10 costliest natural disasters in 20 years

Thailand’s Great Flood of 2011 which took place between July and December affected more than two-thirds of the country. The event, deemed the worst flooding in half a century, affected 65 out of the country’s 77 provinces, killing more than 800 people.

12 October 2018

Disaster tourism obstructing rescue and relief

Days after the 7.5 magnitude earthquake rattled the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, triggering a huge tsunami and soil liquefaction that massacred the coastal cities of Palu and Donggala as well as surrounding areas, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo author

8 October 2018

Indonesia death toll tops 800

Mass graves were being readied for hundreds of victims of an Indonesian quake and tsunami on Monday as authorities battled to stave off disease and reach desperate people still trapped under shattered buildings.

1 October 2018

Hundreds killed in Indonesia quake-tsunami

Nearly 400 people were killed when a powerful quake sent a tsunami barrelling into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, officials said Saturday, as hospitals struggled to cope with hundreds of injured and rescuers scrambled to reach the stricken region.

30 September 2018

Lombok quake: 164 dead, 156,000 homeless

The death toll from a powerful earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok rose above 160 on Thursday, as authorities appealed for food, clean water and medical help for some 156,000 people forced from their homes.

9 August 2018

Strong quake on Indonesia holiday island

A powerful earthquake which struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday killed at least 14 people, injured scores and damaged thousands of homes, officials said.

30 July 2018