Disaster

May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016

Many feared buried by mudslides in Sri Lanka

A massive landslide triggered by torrential rains buried homes in three villages in the central hills of Sri Lanka, and more than 200 families were missing and feared buried under the mud and debris, the Sri Lankan Red Cross says.

March 13, 2016
March 13, 2016

Pilot confidentiality 'must be relaxed'

French investigators calls for medical confidentiality to be relaxed for pilots, in the wake of last year's Germanwings disaster.

February 22, 2016
February 22, 2016

Clean-up begins in Fiji after cyclone

A clean-up operation begins after the most severe cyclone to hit Fiji in living memory killed at least 20. Rescue workers say that number could rise as some of the worst-hit outlying islands have yet to be reached.

February 21, 2016
February 21, 2016

Huge storm wreaks destruction in Fiji

Authorities in Fiji are assessing the damage after the most powerful cyclone in the Pacific nation's history, which left one person dead.

February 6, 2016
February 6, 2016

Zimbabwe declares 'state of disaster' over drought

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Friday declared a "state of disaster" in many rural areas hit by a severe drought, with more than a quarter of the population facing food shortages.

January 7, 2016
January 7, 2016

Threat of utility network-related disaster

It is a highly worrisome prospect that the many utilities we are served by everyday may be a source of danger to us in the event of a major disaster...

October 22, 2015
October 22, 2015

Hajj death toll tops 2,100 (video)

The death toll from last month's hajj stampede has topped 2,100, according to tallies given by foreign officials, making it by far the deadliest disaster in the pilgrimage's history.

October 20, 2015
October 20, 2015

Hajj disaster death toll at least 2,177

The crush and stampede that struck the hajj last month in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2,177 pilgrims, a new Associated Press tally showed on Monday.

October 14, 2015
October 14, 2015

Mahmood for shared responsibility to protect disaster-hit people

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali demands shared responsibility of all states to protect the climate and disaster-induced displaced people and mitigate their misery.

October 4, 2015
October 4, 2015

Guatemala landslide: Death toll rises to 73

The Guatemalan authorities say the number of people killed in the hillside collapsed in El Cambray has risen to 73.