Tag: disaster

Two men transport belongings secured in a large container through flood waters near Kot Addu, Pakistan. The men salvaged these goods from a flooded home.

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A residential area flooded during the 2004 tsunami on the Andaman Islands, a union territory of India.

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Somali men collect firewood with donkey carts to sell inside the massive refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya.

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Somali refugees walk for miles to Dadaab, Kenya, where they will be allotted housing by the UNHCR.

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Refugee families walk in a dust cloud blowing through Azraq camp in Jordan. Azraq, which means ‘blue’ in Arabic, was opened in Jordan on April 30, 2014. It was built to host 130,000 refugees. During the summer, the temperature can reach up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Syrian refugees cross the border from Syria to Jordan. They are riding in an army truck to move to a United Nations refugee camp.

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Syrian refugees cross the border from Syria to Jordan. They are riding in an army truck to move to a United Nations refugee camp.

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Syrian refugees prepare for the upcoming winter at a United Nations refugee camp in Jordan.

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A refugee girl squats by a tent at a United Nations refugee camp in Jordan.

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Medical aid and relief boxes are provided for refugees who fled Syria during the war.

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A man in Khiyam, Lebanon, sits on the front porch of his house that was destroyed by Israeli rockets during the war between Hezbollah fighters and the Israeli army. Most of the homes in Khiyam, which borders Israel, were destroyed due to the many Hezbollah fighters who based themselves in houses to fight Israeli soldiers coming across the border. The 2006 Lebanon War reached a cease-fire on August 14, 2006, but not before causing $3.6 billion in physical damage across Lebanon.

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Boats and rubble exhibit the massive destruction of a typhoon on the island of Leyte in the Philippines.

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An IMB missionary comforts a Filipino woman as she recounts how a typhoon destroyed their family home.

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A memorial to those who died in the 2014 Indian Ocean Tsunami is erected against a tree on the coast of Khao Lak, the hardest-hit beach in southern Thailand.

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People gather for a memorial ceremony held in Khao Lak, Thailand, in remembrance of the lives lost in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.

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IMB missionaries visit the 2004 Tsunami Memorial in Bang Nam Kem, the worst-hit village in southern Thailand, which lost more than a third of its population.

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Nuns light candles during a memorial ceremony held in Khoa Lak, Thailand, in remembrance of the lives lost in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.

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A hillside cemetery on the grounds of a temple in Ishinomaki, Japan, overlooks the remains of the town destroyed in the 2011 tsunami. Its numerous new graves bear witness to the many lives lost in the tragedy.

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One year after Japan’s tsunami, a ship still sits many blocks inland at Kesennuma, Japan. Cleanup has taken place all around the ship. A monument to those who lost their lives sits next to the boat.

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A small wooden Buddha statue sits among the wreckage of a storefront damaged by the 2011 tsunami in Otsuchi, Japan.

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