Mar 29, 2012:
Citizens of Madagascar continue to suffer after being hit by 2 major tropical storms less than two weeks apart. IRIN reports that the nation was hit by Cyclone Giovanna in late February and again by tropical storm Irina on March 7.
Feb 7, 2012:
The Philippines has continued to get hit by natural disasters in recent months. In an attempt to help citizens during times of trouble, the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) is looking to train 1.8 million volunteers, IRIN reports.
Jan 18, 2012:
After tropical storm Washi ripped through regions of the island Mindanao on December 16 with little warning, Philippine President Benigno Aquino recently signed an executive order declaring public buildings can close without government authority.
Nov 10, 2011:
Survivors of the floods that began in August that tore apart the Sindh province in Pakistan, report they have received little help in the aftermath, even as disease spreads and people have been left with nothing, IRIN reports.
Nov 7, 2011:
Although there has already been significant damage in Central America due to last month's flooding, United Nations officials are worried that it could get worse without aid from other countries.
Nov 3, 2011:
As this monsoon season is being pegged one of the most destructive in Thailand's history, experts are questioning whether or not the 8 million people affected benefited from the time to prepare for all the water, IRIN reports.
Oct 28, 2011:
According to Thailand's government flood relief operation center, nearly 160,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of water is set to run through the capital as the rainy season continues, causing many to panic, IRIN reports.
Oct 26, 2011:
Flooding has devastated the Southern Pakistani province of Sindh since August and although the weather there is still warm, winter will soon be setting in and many are still without adequate shelter, IRIN reports.
Oct 24, 2011:
Flash flooding in the coastal regions of Kenya have damaged schools, taken the lives of many and collapsed sewage systems, leading many to fear disease outbreaks in the coming months, IRIN reports.
Sep 12, 2011:
For those who fled their homes after violence ensued in the 2008 post-election in Kenya, a new concern is brewing as dirty flood water is rushing into their makeshift camps, IRIN reports.
Aug 22, 2011:
Flooding in Bangladesh has begun as monsoon season recently reached its peak. Thus far, over 800,000 people in the southern city of Satkhira have been affected, the District Relief and Rehabilitation Center told IRIN.
Aug 18, 2011:
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Aug 17, 2011:
Pakistan is preparing for the peak of monsoon season as the Meteorological Department warns levels may be 10 percent higher than normal, especially in the Sindh Province, according to IRIN.
Jul 26, 2011:
Residents of Yangon, Myanmar, are suffering after a recent earthquake followed by torrential downpours have halted construction to rebuild homes of those who survived the series of natural disasters, IRIN reports.
Jul 22, 2011:
Devastating flooding last year in Pakistan's northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa left many residents feeling the need to take extra precautions as this years monsoon season begins, IRIN reports.
Mar 24, 2011:
Not only were boats and equipment destroyed during the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, but the country's fishing industry is now in crisis due to radiation that leaked from damaged nuclear power plants, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Mar 11, 2011:
As the country with the highest rate of rice consumption per person, Bangladesh is poised to find bio-fortification methods in order to insure food security for its 158.6 million people, according to IRIN News.
Jan 28, 2011:
United Nations agencies called for additional funding to aid victims of Cyclone Giri in Myanmar, many of whom are still suffering from food insecurity, unemployment and inadequate shelter three months after the category 4 storm ravaged the region.
Jan 13, 2011:
Heavy rains that catalyzed floods and landslides beginning on Tuesday in Brazil now threaten to develop into the country's worst natural disaster in decades as the death toll climbs to 375, reports Reuters.
Jan 3, 2011:
Helicopters are continuing to provide food aid and medicine to Australians after an unprecedented amount of flooding submerged the Queensland region and killed 10 people. Officials are worried that it may be a matter of weeks before the waters subside.
Dec 15, 2010:
The Obama administration filed a lawsuit against BP and four other companies on Wednesday for its violation of environmental laws that led to the worst oil spill in U.S. history, reports Bloomberg.
Nov 30, 2010:
The U.S. achieved a milestone on Tuesday in its relief efforts in Pakistan. Since the beginning of the operation on August 5, more than 40,000 flood victims have been airlifted to safety.