On November 25, 2020, a thick plume of smoke appeared above the mountain of the Ile Lewotolok in Lembata, heralding a volcanic eruption. Two days later, stones and a thick ash shower encompassed the surrounding area.
Articles in Disasters and Responses
On June 3, 2018, the eruption of the Fuego volcano (Guatemala) buried dozens of people and left hundreds of families homeless and many more at risk.
The people in this region have always suffered from food shortages, which have been dramatically exacerbated in recent years by climate change.
“To return home” … we have all heard or used that expression on many occasions. Usually those words have a positive meaning.
Since Tuesday, November 3, Hurricane Eta made landfall on the Nicaraguan coast, creating a drama of great proportions for the neighboring country, Honduras.
Excessive rain has caused many disruptions in the lives in the residents of Pernambuco and Alagoas in Northeastern Brazil.
The unique Australian environment and biodiversity, and the industries it fosters (including food and wine production and tourism), have been hit hard by the bushfires – and it is only one month into summer.
Father Luigi Cannato, CM ministering in Albania, calls upon all the members of the Vincentian Family to support the many poor families who have been affected by the recent earthquake.
Terri and husband Tane immigrated to New Zealand from Kiribati islands in 2008 with their 2-year-old son. They initially lived with friends.
June 24, feast of Saint John the Baptist, would have been a memorable day if it were not for the sad reality that many people in Pernambuco faced.
On March 14, cyclone IDAI, one of the worst natural disasters ever recorded, hit the provinces of Sofala, Manica and Zambezia in Mozambique.
In late January, the dam of an iron mine collapsed in southeast Brazil causing the surrounding area to be buried under a stream of mud with mining waste.