Stories about Disaster from March, 2023
Sandbar breach threatens Antigua & Barbuda’s Ramsar site
Codrington Lagoon is a wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention but its sandbar integrity has been compromised by breaches that threaten the well-being of its ecosystems.
The devastating effects of climate change and mining on two rivers in Ivory Coast and Mali
The negative effects of climate change and mining activities on the Sassandra and Niger rivers are drastically changing the daily lives of nearby communities
The threat of bush fires in the Caribbean is a hot-button issue
The Caribbean's culture surrounding fire is contributing to the harsh and dangerous effects of the dry season.
The aftermath of the Syrian earthquake and the UN's failure
The UN apologizes to the Syrian people, as inadequate aid arrives too late in Northwest Syria, leaving many to die under the rubble in the aftermath of the earthquake.
Relations between Turkey and Armenia pivot from ‘football diplomacy’ to ‘earthquake diplomacy’
The gesture gained even more significance because in 1988 Turkey sent humanitarian aid to Armenia when the latter was hit with an earthquake that killed more than 25,000 people.
Former imam recites children's folk song in Kahramanmaras, Turkey
In an attempt to soothe the children but also the adults affected by the earthquake, Ömer Faruk Amca, decided to recite an old Turkish folk song from a mosque.
Pacific voices call for urgent global climate action
Several initiatives highlight stories, narratives, and art performances that articulate the appeal of Pacific Island nations for a more decisive global action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Syria: From the jaws of death to the embrace of fate
Earthquake in Turkey and Syria worsens the 11-year Syrian crisis. Limited emergency response and dire humanitarian crisis in the northwestern region leave people in desperate need of help.