These collections explore the lessons learned from past disasters, what were the risk drivers, impacts and efforts towards building back better.
In September 2018, a tsunami struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, causing widespread damage, especially to the city of Palu.
Hurricane Florence triggered intense destruction in the American states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, with losses of several billion dollars.
In August 2018, severe floods affected Kerala, a south Indian state, following unusually heavy rainfall during the monsoon season.
Massive wildfires spread throughout California in 2017 and 2018, burning down homes and even destroying the town of Paradise.
Hurricane Maria led to catastrophe in Puerto Rico and notably initiated a well-publicised death count debate.
Hurricane Irma ravaged the Caribbean and the Atlantic United States, resulting in over $50 billion worth of losses and dozens of deaths.
Hurricane Harvey yielded extensive damage across the Southern United States, especially Texas.
For several months in 2017, many Atlantic hurricanes had devastating economic and social consequences across the United States and the Caribbean.
In August 2017, a massive mudslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone, resulted in many deaths while demolishing homes and communities.
In May 2016, a wildfire swept through Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, ruining thousands of homes and buildings, and causing tens of thousands of people to evacuate.
Between 2015 and 2018, South Africa experienced an ongoing drought, with fears that officials would declare Day Zero and completely shut off water in Cape Town.
An earthquake struck Nepal in April 2015, affecting thousands of people and marking the country's worst earthquake since 1934.
The 2015–16 El Niño was one of the strongest El Niño events since 1950, with wide-ranging effects felt around the world.
In September 2014, intense flooding in India's Jammu and Kashmir, as well as Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Punjab in Pakistan, killed hundreds, caused tens of thousands of people to be evacuated, and affected over 2,000 villages.
In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) devastated the Philippines, killing thousands and yielding unprecedented wreckage.
In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall in Cuba and swept through the United States east coast, causing critical destruction.
In July 2011, widespread drought in the Horn of Africa instigated a severe food crisis, affecting millions of people.
In March 2011, an earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and generated three meltdowns, marking the biggest nuclear incident since the Chernobyl Disaster.
The Japan earthquake and tsunami prompted extensive damage, including the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
In 2010 and 2011, a series of floods hit Queensland, Australia, and affected approximately 90 towns, leading to major economic losses.
A powerful earthquake in Canterbury, New Zealand, triggered a series of aftershocks, including an earthquake that resulted in multiple deaths in Christchurch.
In July 2010, heavy monsoon rains affected millions of people by submerging approximately one-fifth of Pakistan's land area.
In January 2010, a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti, impacting millions of people and generating multiple aftershocks.
An earthquake hit central Italy in April 2009 and ravaged l'Aquila, a nearby town, by killing hundreds and destroying monuments from the Middle Ages.
Millions of people were displaced and left homeless after an earthquake struck the Pakistan-administered areas of Kashmir in October 2005.
Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast of the United States and is widely remembered as one of the country's most consequential disasters.
The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami is remembered as one of the worst disasters in the world because of its extremely high casualties.
In January 2001, a strong earthquake impacted the Kutch District of Gujarat, killing thousands, injuring over 100,000, and destroying over 300,000 homes.
In August 1999, an earthquake in the city of Izmit killed thousands and left hundreds of thousands homeless.
Hurricane Mitch is widely remembered as one of the most destructive hurricanes to strike Central America, in no small part because it caused widespread homelessness in Honduras.
In January 1995, a massive earthquake struck Hanshin and brought about drastic damage, especially in Kobe. The earthquake is remembered as one of the worst in Japan during the 20th century.
The Chernobyl disaster was the worst nuclear power plant accident of the 20th century.