27 Apr 2015

Villages Near Nepal Earthquake’s Epicenter Are Desperate as Death Toll Tops 3,800

“Residents of remote mountain villages at the epicenter of Nepal’s powerful earthquake said on Monday that they were running out of food, and that two days after the quake they had seen no sign of outside assistance. ‘We have no shelter, no food and all the bodies are scattered around,’

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25 Apr 2015

Nepal quake triggers avalanche on Mount Everest; 17 dead

“The powerful Nepal earthquake Saturday triggered an avalanche that killed at least 17 people on Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. Another 61 climbers have been injured.” Source: Nepal quake triggers avalanche on Mount Everest; 17 dead | Fox News

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25 Apr 2015

Nepal earthquake: death toll exceeds 1,000 people

“More than 1,000 people have been reported dead after a huge 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal The country’s deputy prime minister, Bamdev Gautam, has declared a state of emergency and appealed for humanitarian assistance across the region. 18 climbers were found dead on Mount Everest after the tremor triggered an

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09 Apr 2015

Tornadoes hit Iowa, Illinois, Ohio

“Tornadoes tore through parts of Iowa, Illinois and Ohio on Thursday in what forecasters from the National Weather Service warned is a ‘particularly dangerous situation.’ People across the Midwest should be on alert for severe weather, the weather agency said, noting that a ‘large and extremely dangerous’ twister was spotted

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17 Mar 2015

Rescue teams reach cyclone-hit Vanuatu islands, official toll lowered

“Residents of the southern Vanuatu island of Tanna said they were running out of food and basic supplies on Tuesday, after a huge cyclone tore across the South Pacific nation wreaking widespread devastation but not the heavy death toll initially feared.” Source: Rescue teams reach cyclone-hit Vanuatu islands, official toll

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04 Mar 2015

Ukraine gas blast ‘kills 33′ at Zasyadko coal mine

“A suspected gas blast at a coal mine in a rebel-held region of east Ukraine is believed to have killed 33 people and trapped 30, the rebels told the BBC.” Source: BBC News – Ukraine gas blast ‘kills 33′ at Zasyadko coal mine

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25 Feb 2015

Afghanistan snow storms kill more than 80, but ease drought fear

“More than 80 people have been killed in Afghanistan in avalanches following heavy snow, officials said on Wednesday, with the bad weather set to last for two more days after an unusually dry winter led to fears of drought.” Source: Afghanistan snow storms kill more than 80, but ease drought

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14 Jan 2015

UNICEF: Refugees freezing to death in the Middle East

“The United Nations says at least six displaced Syrian children have died due to the severe cold weather hitting the Middle East, with many refugee families struggling to cope in the icy conditions.” Source: UNICEF: Refugees freezing to death in the Middle East | Video | Reuters.com

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14 Jan 2015

48 dead, tens of thousands displaced in Malawi floods

“The death toll from flooding in Malawi has risen to 48 and nearly 70,000 people are now without homes, the country’s president announced as he appealed for international assistance.” Source: 48 dead, tens of thousands displaced in Malawi floods | GulfNews.com

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08 Dec 2014

Hagupit batters Philippines, killing at least 21

“The deadly storm that battered the Philippines for days weakened Monday as it rumbled from one island to another, moving closer to the densely populated capital city. At least 21 people have died as a result of the storm, said Gwendolyn Pang, the secretary general of the Philippine Red Cross.”

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