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· February, 2020

Stories about Disaster from February, 2020

28 February 2020

Battered by criticism, Abe government scrambles to save Japan from COVID-19

COVID-19

"Just cancel it!" (#中止だ中止), a line from the 1988 animated film Akira about the cancellation of the fictional Olympics, accompanied by a screenshot of the movie, trended on Japan Twitter.

26 February 2020

‘Delhi is burning': 17 dead and hundreds injured in clashes over anti-citizenship law protests

In North East Delhi, violent clashes between pro and anti-citizenship law protesters have resulted in the death of at least 17 civilians. Over 150 people have been injured.

14 February 2020

Floating classrooms bring education to flooded communities in Bangladesh

Floating schools are providing much-needed primary education to Bangladeshi children who are cut off from schools during monsoon season.

13 February 2020

#OustDuterte trends as Filipinos criticize government's response to the coronavirus

COVID-19

"How to prevent Corona Virus? 1. Proper hygiene 2. Stay indoors as much as possible 3. Use face masks daily 4. #OustDuterte"

12 February 2020

A rash of ‘travel bans’ as the Caribbean gets serious about coronavirus

COVID-19

Several Caribbean territories, including Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Dominica, and Trinidad and Tobago, have imposed travel bans to and from China.

9 February 2020

Australians capture the devastating impact of ‘black summer’ fires on photos

Australian volunteer firefighter: “I go home and hug my kids tight. But they don't know why.”

1 February 2020

Pakistani students under lockdown in Wuhan are appealing for assistance

COVID-19

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, nearly 500 Pakistani students studying in China's Hubei province are under lockdown; their government has not yet decided to bring them back home.

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