Mudslides in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, causes hundreds of deaths.
On Wednesday June 14, we discussed people’s strategies to survive after conflict and disaster. Read our review up here.
On 17 August 1999, the earth in the north of Turkey shakes for 37 seconds, killing at least 17,000 people.
‘I’ve never seen such a disaster. It’s bigger than the tsunami in South-East Asia.’ Those are the words of the head of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, on a visit to Pakistan.
Drought in the east of Africa causes the worst food crisis in 60 years.
In late 1998, Hurricane Mitch leaves a trail of destruction through Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.