Heavy rainfall threatens thousands of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh with flooding and landslides, UNICEF reported yesterday.  

The crushing Cyclone Idai that tore through Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi last week has killed 300 people so far and left 15,000 in need of rescue from roofs and treetops. The flooding left “inland oceans” trapping survivors and washing away roads, and a dire shortage of…

Syrian refugees are wading through snow and freezing water after Storm Norma hit Lebanon on January 6, slamming hundreds of makeshift settlements, Al Jazeera reported. An 8-year-old Syrian girl died after being swept away by floodwaters.

Hurricane Florence’s torrential rains are set to pummel the US East Coast this week in a potentially-historic storm—and that could set off a public health nightmare, contaminating drinking water with overflowed toxic waste and manure.

Sheri Fink’s heartbreaking account of how Hurricane Harvey overwhelmed Houston's emergency response services brings home the urgent need to discuss and draw lessons from the storm.   In riveting detail, she describes how the breakdown unfolded, and how a series of decisions…

The waters of South Asia’s devastating floods are receding, but the nightmare isn’t over for the thousands in Nepal and Bangladesh suffering from outbreaks of diarrhea, malaria and dengue.In the aftermath of the region’s worst floods in a decade, about 13,000 people in…

It’s been a horrible few weeks. Flooding has displaced millions in South Asia. Mudslides killed more than 500 people in Sierra Leone. Hurricane Harvey delivered a 1,000-year flood.  

Even when flood waters recede from Houston and recovery efforts begin, another catastrophe will slowly unfold: Health issues from mold.

In the wake of flooding and mudslides this month that left at least 300 dead and more than 1,000 homeless in Sierra Leone, columnist Elkass Sannoh sees one clear culprit: a “blind and deaf government.”Neglect of technology and lack of funding for the Meteorological…

On 2 continents, catastrophic flooding has led to unprecedented destruction and a death toll that promises to rise.