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A man looks at the landslide site during a rescue mission in Athwelthota village, in Kalutara, Sri Lanka May 28, 2017. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
2 people have reportedly died in Rajasthan floods.
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Sri Lanka is bracing for more rain, three days after enormous mudslides triggered by heavy precipitation killed more than 150 people and left more than a hundred missing, The Associated Press reported...
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The state has issued a flood alert.
More than 250 people have died in southwest Colombia following heavy rains, flooding and landslides over the weekend. Photos from Mocoa, the capital of the Putumayo province ravaged by the disaster, s...
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The government seems to be indifferent to the plight of a large number of people settled in the Barak Valley in southern Assam. They are left to fend for themselves when the river routinely floods its...
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine authorities on Saturday evacuated thousands in coastal villages in the country's central region where a category 4 typhoon is expected to make landfall later this weekend...
Bangladesh is particularly vulnerable to climate change hazards due to its low-level landscape, its cyclone- and tidal surge-prone topographical position, its high population density and rural poverty, and an economy based on agriculture and fisheries. By some estimates, Bangladesh figures first on the list of countries at risk, and is already reeling under effects such as inundated lands and forced migration due to climate change.
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The cities witnessed overflowing lakes and drainages, compounding woes of the people with submerged low-lying areas.
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Forty have been feared dead and hundreds buried in landslides in Sri Lanka after torrential rains and flash floods lashed the island country over the last two days. With the disaster forcing people ou...
Environmental groups and individuals have been warning for years about the ecological and social disruptions that our current resource intensive model of development causes. They have mostly been brushed aside as a nuisance. Lately a more disturbing trend of branding them as enemies of the state has emerged. Most recently, press reports indicate that journalists in Tamil Nadu face the threat of defamation charges if their stories run afoul of the government. This seems to have affected their ability to report on the Chennai floods.
At a time when national morale is low and our emotions are running out of steam, the city is reminding us of the power of unity. What began as an outpouring of frustration against the weather, government and infrastructure, has now turned into a city-wide collective effort in doing something that we seldom have the courage to do: take charge of change.
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The Tamil Nadu government has initiated a house-to-house survey to find and compensate the residents of houses that sustained damages during the floods so that they can be compensated. “We’ve just st...
MUMBAI -- Sex workers from Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district dipped into their savings and survived on just one meal a day to collect Rs 1 lakh as a donation towards relief work in rain-ravaged Chenna...