Disaster Book Club: A Paradise Built in Hell
by Globalist Staff
Join us for our May 2019 Disaster Book Club event! In April, we will be reading Rebecca Solnit’s “A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster.” Using case studies and personal experiences, Melanie Cole from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management will be there to lead a presentation on community building […]
Apr 2, 2019
Seattle’s Caribbean communities send aid to storm-damaged homelands
by Gregory Scruggs
Seattleites reach out to friends and family in Puerto Rico, Sint Maarten, Dominica and other islands, as the Caribbean rebuilds from devastating storms.
Oct 3, 2017
Isolated Puerto Rico communities ration food after Hurricane Maria
by Eliván Martínez Mercado
Communities in at least nine neighborhoods in Utuado started rationing food and water, after Hurricane Maria blocked roads and destroyed local crops.
Oct 2, 2017
More than 200 dead in Afghanistan, Pakistan earthquake
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan and Pakistan, with reports of shock waves being felt as far as New Delhi.
Oct 26, 2015
Please stop disappointing me, Korea
by Joon Yi
A month on, the Sewol ferry disaster is still haunting South Korea — and Korean Americans living in Seattle.
May 21, 2014
Filipina women, forced migration and disaster trafficking
by Jill Mangaliman
On International Migrants’ Day, we should be talking about the root causes of trafficking and labor exploitation: global inequality.
Dec 18, 2013
Lessons from Hurricane Katrina for Typhoon Haiyan relief
by Lynda Turet
After seeing the impact of hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf, relief work in the Philippines will be anything but a quick fix.
Nov 21, 2013