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Two dead after flooding hits southern Japan
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Two dead after flooding hits southern Japan

Jul 4th 2020, 9:55 AM 9,254 Views 2 Comments

More than 75,000 residents in the southern prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima were asked to evacuate.

Cyclone Idai: A father searches the rubble for his dead children as millions are at risk of food shortages
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Cyclone Idai: A father searches the rubble for his dead children as millions are at risk of food shortages

May 28th 2019, 7:00 AM 37,368 Views 4 Comments

It is hard to describe the utter devastation of the worst natural disaster to hit the Southern Hemisphere, writes Gabriella Pandini.

Two killed and 29 injured as 'devastating' tornado tears through US mobile home park
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Two killed and 29 injured as 'devastating' tornado tears through US mobile home park

May 26th 2019, 7:20 PM 13,084 Views 2 Comments

The tornado struck El Reno, near Oklahoma City, on Saturday night.

Fast-moving wildfires kill at least five people and force 157,000 to evacuate their homes in US
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Fast-moving wildfires kill at least five people and force 157,000 to evacuate their homes in US

Nov 9th 2018, 9:19 PM 13,726 Views 6 Comments

Fires are burning across the western US state of California.

Indonesia reluctantly accepts international help as it struggles to reach 200,000 desperate victims
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Indonesia reluctantly accepts international help as it struggles to reach 200,000 desperate victims

Oct 2nd 2018, 7:20 AM 11,310 Views 3 Comments

Rescue efforts have been hampered by a lack of heavy machinery and severed transport links.

Indonesian earthquake and tsunami death toll grows as authorities prepare for 1,300 victims
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Indonesian earthquake and tsunami death toll grows as authorities prepare for 1,300 victims

Oct 1st 2018, 8:36 AM 10,833 Views 11 Comments

Medicines are running out and rescuers are struggling with a shortage of heavy equipment.

Almost 400 killed in Indonesian earthquake as hospitals struggle to cope
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Almost 400 killed in Indonesian earthquake as hospitals struggle to cope

Updated Sep 29th 2018, 1:16 PM 45,879 Views 21 Comments

The main airport in Palu is expected to stay closed for at least 24 hours, complicating disaster relief efforts.

Tsunami hits Indonesia after powerful earthquake
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Tsunami hits Indonesia after powerful earthquake

Sep 28th 2018, 6:32 PM 17,163 Views 9 Comments

The 1.5 metre tsunami slammed into Sulawesi island.

Children among 25 people killed after Guatemala volcano erupts
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Children among 25 people killed after Guatemala volcano erupts

Jun 4th 2018, 7:50 AM 12,939 Views 0 Comments

Search efforts for those who are missing were suspended last night due to dangerous conditions.

'They have nowhere else': Sierra Leone mudslide victims move back to homes in danger zone
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'They have nowhere else': Sierra Leone mudslide victims move back to homes in danger zone

Jan 7th 2018, 12:00 PM 8,616 Views 5 Comments

The August mudslide killed more than 1,000 people and there are fears for another landslide in the next rainy season.

Donald Trump has accused Puerto Ricans of wanting 'everything done for them'
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Donald Trump has accused Puerto Ricans of wanting 'everything done for them'

Sep 30th 2017, 5:47 PM 56,840 Views 122 Comments

The island has been left without electricity and running water due to two hurricanes hurtling across the island.

Deadly Sierra Leone floods one of the worst single-day disasters in its history
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Deadly Sierra Leone floods one of the worst single-day disasters in its history

Aug 15th 2017, 8:16 PM 9,576 Views 9 Comments

The death toll is expected to rise as around 600 people are still missing. The President has appealed for a global response.

Over 300 dead after mudslide sweeps through Sierra Leone's capital
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Over 300 dead after mudslide sweeps through Sierra Leone's capital

Aug 14th 2017, 5:01 PM 12,509 Views 10 Comments

Thousands have been left homeless and there’s an “overwhelming number of dead” after severe flooding and mudslides in Freetown.

