Stories about Disaster from August, 2018
Anatomy of a Trinidad earthquake
"I was silenced, diminished and at the same time in total awe. This was nature and I understood myself to be at the very heart of it."
Water shortages weigh heavy on Afghanistan
The capital Kabul is already thirsty, and its population is set to grow by over a third in the next three decades.
Netizens flood the internet with support for monsoon victims in Kerala, India
"Kerala is striving together...to overcome the catastrophic flood. However...some are trying to malign this great effort with misinformation in the form of fake messages on social media."
Kerala floods: Tech-savvy Indian citizens mobilize to minimize the damage
"The spirit of unity, willpower, compassion, and dedication of thousands of volunteers belonging to state and non-state agencies in Kerala are indescribable."
Death of a 12-year-old boy lays bare the plight of Iran's Ahwazi minority
Meysam's suicide is the latest to afflict the Ahwazi Arab community, a minority population who live in Iran's oil-rich south who face hardship and discrimination by the country's authorities.