Stories about Disaster from November, 2021
Digital panaceas for an analog world
This article brings you insights from stories from the hinterlands of Bundelkhand in Uttar Pradesh on how the livelihoods and safety of women were impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Could Jamaica's ‘wickedest city’ become a UNESCO World Heritage Site?
Jamaica hopes to get World Heritage status for Port Royal, one of only three sunken sites in the world and the only one in the Western hemisphere.
More leeway to the ship recycling industry from the environmental authorities in Bangladesh triggers criticism
Activists in Bangladesh are criticising the recent decision of the environmental authorities who downgraded the status of the ship recycling industry from red to orange.
Nepal: Drowning in sorrow
Despite protests, defiant sand mining and quarry contractors have continued to leave large abandoned pits along Nepal’s rivers in which children drown by the dozens every year.
Poland reinforces border with Belarus as migrant crisis escalates
The EU had previously accused Belarus' Lukashenka of flying in migrants from the MENA region and South Asia and bringing them to the EU's borders to retaliate against sanctions.
Political and social crises to blame for the ‘COVID-19 disaster’ in Bulgaria
"Instead of creating a unified campaign to explain the situation and why it is important for people to be vaccinated, politicians ... are competing in their silence and dubious statements"