'Under the mud I am sure there are more': Mudslides kill 112 people in Colombia
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'Under the mud I am sure there are more': Mudslides kill 112 people in Colombia

Apr 1st 2017, 7:13 PM 7,161 Views 2 Comments

The incident was triggered by intense rains.

Council plans massive €19m visitors centre and tree top walkway at Hellfire Club
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Council plans massive €19m visitors centre and tree top walkway at Hellfire Club

Mar 19th 2017, 7:30 AM 24,618 Views 60 Comments

Critics say the plans will damage the natural environment of the mountainous region.

'Grave doubts' that Irish hospitals could cope with a massive disaster
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'Grave doubts' that Irish hospitals could cope with a massive disaster

Feb 12th 2017, 7:10 AM 3,072 Views 5 Comments

“We would struggle to deliver care” warns consultant in emergency medicine as waiting lists and overcrowding dominate health sector.

Five dead and more than 1 million evacuated from homes in Chile earthquake
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Five dead and more than 1 million evacuated from homes in Chile earthquake

Sep 17th 2015, 9:14 AM 28,153 Views 21 Comments

Buildings were reported to have swayed as far away as Buenos Aires.

We’re playing God with the lives of the poorest people on Earth
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We’re playing God with the lives of the poorest people on Earth

Jul 21st 2015, 1:30 PM 66 Views 77 Comments

When it comes to climate change, we can’t blame ‘Acts of God’ for destroying our planet. We can only blame ourselves.

Lives reduced to rubble: Remembering the Haiti earthquake five years on
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Lives reduced to rubble: Remembering the Haiti earthquake five years on

Jan 12th 2015, 6:30 AM 3,527 Views 0 Comments

More than 220,000 people lost their lives in the disaster.

Rescuers dig through mud after Indonesian landslide kills 8 people
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Rescuers dig through mud after Indonesian landslide kills 8 people

Dec 13th 2014, 7:34 AM 3,397 Views 0 Comments

100 people are still unaccounted for following the landslide.

Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in the Philippines
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Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in the Philippines

Dec 6th 2014, 3:02 PM 9,529 Views 10 Comments

The evacuation has been stepped up by authorities.

More than 30 feared dead in Japan as volcano continues to erupt
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More than 30 feared dead in Japan as volcano continues to erupt

Sep 28th 2014, 8:01 AM 8,464 Views 3 Comments

Official say 45 to 49 hikers sheltered overnight in cabins on the mountain.

Amazing video captured by Japanese hikers running for cover as volcano erupts
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Amazing video captured by Japanese hikers running for cover as volcano erupts

Sep 27th 2014, 2:30 PM 15,300 Views 4 Comments

At least eleven hikers were injured when Mount Ontake started spewing ash and smoke.

350 dead and 2,500 feared lost after landslide flattens Afghan town
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350 dead and 2,500 feared lost after landslide flattens Afghan town

May 2nd 2014, 9:42 PM 7,859 Views 9 Comments

Villagers were at Friday prayers in two mosques when they were swamped by a tide of debris

Rain puts 'fear in the eyes of children' in the Philippines
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Rain puts 'fear in the eyes of children' in the Philippines

Nov 29th 2013, 7:16 AM 5,231 Views 6 Comments

“You can see the little children when it starts to rain, you can see the fear in their eyes, that what they thought was the end of the world but managed to survive is coming back for them.”

The heartbreaking tale of the babies of Typhoon Haiyan
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The heartbreaking tale of the babies of Typhoon Haiyan

Nov 17th 2013, 2:30 PM 11,741 Views 7 Comments

In Tacloban, babies continue to arrive and are the most vulnerable to the region’s problems.

