Sri Lanka

Deadly monsoon rains lash Sri Lanka

At least 12 people have died and more than 40,000 displaced after heavy rains affect much of country.

Deadly monsoon rains lash Sri Lanka

Natural disasters

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano: When, why and what's next

Latest eruption from Mount Kilauea forces at least 1,700 residents to evacuate their homes.

United States

Hawaii: Explosive eruption on Mount Kilauea

Ash shoots 9,000 metres into the sky on Hawaii's Big Island following major Mount Kilauea volcanic eruption.

Hawaii: Kilauea eruption forces residents to seek shelter


Hawaii volcano: More lava destroys homes

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano destroys more homes as the lava flow intensifies.


Kenya: Thousands of hectares of farmland destroyed by floods

Extensive flooding has destroyed an area larger than New York City, displacing more than 260,000 people, many of whom depended on the land for survival.

US & Canada

Health fears as Hawaii's Kilauea volcano spews toxic gas

Residents worry that the high volumes of toxic sulphur dioxide being emitted from the eruption will negatively impact their health in the long run.


Kenya's displaced flood victims in limbo

Thousands of flood victims found food and shelter in schools, but their stay is over, it is time for them to move again.

United States

Thousands evacuated after Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts

The new eruption from Mount Kilauea caused the emergency evacuation of at least 1,800 residents from the small rural community of Leilani Estates and surrounding areas.


Hungry and scared, Kenya flood victims speak of despair

Warning of disease outbreaks as aid workers struggle to reach thousands in need of shelter after weeks of heavy rains.

United States

6.9-magnitude quake strikes Hawaii after volcano erupts

Strongest earthquake since 1975 hits Hawaii after massive eruption of Kilauea volcano on the US state's Big Island.

United States

Hawaii volcano eruption prompts evacuation order

Big Island's Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, has been erupting nearly continuously since 1983.


Japan marks seventh tsunami anniversary

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says government will continue rebuilding homes in regions still affected by 2011 disaster.

Japan tsunami anniversary: PM Shinzo Abe pledges to rebuild

Natural disasters

US: Climate disasters set new record at $306bn in 2017

Sixteen extreme weather events in the US last year 'shattered' the 2005 record of $215bn, American weather agency says.

US: Climate disasters set new record at $306bn in 2017


The forgotten survivors of the Gyumri earthquake

With the highest poverty rates, many of the city's inhabitants are still struggling to make ends meet.

The forgotten survivors of the Gyumri earthquake

Asia Pacific

Typhoon Damrey batters Vietnam

Typhoon Damrey hits southern coast of Vietnam killing 19 and leaving a trail of devastation.

Typhoon Damrey batters Vietnam