Posts tagged crisis


Since start of relief Operation, Pakistan Army troops have rescued more than 17000 stranded people to safer places.

Already swimming in political turmoil, Pakistan is now struggling against massive flooding that is displacing thousands and killing hundreds.
The Flash Floods Wreaking Havoc In Pakistan Aren’t Done Yet

Since start of relief Operation, Pakistan Army troops have rescued more than 17000 stranded people to safer places.

Already swimming in political turmoil, Pakistan is now struggling against massive flooding that is displacing thousands and killing hundreds.

The Flash Floods Wreaking Havoc In Pakistan Aren’t Done Yet

"It’s raining hell in Kashmir. Roads and rivers inundated. People being evacuated to safer places." 

HELP needed near Rajbagh, Smokin’ Joes, near Huriyyat Office. Women and Children stranded. Someone around? #KashmirFloods

Indians Publish Cries for Help and Calls for Donations on Twitter as Deadly Flooding Hits Jammu and Kashmir


With the situation so grim, let’s revisit one of those rare uplifting moments to come out of Syria in the last year. To those who don’t believe in miracles, here is one.

This video watched more than a million times on YouTube via various accounts, shows a Syrian toddler being saved after the young child was completely buried in the ruins of her home following an explosion from a barrel bomb attack in Syria’s second largest city, Aleppo.
Powerful Video Shows a Syrian Toddler’s ‘Rebirth’ From Under the Rubble of a Bombed Building

With the situation so grim, let’s revisit one of those rare uplifting moments to come out of Syria in the last year. To those who don’t believe in miracles, here is one.

This video watched more than a million times on YouTube via various accounts, shows a Syrian toddler being saved after the young child was completely buried in the ruins of her home following an explosion from a barrel bomb attack in Syria’s second largest city, Aleppo.

Powerful Video Shows a Syrian Toddler’s ‘Rebirth’ From Under the Rubble of a Bombed Building

More than 4.1 million poverty-stricken Italians have received food through non-profit food parcels or free meals.
Unemployment, Poverty and Brain Drain: Italy’s Crisis Deepens

More than 4.1 million poverty-stricken Italians have received food through non-profit food parcels or free meals.

Unemployment, Poverty and Brain Drain: Italy’s Crisis Deepens

In The Central African Republic, “We Still Hope to Live Together In Peace”

we rely on God to solve problems.

Will Madagascar’s Upcoming Elections Solve the Island’s Crisis?

sunfoundation:

MapBox: Before and After the Moore, OK Tornado 

more here

The 25S movement brought thousands of people together to protest in front of the Spanish Parliament in Madrid on September 25. The atmosphere became tense, just as predicted, with police charges coming soon after. Once again, social networks were the most commonly used means of sharing information.
 Image: Alberto Casillas, manager of a bar, is the hero of 25S for protecting protestors from the police. Photo by El Diagonal, taken under CC Licence.

The 25S movement brought thousands of people together to protest in front of the Spanish Parliament in Madrid on September 25. The atmosphere became tense, just as predicted, with police charges coming soon after. Once again, social networks were the most commonly used means of sharing information.

 Image: Alberto Casillas, manager of a bar, is the hero of 25S for protecting protestors from the police. Photo by El Diagonal, taken under CC Licence.

Update on the Iranian currency crisis:

The Iranian rial hit a record low on Tuesday October 2, 2012, yet Iranian authorities appear confused and powerless face to this financial tsunami. Sanctions are being blamed for the national currency’s drop to 34,500 rials against the United States dollar. Only a few days earlier, on Sunday, it was 29,500 rials to the dollar.

Update on the Iranian currency crisis:

The Iranian rial hit a record low on Tuesday October 2, 2012, yet Iranian authorities appear confused and powerless face to this financial tsunami. Sanctions are being blamed for the national currency’s drop to 34,500 rials against the United States dollar. Only a few days earlier, on Sunday, it was 29,500 rials to the dollar.

The rise in value-added tax from 18 to 21 percent in Spain has made life even more expensive and dealt a hard blow to people’s wallets. The hike went into effect in September, the month in which students go back to school and families go shopping for school materials.
Various groups have mobilized in force to coordinate donations of school supplies, among them neighborhood assemblies and the 15M movement. When it comes to books, web pages such as Libroscompartidos.com (Shared Books) allow users from different corners of the country to exchange books not for profit and even manages delivery service and collection of the material.

The rise in value-added tax from 18 to 21 percent in Spain has made life even more expensive and dealt a hard blow to people’s wallets. The hike went into effect in September, the month in which students go back to school and families go shopping for school materials.

Various groups have mobilized in force to coordinate donations of school supplies, among them neighborhood assemblies and the 15M movement. When it comes to books, web pages such as Libroscompartidos.com (Shared Books) allow users from different corners of the country to exchange books not for profit and even manages delivery service and collection of the material.