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Timor-Leste: Natural Disasters and COVID-19 Take Their Toll
April 19, 2021

Timor-Leste: Natural Disasters and COVID-19 Take Their Toll

By Guteriano Neves
A recent cyclone has added another layer to the challenges that Timor-Leste is facing in the fight against COVID-19.

A Crisis in Timor-Leste Reveals the Hollowness of ‘Build Back Better’ Rhetoric
April 16, 2021

A Crisis in Timor-Leste Reveals the Hollowness of ‘Build Back Better’ Rhetoric

By Chloe King
Despite invocations to envision a better, more equal world in the wake of COVID-19, global inequalities remain deeply entrenched.
Thousands Still Without Power as Philippines Recovers From Super Typhoon Goni
November 06, 2020

Thousands Still Without Power as Philippines Recovers From Super Typhoon Goni

By Nick Aspinwall
An island of 260,000 could be without power until Christmas, while hundreds of thousands remain in evacuation centers in the midst of a severe coronavirus outbreak.

Papua New Guinea Assesses Damage From Powerful Earthquake
May 16, 2019

Papua New Guinea Assesses Damage From Powerful Earthquake

By Nick Perry
After a 7.5 magnitude quake, damage seems mercifully light -- so far.

Is the Philippines’ Populist Leader Embracing the Climate Change Agenda?
December 27, 2018

Is the Philippines’ Populist Leader Embracing the Climate Change Agenda?

By Milan Chen
Duterte repeatedly said that climate change was a top priority for his administration.

Living in the Shadow of Mount Sinabung
March 02, 2018

Living in the Shadow of Mount Sinabung

By Aisyah Llewellyn
As Mount Sinabung keeps erupting, the Indonesian government struggles to tackle a long-running natural disaster.

Cyclone Mora: Bangladesh’s Natural Disaster Warning System Saved Thousands
July 24, 2017

Cyclone Mora: Bangladesh’s Natural Disaster Warning System Saved Thousands

By Sajeeb Wazed
The country has made real strides in reducing its exposure to catastrophe.
Is Kyrgyzstan Ready for the Next Natural Disaster?
May 16, 2017

Is Kyrgyzstan Ready for the Next Natural Disaster?

By Ryskeldi Satke
After a deadly spring, can Kyrgyzstan move to control the risk posed by future landslides?

Scores Injured as Earthquake Strikes Northeast India
January 05, 2016

Scores Injured as Earthquake Strikes Northeast India

By Ankit Panda
A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the northeastern Indian state of Manipur.

7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Northeastern Afghanistan: What We Know
October 27, 2015

7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Northeastern Afghanistan: What We Know

By Ankit Panda
The death toll in Afghanistan and Pakistan is expected to rise in the coming days.

A Second Earthquake Tests Nepal’s Resilience
May 13, 2015

A Second Earthquake Tests Nepal’s Resilience

By Sanjay Kumar
On May 12, a second deadly earthquake struck Nepal, derailing its recovery.
After Unimaginable Destruction and Misery, a Marshall Plan for Nepal?
May 02, 2015

After Unimaginable Destruction and Misery, a Marshall Plan for Nepal?

By Sanjay Kumar
Nepal's path to reconstruction after it was hit with a 7.8 magnitude earthquake won't be easy.

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