A German family in the town of Deggendorf begins taking stock of its losses after massive flooding wiped out the family business.
A powerful cyclone has battered India's southeast coast, killing more than 30 people and forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes. Officials are scrambling to get food and water to people sheltering in relief camps.
Uganda is a front runner when it comes to forward-looking refugee policy. But financial aid from abroad only trickles in and the situation is worsening. Who should pay — Uganda or the international community?
The decision to refuse aid has drawn ire, with the funds pledged by New Delhi falling far short of the amount requested by the state. Some now say the Indian policy not to accept foreign disaster money needs to change.
More than half the people who need international aid end up having to find a way to live without it, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent has said. The problem is not just a lack of funds.
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