On August 24, 2016 Amatrice was devastated by a powerful earthquake. Almost 300 people were killed. One year on from the disaster, many survivors are still waiting for the help they were promised.
A year after the deadly earthquake, popular committees have done their best to pressure authorities on reconstruction efforts. But the process continues to fall short of survivors' dreams for their homeland.
Mexico City is reeling from a devastating earthquake that has left more than 200 people dead. Local residents are scrambling to lend a hand in rescue efforts. DW's Veronica Calderon reports from the Mexican capital.
Rescuers have honed in on 10 buildings in the hope of finding survivors in the rubble of this week's Mexican earthquake. But, reports of a 12-year old girl thought to have been trapped turned out to be untrue.
The Department of Homeland Security argued that Haiti is now a safe country. However, as one Republican lawmaker noted, "Haiti remains in total disarray" after a horrific earthquake in 2010 and political turmoil.
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