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India: Landslide Buries Fifteen in Ka...
Budgam
By Umar Mehraj
30 Mar 2015

Landslides have buried at least 15 people in Indian Kashmir as hundreds fled their homes after heavy rain triggered flooding around the mountainous region. Police and witnesses said landslides had buried at least four houses in Chadoora, the worst hit area of the Himalayan region where hundreds were killed in devastating floods last September.

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Salvaging AirAsia Flight 8501
Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
02 Mar 2015

Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 (QZ8501/AWQ8501) was a scheduled international passenger flight, operated by AirAsia Group affiliate Indonesia AirAsia, from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. On 28 December 2014, the aircraft operating the route, an Airbus A320-216, crashed into the Java Sea during bad weather, killing all 155 passengers and seven crew on board. Two days after the crash, debris from the aircraft and human remains were found floating in the Java Sea. Searchers located wreckage on the sea floor beginning on 3 January, and the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder were recovered by 13 January. The search for bodies ended in March 2015 after recovery of 106 of the 162 bodies.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
02 Mar 2015

On March 18th 2015, after almost 3 months of search and rescue activity, an Indonesia SAR officer announces the closing of the operation, with total 97 victim found and identified. The rest of the victims remain lost at sea and it is impossible to find them as their bodies decompose and become very hard to find. The families of the victims threw flowers into the sea as their condolences to their loved ones.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
02 Mar 2015

Money found on the fuselage of Air Asia QZ8501 is handed over to the Indonesian Air Asia Director before he hands it over to the family of victim to whom it belongs.

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Dhaka
By Anik Rahman
19 Jan 2015

A sunken passenger vessel sits grounded on Kamarjani island, near Gaibandha, Bangladesh on 20 January 2015.

Local people say that there are many new islands emerging in the Brahmaputra river as a result of changing water levels. As a result, passenger vessels which sank a couple of years ago and were not recovered sometimes surface as water levels change.

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Malawi: Deadly Floods Displace Thousands
Chikwawa, Malawi
By Arjen van de Merwe
10 Jan 2015

Malawi, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, has seen devastating floods in the southern part of the country. In some areas, a month’s worth of rain came down in 24 hours at the beginning of the rainy season, leaving villages, roads, bridges and fields destroyed. The death toll is estimated to be anywhere between dozens and nearly two-hundred, while 14,000 households are known to be displaced (an estimated 70.000 people). However, some areas have yet to be reached, so these figures are expected to rise.

The government of Malawi has declared fifteen southern districts disaster zones and has appealed for international aid. To British government has already dedicated GBP 3.8 million to help rescue and rebuilding efforts, and many other governments are soon to follow.

The aid operation carried out by the Government of Malawi, the military and a range of international organisations, MSF and UNICEF having a prominent presence among them, is in full speed. The Malawian army is leading the evacuation of affected and vulnerable communities, using boats and helicopters, and improvised camps are being set up with tents and medical facilities. As always after flooding, prevention of waterborne diseases such as cholera is priority.

Bad weather continued to hinder the aid operations until Friday 16 January when the rain ceased. However, rising temperatures made for uncomfortable circumstances in the camps and outside.

The Malawian Police Force is setting up Victim Support Units and Child Protection units in the camps, while the international agencies such as UNICEF and UNFPA provide blankets, tents and food, and also first aid for rape cases and safe delivery kits. MSF is also participating, setting up and operating a mobile health clinic.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
05 Jan 2015

A coffin is prepared at Kalimantan Hospital for a victim of the AirAsia plane crash.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
05 Jan 2015

The Indonesian Air Force prepare to transfer the body of a crash victim to Surabaya Airport.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
05 Jan 2015

Victims of AirAsia QZ8501 on an air plane as they are transferred to Surabaya for identification.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
05 Jan 2015

Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 (QZ8501/AWQ8501) was a scheduled international passenger flight, operated by AirAsia Group affiliate Indonesia AirAsia, from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. On 28 December 2014, the aircraft operating the route, an Airbus A320-216, crashed into the Java Sea during bad weather, killing all 155 passengers and seven crew on board. Two days after the crash, debris from the aircraft and human remains were found floating in the Java Sea. Searchers located wreckage on the sea floor beginning on 3 January, and the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder were recovered by 13 January. The search for bodies ended in March 2015 after recovery of 106 of the 162 bodies.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
04 Jan 2015

Indonesian Air Force mechanics fix a broken helicopter during the search and rescue operation for AirAsia Flight 8501.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
04 Jan 2015

The search and rescue team pray before the beginning their mission.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
04 Jan 2015

A high tech Russian aircraft arrives at Pangkalan Bun-Kalimantan in order to aid the search and rescue mission for AirAsia Flight 8501.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
04 Jan 2015

An American Helicopter delivers crash victims from the sea at Pangkalan Bun-Kalimantan.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
04 Jan 2015

A daily press conference is held by the Indonesian officer in charge of the evacuation of AirAsia crash victims at Pangkalan Bun.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
03 Jan 2015

An Indonesian Air Force Helicopter partakes in the search and rescue mission.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
03 Jan 2015

Indonesian search and rescue teams standby to collect the bodies of victims of the Air Asia crash as they arrive from sea at Pangkalan Bun-Kalimantan.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
03 Jan 2015

A victim of the Air Asia plane crash in a body bag before being put in a coffin at Kalimantan Hospital.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
03 Jan 2015

Victim of the Air Asia plane crash at Pangkalan Bun to be transfer to Surabaya.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
03 Jan 2015

A Russian search and rescue team take part in the AirAsia search mission.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
02 Jan 2015

An officer prepares the diving tools for the search and rescue teams working on the AirAsia 8501 recovery mission in the Java Sea.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
02 Jan 2015

An object, suspected to be part of the lost Air Asia Plane, is spotted in the Java Sea.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
01 Jan 2015

Indonesian Navy Seals prepare before diving into the Java Sea for the search and rescue mission.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
31 Dec 2014

Journalist arrive at Pangkalan Bun-Kalimantan to cover the event.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
31 Dec 2014

Air Asia Director, Tony Hernandez (middle) at Pangkalan Bun-Kalimantan coordination with Indonesian authorities for the evacuation.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
29 Dec 2014

Indonesian Air Force search the Java Sea to find the exact location of the downed Air Asia airliner.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
29 Dec 2014

An Indonesia Air Force Hercules Plane searches the Java Sea for missing AirAsia flight 8501.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
29 Dec 2014

President Joko Widodo of the Indonesian Air Force arrives from Irian Jaya to give "total all out" instruction to the Indonesian Search and Rescue team in finding the victims and fuselage of Air Asia QZ8501.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

Jogodish Borua, 65, lost his land and his house to river erosion.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

Abdul Aziz, who lost his home to erosion along the banks of the river, takes a bath in the Padma.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

A fisherman and a local villager cross paths on the banks of the river Padma.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

The situation is especially severe for children. A woman and child have been displaced along with other members of their neighborhood who also lost their homes.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

A man walks through the ruins of a house damaged by river erosion.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
09 Sep 2014

A boy plays on the banks of the river Padma in a spot where there once sat family homes.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

People who lost their homes set up makeshift shelters along the river.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

Rising water levels on the river Padma in Bangladesh threaten homes and put inhabitants of the river basin at risk.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

When the Padma river rises, erosion becomes a serious problem for the community living on the river. At the same time, waste littering the earth pollutes the water.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Aug 2014

Houses sit near the banks of the river Padma in Bangladesh.