Natural disaster
Haiti remembers victims of the 2010 devastating earthquake

According to official data, about 1.5 million people lost all of their possessions, more than 300,000 people died, 350,000 people were injured, several thousands became disabled, and more than half a million people became permanently homeless in the deadliest earthquake in the country’s history

Tonga faces significant damage, communications shutdown after tsunami and other stories

Today we look at the situation in Tonga after a volcanic eruption and tsunami, the detention of critically ill Palestinian teen Amal Nakhleh, and more

21 dead due to severe flooding in Bahia state of Brazil

The Brazilian state of Bahia is in a state of crisis following severe flooding wherein more than 471,000 people have been affected

A climate disaster is unfolding before our eyes—and politicians still refuse to take action

Hurricane Ida perfectly illustrates the devastating impacts of climate change. Stopping the Line 3 pipeline, in line with Indigenous demands, is a perfect opportunity for political leaders to take climate action

Hurricane Ida wreaks havoc in the United States

The fall of Ida on the 16th anniversary of hurricane Katrina, brought back memories of the devastating storm and the irreversible damage it caused to the city and its residents.

UN WFP warns of severe hunger crisis across Afghanistan and other stories

Today we look at protests in Afghanistan and reports of widespread hunger, the rescue efforts in Haiti, protests against Jair Bolsonaro by Indigenous communities and workers in Brazil, and more

Earthquake strikes Haiti in midst of political-economic crisis

At least 2,189 people have died in Haiti’s earthquake as reported by authorities late on August 18. This crisis has hit the Latin American and the Caribbean region’s poorest country in the midst of a highly complex situation.

Taliban declares general ‘amnesty’ as evacuations resume in Kabul and other stories

Today we look at the evacuations in Afghanistan and remarks by EU countries regarding possible refugees, ongoing rescue efforts after the earthquake in Haiti, and more

At least 1,297 people killed in Haiti following earthquake

According to a recent report by the Haitian Civil Protection Agency, at least 1,297 people died and more than 5,700 were injured due to collapse of buildings and other accidents. Additionally, according to preliminary reports on infrastructure damage the earthquake destroyed 13,694 homes and 13,785 other buildings

Tropical storm Elsa makes landfall in Florida after causing destruction in the Caribbean

Elsa is the fifth storm and the first hurricane of the year in the Atlantic basin. While crossing through the Caribbean last week, it killed at least three people

UN launches $29 million appeal to help St. Vincent and Grenadines as volcanic eruptions continue

The funding raised through the UN global funding appeal will be used to provide immediate lifesaving humanitarian assistance to around 20,000 displaced people, and support sustainable recovery in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines after the devastation caused by the eruptions of the La Soufrière volcano

St. Vincent & Grenadines faces power outages and water shortages as volcanic eruptions continue

In the past week, at least five massive explosions occurred spewing portentous plumes of ash and smoke into the atmosphere and covering the island with a thick layer of volcanic dust. The ashfall has reached the neighboring countries Barbados, Saint Lucia and Grenada. Scientists have warned that these explosions could continue for months

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