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Malawi

Malawi farmers struggle to feed families

Written by Carol Garrison, Special Field Reporter, DisasterRelief.org The Nakambas own a small plot of land, totaling less than two acres. They harvested their main crops last July and have since run...

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Vanuatu

Cyclone Ivy strikes Vanuatu, relief efforts underway

At least one person died and more than 2,500 families were affected when Cyclone Ivy tore through Vanuatu on Feb. 26, pummeling the South Pacific Island chain with winds of up to 120 miles per hour...

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Mexico

Red Cross assists in Mexico flood relief operations

Battered by a series of tropical storms and saturated with the heaviest rainfall in years, Mexico was deluged by floodwaters in September and is still struggling to clean up after months of wicked...

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Republic of Korea

Massive Typhoon Maemi pounds South Korea

The most powerful typhoon ever to strike South Korea claimed more than 100 lives and left 25,000 homeless when it roared ashore over the weekend, leveling buildings, tossing giant cranes and...

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Sudan

Sudan saturated by most severe flooding of the century

Heavy rains in the highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea during recent weeks have inundated Sudan's seasonal waterways and rivers, sending floodwaters roaring into homes, businesses and farmland in the...

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Liberia

Humanitarian crisis escalates in war-torn Liberia

Written by Bonnie Gillespie, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org Amid ongoing turmoil in Liberia, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and other non-government organizations (NGO's) are...

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China + 1 more

Typhoon Imbudo batters China, Philippines

One of the most powerful typhoons in years ripped into southern China Thursday (July 24) after claiming 21 lives in the Philippines and injuring hundreds across its path. Winds of up to 115 mph...

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China

China floods trigger health concerns

Widespread flooding is nothing new to disaster-prone China. Every year, deluges are reported in the country's southern, central and northern provinces and humanitarian agencies race to provide...

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Argentina

Thousands flee Argentina floods

Described by Argentine President Eduardo Duhalde as a "national catastrophe," extensive flooding has deluged the South American country's northern Santa Fe province, killing 11 people and forcing the...

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Turkey

Deadly quake rocks Turkey

A powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked southeastern Turkey on Thursday (May 1), leveling dozens of homes and buildings. Local officials in Bingol, where the quake was centered, reported that an...

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Congo

Ebola virus invades Congo, 81 dead

Thousands of people have fled a town in the Republic of Congo from fear of contracting the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 80 people in the last two months. More than 2,000 residents left...

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China

Thousands homeless in China's quake zone

By Jasmina Petrovic in Qungkunchack and France Hurtubise in Beijing The children of Qungkunchack village had a miraculous escape when their school was destroyed by last Monday's powerful earthquake...

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China

China quake recovery continues amid aftershocks

Rescue and relief operations gained momentum in China's Xinjiang province on Tuesday (Feb. 25), even as aftershocks continued to rattle the region devastated by Monday's powerful earthquake. At least...

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China

Deadly quake rocks China

Recovery and relief operations are underway in northwest China after a powerful quake rocked the Xinjiang province on Monday (Feb. 24). Local and state authorities have confirmed that at least 250...

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Peru

Peru: Effects of weakening El Niño linger

Weather forecasters have some good news for storm weary residents across the United States: El Niño is weakening. On Thursday (Feb. 6), officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

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Mexico

Mexico quake kills 21

A powerful earthquake rocked west-central Mexico late Tuesday (Jan. 21), killing at least 21 people and injuring more than 160 others. As damage assessments continued on Wednesday, government...

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Fiji + 1 more

Fifteen dead after Cyclone Ami rips through Fiji

Cyclone Ami tore through the South Pacific nation of Fiji early this week, and at least fifteen people are confirmed dead. Storm winds in excess of 115 mph roared across the island nation's northern...

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Bangladesh + 2 more

Deadly cold grips south Asia

A cold snap that has gripped South Asia for one month has been blamed for more than 1,000 deaths in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. As bitter northern winds continue to whip across the three countries,...

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