At least 18 people -- 13 in India and five in Nepal -- died when a magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck the northern Indian state of Sikkim near the border between the two nations Sunday night, local government officials told sister network CNN-IBN.
Authorities posted tropical storm warnings for parts of the Bahamas and hurricane warnings for Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Sunday, as Tropical Storm Irene picked up steam near the Caribbean islands.
Relief organizations struggled to reach those in need Tuesday, one day after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Sumatra, Indonesia, triggering a tsunami and killing at least 112 people, officials said. Another 502 were reported missing.
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An international aid organization temporarily suspended its operations in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province after an attack on its office Wednesday killed six employees, the group's spokesman said.
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.
At least 130 people have died and dozens are missing after heavy rains triggered flooding and mudslides that buried communities Sunday and left a swath of destruction in El Salvador, officials said Monday.
The United Nations and international relief organizations are scrambling to aid Myanmar, saying Friday's cyclone was the worst disaster the country had suffered in years. Myanmar officials expect the death toll to top 15,000.
World Vision, one of the world's largest humanitarian organizations, announced Tuesday that it cannot feed 1.5 million of the 7.5 million people it fed last year and made an urgent appeal for international donors to step in.
A plane crashed Tuesday shortly after taking off from the Goma airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo, tearing the roofs off houses as it plowed through a densely populated marketplace near the runway.
Nearly 40 relief agencies serving Somalia said Tuesday they can't help millions of Somalis, blaming the existence of too many checkpoints, danger that aid workers face and "a lack of respect for international humanitarian law by all parties to the conflict."
The C.A.T.C.H. 84 Foundation was supposed to be Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chris Chambers' way of giving back. He intended it to help inner city children develop self-esteem, healthy habits, and life skills through sports. But his C.A.T.C.H. 84 quickly spiraled into a catch 22 for the altruistic athlete.