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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Disasters

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# Disasters
Death toll from extreme weather in Europe 'could rise by factor of 50 by 2100'
Two in three people living in Europe may be affected by disasters, according to a new study.
# food fails
13 food fails that would make any Irish person murderous
Upsetting stuff.
# Migrants
'We're looking at the worst massacre ever seen in the Mediterranean'
A crisis meeting is being held today over the migrant disaster.
# Migrants
Explainer: Why migrants are being smuggled to Europe on ghost ships
This week, one ship narrowly avoided crashing into the coast of Italy.
# Your Say
Poll: Following this year's air disasters, are you more afraid to fly?
Do all of these incidents play on your mind?
# take cover
These are the ten cities most at risk of being hit by natural disasters
Spoiler: Ireland is grand.
# Duck and Cover
These 10 cities are most at risk of natural disasters
Take cover.
# Day of the Girl
Women and children 14 times more likely to die during disasters
Adolescent girls in disasters are being drastically failed when they are at their most vulnerable, says CEO of Plan Ireland.
# China
Locked doors a sign of China work-safety failings
The country’s economy has surged into second place globally, but industrial safety conditions are not good.
Column: How to stop crises becoming disasters
On World Humanitarian Day, Concern Director in Kenya Anne O’Mahony writes from Nairobi on tackling the underlying causes of vulnerability to the worst effects of manmade and natural shocks.
# Miracle Escape
Driver films the terrifying moment his car is engulfed by the tsunami (Video)
Driver had a miracle escape as his car was hit by a wall of water on March 11 – but kept going.
# Wildfires
Moscow smog blamed for doubling death rate
Fires causing air quality to seriously deteriorate.
# Disasters
The world in turmoil
Dramatic photos of weekend’s disasters.