Typhoon Morakot (Taiwan) 2009

Typhoon Morakot (Taiwan) 2009

Date: 2 – 11 August 2009 Category: 2 (Tropical Cyclone)   Typhoon Morakot hit Taiwan just before midnight on 7 August 2009, flooding the entire south of the country, and triggering mudslides. One of the most urgent problems in the immediate aftermath of the...

Lebanon Armed Conflict 2006

Date: July – September 2006 The Lebanon war with Israel began on 12 July 2006 and ended with a United Nations brokered ceasefire on 14 August 2006. The conflict resulted in the deaths of more than 1,000 Lebanese and 165 Israelis, and displaced up to 500,000...
Hadramaut Flood 2008

Hadramaut Flood 2008

Date: 24 October 2008 In late October 2008, Hadramaut, Yemen was hit by the worst flash flood it had seen in over 200 years. Early flood warnings helped avert large numbers of human casualties, but some 3,500 homes, almost all made of mud-brick, were swept away,...
Gaza Armed Conflict 2008

Gaza Armed Conflict 2008

Date: 27 December 2008 – 18 January 2009 Fighting between Israel and Palestine re-erupted in late December 2008, resulting in the deaths of over 1,400 Palestinians, the majority of whom were civilians. The intensifying conflict prompted the United Nations to...
Bam Earthquake 2003

Bam Earthquake 2003

Date: 26 December 2003 Magnitude: 6.5 The Bam Earthquake struck Iran during the peak of the winter season, killing 31,000 and leaving thousands more homeless. Mercy Relief responded quickly to the Iranian authorities’ appeal for international aid. Partner(s):...