by Amy Burke
This week we’ve witnessed the destructive power of Mother Nature all around the world. Most notably, the wildfires in Boulder Colorado forced tens of thousands of residents to flee what most people refer to as, “the most destructive fire in Colorado history.”
But what else is happening around the world? Here are this week’s stories, excavated from page 7a:
- Food Crisis in Sahel: Early media warning of the drought in the Sahel regions of Africa has done little to head off the impending crisis. How can we make impact in this silent crisis? Visit the Huffington blog series or our website to learn more.
- Photo of the Day: Poverty is irregular and unpredictable–many people facing poverty are left wondering if they will have money to eat each day.
- Landslide in Uganda: There have been 18 confirmed deaths and 100 people missing after landslides struck the mountainous eastern district of Bududa on Monday.
- Landslide in Nepal: After a heavy monsoon, a landslide struck about 125 miles west of Katmandu, Nepal killing a confirmed 7 people.
- Malaria INFOGRAPHIC: 1.45 million children could be saved by 2015 if we decide to invest in preventative measures. The Lutheran Malaria Initiative works to end the spread of this entirely treatable and preventable disease.
What other stories have you read this week? Please leave your comments below.