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

Armed with heartbreaking images, Nicholas Kristof doesn’t mince words. “Let’s be blunt: With U.S. and U.K. complicity, the Saudi government is committing war crimes in Yemen,” he writes.

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…

The most chilling refrain from Hurricane Harvey survivors: “the water is rising.”  

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

About 40 million people in Bangladesh—1/4 of the population—are exposed to drinking water containing arsenic, leading to as many as 43,000 deaths each year.   But this public health crisis, considered one of the world’s largest, is little known outside of scientific circles…

Sierra Leone’s devastating mudslides, which killed about 400 people and rendered more than 3,000 homeless, raise critical questions about the underlying causes. To identify lessons that could avert future disasters, the Thomson Reuters Foundation turned to aid organizations…

Torrential flooding created mudslides in Freetown, Sierra Leone yesterday, killing hundreds and trapping many more, reported Jaime Yaya Barry for the New York Times. The city’s inadequate drainage system was overwhelmed by the floodwaters, spelling devastation for the…

Today’s delivery of oxygen to a state-run hospital in India where 63 people died last week did little to quell public anger.The hospital, in Gorakhpur, ran out of oxygen and other supplies after failing to pay its bills, but officials declined to say the lack of oxygen…

Frustrated by the lack of response to severe famine threatening 20 million people, 8 international aid organizations teamed up this week to form the Hunger Relief Fund.