Even as people in the region continue to battle COVID-19, massive floods have worsened poverty and escalated loss of livelihood, particularly in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Four million people have been affected in what is believed to be the country's "worst flood in a decade."
When the MS Estonia sank in 1994 only one in seven people managed to make it off. But as psychologists agree, survival that night wasn't entirely about luck.
The festivities took place despite the state seeing immense damage and several deaths due to floods and heavy rainfall.
Many are believed to be trapped under collapsed buildings.
Survivors in the disaster-torn city in Sulawesi are still waiting for financial assistance from the government to rebuild their lives.
Seven years on after one of the most catastrophic natural and nuclear disasters in history, we return to Fukushima to tell the untold story of the the survivors who are still waiting to return home.
The explosion was so big that people in Sapporo thought it was an earthquake.
“We’re at a standstill,” said Rory Parker, whose home was destroyed in Matthew. “We’re done, tapped out of money.”
Disabled people, older adults, and parents of young children all have specific needs that aren't always well addressed in disaster planning—sometimes with horrific results.
The official number still sits at 64, but new research shows the number may be more than 70 times higher.
It's the word "still" that makes it poignant.