Disasters : Goats and Soda Disasters

Samuel Senessie, 25, at the site of last year's mudslide. He lost five members of his family and his home. He says he has not received the government support to which he should be entitled. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Tommy Trenchard for NPR

Brazilian 76-year-old farmer Jose Pascual walks through a devastated area in Paracatu de Baixo village on October 2016, one year after a mine waste flood destroyed the town. The village was ruined in 2015 by a flood following the collapse of Brazilian mining company Samarco's waste reservoir, killing 19 people. YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images

A Pakistani man and boy walk through floodwaters on Aug. 22, 2010, in the village of Baseera in Punjab. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

The Hidden Cost Of A Disaster? Your Ambition

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/552128175/560158724" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Earlier this year, thousands of South Sudanese civilians fled an attack by armed gunmen on a displaced persons compound run by the U.N. in the northeastern town of Malakal. Justin Lynch/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Justin Lynch/AFP/Getty Images

Amid Growing Unrest, South Sudan Kicks Out Aid Workers

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/505612575/505892987" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript