Phillip Charlesworth of IFRC Indonesia Country Office discusses search and rescue efforts following the massive quake.
Thirteen people left adrift off the coast of Indonesia after their boat sank have been rescued by a passing coal freighter, the head of the local search and rescue agency said Tuesday.
At least eight people were killed when an explosion triggered a stampede on a docked ferry in central Indonesia Wednesday, authorities said.
The House of Representatives is expected to take action Thursday on a bipartisan agreement ending a dispute over disaster relief spending that threatened to cause a partial shutdown of the government by the end of the week.
The Senate reached a bipartisan agreement to end a dispute over disaster relief spending. Kate Bolduan reports.
The standoff continues Monday between the House and the Senate over emergency funding, which is holding up a short-term spending measure to keep government running into the new fiscal year that begins this weekend.
If the political chatter out of Washington on Sunday is any indication, the prospects for Congress reaching a major deficit reduction deal this year appear grim.
What is the first step toward making a disaster plan that could save your life? FEMA Director Craig Fugate explains.
In a major blow to the Republican leadership, the U.S. House on Wednesday defeated a temporary spending measure that would have required spending cuts to offset additional money for federal disaster relief efforts.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he's not sure a potential government shutdown at the end of the month can be avoided because of a stand-off between the House and Senate over how much to spend on disaster relief.
Residents are still dealing with the aftermath of Irene -- a massive storm that pummeled the East Coast.
The severe storms and tornadoes that ripped through the South and Midwest killed at least 327 people, making it the third deadliest outbreak in U.S. history.
The storms that devastated the South are gone, but the survivors are just beginning to realize how much they've lost.
Search and rescue robots are deployed in Japan to help rescue the missing and search for the dead.
When it comes to lending support for victims of the earthquake in Japan, there are text donations, in-kind contributions -- and a little retail therapy.
Under a cloud of radiation, U.S. troops try to help Japan. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.
A massive emergency response operation is under way in northern Japan, with world governments and international aid groups coming together to bring relief to the beleaguered island nation.
A 60-year-old man was found floating on a piece of roof, but his wife was swept away in the tsunami.
Numerous U.S. rescue and assistance teams arrived Sunday in Japan and are helping lead a broad international effort to bring relief to areas ravaged by Friday's earthquake and tsunami.
The 8.9-magnitude earthquake and coastline-devouring tsunami that hit Japan has led 49 countries, the European Union and even the International Atomic Energy Agency to band together and offer relief to the devastated island nation.
Video captured the moment the 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan.
Humanitarian assistance from the United States began its journey to Japan Friday, as President Barack Obama extended a helping hand to the nation after it was hit by a devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami.
Prince William co-pilots his first search-and-rescue flight since becoming certified last month by the Royal Air Force.
CNN's Reza Sayah rides a hovercraft across a lake created due to heavy rains in Pakistan.
Recovery efforts are struggling to meet the needs of flood survivors in Pakistan.
U.N. aid official Nicki Bennett reports about the difficulties facing aid efforts in response to the recent flooding.
The list of agencies helping with relief efforts in Haiti keeps growing. Their no. 1 need? Money. But how will they be using your donations? We compiled a list of just some of the organizations and asked them.
French rescue workers pulled a 24-year-old man alive from the rubble of a hotel in Haiti on Saturday, 11 days after an earthquake devastated much of the country.
Exclusive video of a 24-year-old Haitian man being rescued after 11 days of being trapped under rubble.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and foreign ministers from more than a dozen countries met Monday to discuss how to rebuild Haiti after the devastating January 12 earthquake.
U.S. soldiers have arrived in Port-au-Prince to provide security and help relief efforts. CNN Karl Penhaul reports.
A woman was found alive after six days, trapped under the rubble of a collapsed bank in Haiti. ITN's Bill Neely reports.
Four of the 10 American rescue teams mobilized in the hours following the earthquake in Haiti are returning home Tuesday -- having never traveled farther than their local airports.
Anger boiled over on the streets of Haiti's capital Tuesday -- not just from residents who have gone a week without food and water, but from the people who are supposed to be providing it.
CNN's Soledad O'Brien reports on the relief effort in Haiti's cultural capital of Jacmel.
Corporate America has already pledged more than $40 million in donations to support earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Corporate pledges for Haiti have tripled in the past 24 hours, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors still emerged from collapsed buildings in Haiti's devastated capital Sunday, nearly five days after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the impoverished island nation.
Amidst the destruction and devastation, Haitians come together for a peaceful march.
Aid helicopters drop food onto crowds of Haitians.
U.S. helicopters carrying food hovered above the ground in one area of the battered Haitian capital on Saturday, flinging out boxes to the anxious crowd.
10:54 p.m. -- People looking for loved ones in Haiti are posting their pictures on CNN.com's iReport page dedicated to them. Likewise, people in Haiti are sending messages out to say they're OK.
Her braids, dusty from the rubble around her, poked out from the small opening where she lay crying in pain, her right leg pinned under a heavy piece of metal.
Airlines, uncertain about when commercial service to disaster-ravaged Haiti will resume, are organizing relief flights and offering incentives to customers who donate to aid organizations.
CNN's John Vause reports on the grief and anger many parents still feel, a year after China's deadly earthquake.
In one big jolt, the worst earthquake to hit China in 32 years changed the lives of millions of people in the nation's heartland.
In one big jolt, the worst earthquake to hit China in 32 years changed the lives of millions of people in the nation's heartland.
Rescue workers have pulled a body from underneath the rubble of a collapsed apartment building in Cologne, Germany, police spokeswoman Astrid Gelss told CNN.
Emergency workers are on the scene in Cologne, Germany, after a historic archive building collapsed.
Search crews have rescued nine more passengers who survived a ferry capsizing off the coast of Indonesia, though more than 230 people are still missing.
Search and rescue operations resumed Monday after a passenger ferry carrying 267 people capsized off the coast of Indonesia the day before, authorities said.
Rescuers in Galveston, Texas, were going door-to-door Saturday to check on the estimated 20,000 people who failed to flee Hurricane Ike, which has slowed to tropical storm status.
iReporter Tony Hooks gives viewers a first-hand view of the rain and wind as Ike storms through Houston.
A ship carrying U.N. relief supplies, including food and water, arrived Friday in the hurricane-ravaged Haitian city of Gonaives, an official with the United Nations' World Food Programme said.
CNN's Anjali Rao speaks with UNICEF's Michael Bociurkiw about the need for more funds in Myanmar.
CNN's Eunice Yoon shows how survivors in the quake-hit Chinese province of Sichuan are coping with trauma.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in China Saturday to observe earthquake relief efforts, China's state-run news agency reported.
A spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in Washington said Friday that a devastating earthquake in southwest China destroyed or heavily damaged 436,000 properties leading to 4.8 million homeless, according to official figures.
Refugees from China's massive earthquake wait for news of missing family members. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports.
ITN's Paul Davies reports on rescue and aid efforts in China.
Myanmar is hosting an international donors' conference in Bangkok to raise money. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon flew to Myanmar on Sunday to guide a conference with international agencies aimed at boosting donations for the cyclone-struck nation, now that its ruling military junta has agreed to accept aid.
A strong aftershock early Sunday rattled areas still reeling from last week's massive earthquake in China, shaking frayed nerves of survivors and slowing rescue and relief efforts.
Villagers in Myanmar struggle to begin recovery efforts following a cyclone that tore through the region.
As the government's own aid efforts fall short, the Buddhist monks are joining other private citizens in taking up the slack
More than 18,000 people are reported buried under rubble in just one earthquake-hit city of China as teams of rescuers battle through power cuts, mudslides and heavy rain in desperate efforts to reach them
The ruling junta will accept aid only with conditions. Should the U.S. strike to avert a humanitarian disaster?
Crews searching for any sign of six miners trapped for more than three weeks are "hoping a miracle could happen," a federal official told lawmakers Wednesday, while another hole was drilled to insert a robotic camera into the mountain.
Efforts to reach six men trapped in a collapsed coal mine in Utah were "wiped out" Tuesday by what the mine operator's CEO called continuing "seismic and tectonic activity."
A U.S. Navy helicopter crashed Friday near San Clemente Island in the Pacific Ocean, killing at least one of the four people aboard, a Navy spokesman told CNN.
Rescue teams resumed searching Wednesday for a missing jetliner over northern Indonesia, a day after authorities erroneously reported the Boeing 737's wreckage had been found and that a dozen people may have survived.
