Topic

Disasters

  • Summer: A season of suffering in Mozambique’s Beira

    December 09, 2015

    Sixty two-year-old Luciano Mangaeao of Paranora in Beira, Mozambique could not hide his fear. He wiped his sweaty brow with the back of his hand on a sweltering afternoon and remarked dejectedly: “It’s almost rain season and I know what it means for us. It means a season of suffering; floods and storms are coming […]

  • Kashmir: Disorder after disaster

    December 07, 2015

    For all his life, 60-year-old Abdul Rehman Dar had proudly tilled the land on his three-acre farm in the highly productive Kashmir Valley. But his work came to a sudden halt when the surging Vishu River flattened two-thirds of his village and damaged hundreds of acres of prized agricultural land in September 2014. Like many […]

  • The rising danger of flooding in Egypt

    December 07, 2015

    The first drops of rain drew the children out of their houses. As the first rainfall to come to Wadi el Lega, a tiny desert settlement in South Sinai, in more than six months, this was cause to celebrate. Rain brought green shrubs for their camels and goats to eat; rain refilled their cisterns; rain […]

  • Kalash valleys struggle to survive post-floods

    December 03, 2015

    As winter tightens its grip over Pakistan’s Kalash valleys, home to the ancient Kalash tribe, many parts of the mountain region are still struggling to repair the damage wrought by the floods this monsoon “You won’t recognize Bumburet Valley when we get there,” my driver informed me as we navigated through streams and attempted to […]

  • Rising temperatures scorch Egypt’s rural poor

    December 02, 2015

    Ahmed Rizq watched the mercury on his thermometer rise: 48, 53…55 degrees Celsius. It rose higher than he had ever seen it rise before. And then it stayed there—for over three weeks. Rizq had lived in Aswan in the very south of Egypt his whole life; he could take a little heat. But August 2015 […]

  • Warming Temperatures

    November 30, 2015

    Video by Gopen Rai and Ayesha ShakyaIn a trans-Himalayan region that receives less than 200 millimetres of rain a year, erratic rain and snowfall have led to a deepening water crisis.Known formerly as the Kingdom of Lo, and open to outsiders only in 1992, Upper Mustang still has an air of mystery around it. Bordering […]

  • Drowning On Land

    November 29, 2015

    By Athar Parvaiz For all his life, 60-year-old Abdul Rehman Dar had proudly tilled the land on his three-acre farm in the highly productive Kashmir Valley. But his work came to a sudden halt when the surging Vishu River flattened two-thirds of his village and damaged hundreds of acres of prized agricultural land in September 2014. […]