US aircraft carrier steams in to Philippines as UN admits slow response
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US aircraft carrier steams in to Philippines as UN admits slow response

Nov 14th 2013, 7:58 AM 5,816 Views 38 Comments

The head of the UN humanitarian fund says that six days on, logistical problems mean help still hasn’t reached some places.

Column: People in the Philippines are desperate, stunned and hopeless
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Column: People in the Philippines are desperate, stunned and hopeless

Nov 12th 2013, 7:30 PM 199 Views 26 Comments

As a Filipino, I know we’re a resilient nation – but this time the devastation is so great that people are truly desperate. This sort of disaster is simply unprecedented, writes Dr Natasha Reyes.

In Pictures: Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan attempt to leave Tacloban
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In Pictures: Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan attempt to leave Tacloban

Nov 12th 2013, 9:48 AM 6,977 Views 6 Comments

Evacuation flights from the devastated city are scarce, meaning that tensions are rising.

Gilmore announces €1m emergency fund for Philippines relief effort
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Gilmore announces €1m emergency fund for Philippines relief effort

Nov 10th 2013, 6:30 PM 10,944 Views 126 Comments

200 tarpaulins, 85 family tents, 10,000 blankets and other basic food and hygiene necessities are also being sent.

Over 100 people confirmed dead in Philippines typhoon, death toll could reach 1,000
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Over 100 people confirmed dead in Philippines typhoon, death toll could reach 1,000

Nov 9th 2013, 9:28 AM 6,086 Views 9 Comments

The typhoon moved on to Vietnam today.

One of the most powerful typhoons on record hits Philippines
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One of the most powerful typhoons on record hits Philippines

Nov 8th 2013, 6:52 AM 12,125 Views 18 Comments

Super Typhoon Haiyan – with winds of 315km/ph – smashed into coastal communities before dawn today.

This group is digitally preserving the world’s heritage sites for future generations
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This group is digitally preserving the world’s heritage sites for future generations

Oct 5th 2013, 10:00 AM 6,349 Views 2 Comments

War and natural disasters are causing destruction so a non-profit organisation plans to digitally scan 500 heritage sites over the next five years.

In an emergency situation your pet can now travel without its passport
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In an emergency situation your pet can now travel without its passport

Jul 27th 2013, 9:45 AM 7,138 Views 10 Comments

Dog and cat owners can rest assured that if a natural disaster strikes or they are caught up in political unrest, they can now bring their pets home without clearing the usual inspections.

Six die as powerful storm hits Texas
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Six die as powerful storm hits Texas

May 16th 2013, 9:50 AM 6,139 Views 10 Comments

A powerful storm spawned tornadoes which hit several times in Hood, Tarrant, Dallas and Parker counties last night.

Iran: 33 killed in strong earthquake
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Iran: 33 killed in strong earthquake

Apr 9th 2013, 8:28 PM 5,036 Views 13 Comments

The earthquake measured 6.3 on the Richter Scale.

Eyes in sky help when catastrophe strikes
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Eyes in sky help when catastrophe strikes

Apr 7th 2013, 5:00 PM 6,699 Views 3 Comments

International agreement allows satellites to be pulled out of their orbit to monitor natural or manmade disasters.

What causes a sinkhole?
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What causes a sinkhole?

Mar 18th 2013, 8:45 AM 25,249 Views 24 Comments

And why are some more slow-moving than others?

Ireland pledges $50k in funding for New York community devastated by Hurricane Sandy
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Ireland pledges $50k in funding for New York community devastated by Hurricane Sandy

Feb 3rd 2013, 3:54 PM 8,552 Views 61 Comments

The Government funding is part of a $320,000 totbal to be provided to community projects in the areas most affected by Sandy.

Column: Haiti - Three years on from devastation
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Column: Haiti - Three years on from devastation

Jan 12th 2013, 1:00 PM 29 Views 2 Comments

The recovery from the 2010 earthquake has slowed but there are strong grounds for optimism, says Concern Worldwide Regional Director, Bríd Kennedy.

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