Previous Domestic and International Crises

Earthquake Rocks Afghanistan and Pakistan

A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck South Asia on Monday, October 26. In Afghanistan and Pakistan alone, the quake killed nearly 400 people and destroyed over 7,000 homes. Authorities warn that the death toll could continue to rise as they access remote villages. Thousands of people left homeless by the earthquake are facing bitter winter… Read more

Relief for Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika

Relief for Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika

Tropical Storm Erika hit the Caribbean island of Dominica on August 27, dumping 12 inches of rain in 12 hours. The large amount of rainwater combined with Dominica’s steep mountain terrain caused disastrous flooding and many landslides. Thirty-one people were killed, and hundreds of homes, bridges, and roads were destroyed. Dominica, not to be confused… Read more