Deforestation is a major problem in Haiti, with 98% of natural woodlands having been removed. This post highlights a recent suggestion by an NGO that deforestation may be in part a cause of the current cholera outbreak in Haiti. Whilst this idea is unproven, the need for afforestation to be a part of the rehabilitation of Haiti is undeniable.
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A detailed analysis has been published in the journal Landslides of the 2017 Mocoa Debris Flow in Colombia, which killed 409 people.
On Saturday, heavy rainfall in the Sentani area of Papua, Indonesia triggered landslides and debris flows that are known to have killed at least 89 people
The village of Cimapag in Sukabumi, West Java was struck by a landslide, triggered by heavy rainfall on 31st December 2018, killing up to 35 people
Bududa, Uganda: reports indicate that at least 40 people were killed by landslides on Thursday 11th October 2018, with some suggestions of higher losses
Planet Labs have now managed to capture a satellite image of the whole of the Pasir Panjang landslide, which killed 18 people in Indonesia
Drone footage has now been released showing the Pasir Panjang landslide in Indonesia on 22nd February, which is thought to have killed 20 people.
New images show that the Regent landslide in Sierra Leone was large translational slide that morphed into a channelised debris flow.