natural disasters

Mozambique, Zimbabwe cyclone deaths exceed 300 as UN boosts aid

Over 300 people have died and 350 000 at risk as Cyclone Idai tears through southern Africa


Zim cyclone survivors tearfully list dead relatives

Auntony Zinyange

The eastern district of Chimanimani was worst-hit, with houses and most of the region's bridges washed away by flash floods


India ignored warnings of Kerala flood disaster: experts

Abhaya Srivastava

Muralee Thummarukudy, a UN disaster response expert, and ecologist Madhav Gadgil warned in 2011 that a mega-monsoon was inevitable


Bali raises volcano alert to highest level

Sonny Tumbelaka

Massive columns of thick grey smoke have been pouring out of Mount Agung and have shot more than three kilometres into the sky


Africa's most costly disaster zones

Samantha Spooner

The UN has predicted which eight countries will be most at risk when nature unleashes its force.