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a damaged mosque near the talise beach in palu city

‘Now it’s too late’: anger over Palu’s long wait for tsunami aid

Without enough food, water or fuel, people are resorting to desperate measures — Muhammad Siadi had the vacant stare of someone who might have just returned from a war zone. His shirtless, wiry frame was covered in injuries: a large gash in his neck, a shaved circle around a few bumps on his head and …

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locals form a human chain by the Chico river to bring the relief aid to higher ground

How bayanihan spirit lives on in Ompong-hit areas

As appeals for help increase after the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut), stories of ‘bayanihan’ in the affected communities surface — (MANILA, Philippines) Two weeks after Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) hit Cagayan and other neighboring provinces, residents continue to reel from the devastation. Typhoon Ompong has affected 2.9 million people according to the September 30 record …

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police and rescue workers search for survivors from a house that was damaged by a landslide caused by an earthquake in atsuma town in hokkaido

Landslides after powerful 6.6-magnitude quake hits Japan’s Hokkaido

Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga says at least 4 landslides have been reported after the quake, and 6 homes have collapsed — (TOKYO, Japan) A powerful 6.6 magnitude quake hit the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido on Thursday, September 6, triggering landslides, bringing down several houses, and killing at least one person with several dozen missing. …

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shinzo abe, tokihiro nakamura

Japan PM meets rain disaster survivors, pledges more aid

Top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga says the toll is now 204 dead, with 28 people still missing — (TOKYO, Japan) Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Friday, July 13, with survivors of devastating rains that killed at least 204 people in flash flooding and landslides, as the government pledged more aid. The toll from the …

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