Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
The City of Johannesburg has drafted a rough policy that will see victims of natural disasters in the city receive temporary emergency accommodation.
The cost of natural disasters is rising. It's time to budget accordingly, says Sifiso Skenjana.
Rescuers are searching for victims after a tornado ripped through the rural Alabama community of Beauregard and killed at least 23 people
Torrential rains have triggered flash floods and landslides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least 27 people, mostly children at a school.
A powerful earthquake has rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and triggered a 3m-tall tsunami that swept away houses in at least two cities.
A powerful hurricane that threatened Hawaii for a week is weakening and is now a tropical storm.
South African actress Odelle de Wet has told News24 from Bali that the possibility of a tsunami following a Southeast Asian earthquake "freaked me out a little bit".
A woman who evacuated her Hawaii home because of an erupting volcano says she filmed an angry neighbor shooting at a man near a lava flow.
Yemeni island of Socotra pounded by Cyclone Mekunu, on a path to strike Oman this weekend.
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the city of Hualien on Taiwan’s east coast. This is not the first time Taiwan has been struck by an earthquake.
In 2016, an earthquake of the same magnitude, killed over 100 people. Watch.
Rescue workers are searching for survivors in the capital of Missouri after a deadly storm swept through parts of the central US, bringing dozens of tornados and causing flooding and significant damage to buildings.
Two cousins have a hard time counting all the relatives they lost to a monster tornado that wiped out a rural community in Alabama.
2017 has been flagged as the costliest year on record for natural disasters, according to international insurer Aon Benfield's latest Weather, Climate and Catastrophe Insight Report.
Burials begin in a mass grave dug in a hard-hit Indonesia city as desperation grows for survivors still trapped or lacking food and other supplies three days after earthquake and tsunami.
2017 was a record-breaking year for natural disasters, but only three in 10 Americans say they have an emergency preparedness kit.
The death toll from Greece's deadliest fire disaster has risen to 93 after two more people died in hospital.
The Trump Administration now wants to enhance those efforts to detect and track potential planet killers.
Hurricane Maria, which pummeled Puerto Rico in September 2017, is likely responsible for the deaths of more than 4 600 people, some 70 times higher than official estimates, say researchers.
Mobile phones are helping transform how relief agencies respond to humanitarian crises by enabling them to pin point where aid is needed most after hurricanes, earthquakes and other disasters.
Rescue crews searched grimy debris and ruins for more than a dozen people missing, after mudslides in Southern California destroyed an estimated 100 houses, swept cars to the beach and left at least 17 victims dead. Watch.
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