Dozens of villages containing hundreds of thousands of people have received little or no aid nearly four weeks after a devastating earthquake hit Pakistan and India.
More than a week into the relief effort after the South Asia earthquake, a U.N. official says the situation remains grave and the effort is facing daunting problems.
Torrential rains caused authorities to temporarily ground relief flights Sunday following the crash of a Pakistani army helicopter that killed six people.
Guatemalan authorities called off the search Tuesday for bodies in Panabaj, where between 600 and 1,000 people may be buried under a mudslide that obliterated the town five days earlier.
Frustration is mounting in Pakistan and India over the pace of relief efforts in the earthquake zone with many remote regions still not accessible after Saturday's tremor struck.
The U.N. secretary-general has praised the international community for its response in assisting earthquake victims in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.
They look like big, high-tech toys. But robotic airplanes and helicopters with cameras, microphones and sensors can provide crucial information for emergency responders in the aftermath of disasters like Hurricane Katrina.
Countries and international agencies -- including several coping with major adversities themselves -- have offered money and supplies to victims of Hurricane Katrina.
The U.S. government has received offers of aid from dozens of nations across the globe in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the State Department said.
After touring Gulf Coast states affected by Hurricane Katrina, President Bush on Friday night signed a $10.5 billion relief package passed by Congress to help victims of the massive storm.
Four days after Hurricane Katrina devastated much of the northern Gulf Coast, tired and angry people stranded at the convention center in New Orleans welcomed a supply convoy carrying food, water and medicine with cheers and tears of joy.
The Senate convened in special session Thursday night and approved a $10.5 billion disaster relief request from the Bush administration to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco said Thursday she has requested the mobilization of 40,000 National Guard troops to restore order and assist in relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans.
Victims of Hurricane Katrina -- some of whom escaped with only their lives -- soon will get help from a massive federal relief effort led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Pentagon.
Indonesia's defense minister says his country has no intention of expelling foreign troops helping the country recover from the tsunami disaster but merely hopes to take over most of the relief effort by the end of March.
A U.S. Navy helicopter participating in tsunami relief efforts crashed on approach to the airfield at Banda Aceh early Monday, with all 10 aboard suffering minor injuries, a Navy spokesman said.
High-ranking international officials have toured regions hardest hit by the Indian Ocean tsunamis to see firsthand the devastation that has prompted one of the world's biggest relief efforts.
South Asian countries will need $977 million in cash assistance over the next six months to recover from the tsunami disaster, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said.
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has said the United States is throwing its financial and military weight into southern Asian relief efforts not to gain favor in the Islamic world but because it's what Americans do.
A U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived Monday in Bangkok, Thailand, on the first stop of a tour to the tsunami-devastated regions of southern Asia.
A U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Colin Powell was expected to arrive Monday in Bangkok, Thailand, on the first stop of a tour to the tsunami-devastated regions of southern Asia.
Relief workers are struggling to reach areas cut off by last week's Indian Ocean tsunamis, as the death toll mounts and hope of finding thousands of missing people fades.
Before leaving Sunday on a U.S. mission to tsunami-ravaged southern Asia, Secretary of State Colin Powell sharply rebutted criticism that the initial U.S. response to the disaster was slow and inadequate.
U.S. corporations are contributing millions of dollars in relief aid to tsunami-hit Asia. The following is a list of those that have taken steps to provide aid to the victims who are in need of funds, food and medicine following this weekend's disaster:
Gargantuan global relief efforts are gaining momentum as countries and aid organizations donate money, supplies and personnel to areas ravaged by earthquake-triggered tsunamis.
U.N. relief workers have arrived in Indonesia's Aceh province to find devastation in the region closest to the epicenter of the earthquake that spawned Sunday's killer tsunamis.
One of the world's largest relief efforts is gaining momentum as countries and aid organizations make more donations of funding, supplies and personnel to areas ravaged by earthquake-triggered tsunamis.
One of the world's largest relief efforts gained momentum Tuesday as countries and aid organizations made more donations of money, supplies and personnel to areas ravaged by earthquake-triggered tsunamis.
The United Nations' emergency relief coordinator said Tuesday that the international response to the tsunami catastrophe in southern Asia has been "very generous" despite earlier comments in which he called some nations "stingy."
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