco's Deadly Stampede Tragedy Incites Anger and Criticism
"How many dramas still remind us that beyond the beautiful forums, highways, and malls, this is the Moroccan reality above all that?"
Glimpses of Hope as Dominica Rebuilds After Hurricane Maria
"You will see the drastic difference in how the landscape changed after the storm [...] I’m planning future timelapse films, to hopefully showcase the return of our lush, green landscapes."
Japanese Students Practice Taking Cover for Missiles Passing Overhead. But What About a Direct Attack?
Students took part in a drill in preparation for a missile attack. But there are no hints about what to do in the aftermath.
As Critiques of UN Peacekeeping Missions Grow, Africa Seeks Peace on its own Terms
UN troops on the ground have kept many countries in conflict from falling into total disarray. Yet, Africa seeks strategies to secure peace and stability on its own terms.
With a Little Help From Humans, the Caribbean's Birds Are Attempting a Post-Hurricane Comeback
Wildlife suffers from the effects of natural disasters too, and after the tough 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, conservationists across the Caribbean are helping bird populations to be resilient.
Women Die in Childbirth in Rural India, Where Hospitals Lack Doctors
Doctors refuse job postings to a small village in a border district of West Bengal even as people suffer due to lack of medical services.
Toxic Smog in New Delhi Leaves Residents Coughing and Demanding Action
“I have been coughing for over a month, and it is only [recently] I realized that it’s because of the pollution. But no one is doing anything about it.”
A One-Two Punch of Natural Disasters in Cuba’s Camagüey
Hurricanes go, but in Camagüey the victims stay. Irma was the final blow after the tornado that battered them on 29 August 2017.
Activist Faces Imprisonment For His Book Criticizing The Indian River Inter-Linking Project
"Sedition case for writing against river linking! This is a most financially, socially, environmentally disastrous idea."