We asked three people who survived some of the worst earthquakes in recent Italian history to recall what it was like to be at the mercy of Mother Earth.
It may be a natural disaster, but the complex relationship between organised crime and the aftermath of earthquakes goes back decades.
Emergency psychologists are at the scene of the devastating earthquake to help victims with their first steps towards processing trauma.
Some came back to the mountain out of love, others out of economic necessity.
"I was once told that the Earth was so angry I was born, that it chose to kill people. Others have called me a murderer and said that other people's blood runs through my veins."
VICE talks with veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan who are struggling with mental illness, addiction, and PTSD – often overprescribed narcotics and other pharmaceuticals that bring their own sets of problems.
Are they genuinely trying to keep the peace or do they just want more gold?
But the UN have rid themselves of any responsibility, which is pretty cool, right?