""This is something that happened in the past, and of course it will happen in the future again.""
Director, Museum of Natural History Vienna & Professor, University of Vienna
""Priority must be given to the rescue of human lives and then the immediate docking at a safe port.""
Communications Officer, UNHCR
"I hope that one day I, my family and all displaced Syrians will be able to return to our homeland freely and independently."
""His effots have led to other countries taking up Operation ENABLE and later this year there will be a pan-European operation.""
European Traffic Police Network
"It is too early to say North Korea government is starting to play games with America and Chinese government."
Director of the Korean Peninsula Centre at Peking University
""This standoff shows how Europe has lost its moral compass in the Mediterranean""
Head of MSF Emergency Desk
""People have continued to come and die in this tense kind of limbo where the EU itself cannot reach a united policy""
World news editor, The Daily Beast
""When we put our foot on the pedal, we go all the way""
Russian national coach
A strong typhoon made landfall on Wakayama Peninsula, western Japan on Monday, bringing heavy rain and strong winds
Typhoon Noru takes aim at central Japan
Tourists were taken to safety in two separate operations as a typhoon and landslides caused havoc.
Typhoon Nanmadol hits Nagasaki bringing winds of up to 144km/h and possible landslides and flooding.
Carpenters in the Philippines are building the future location of the farmers’ association in the municipality of Bayabas.
In 2013 Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines. Since then global funding has helped the island country develop a solid risk reduction programme.
The typhoon that spoiled Christmas Day in parts of the Philippines has killed at least six people, officials say.
Storm warnings remained in place in the Philippines on Monday – although Typhoon Nock-ten, which caused at least four deaths over Christmas, had lost most of its…
Typhoon Haima, measuring eight out of ten on the authorities' severe storm scale, shut down Hong Kong on Friday morning.
Hurricane Nicole has been battering Bermuda.
Aerial footage shows destruction along Haitian coast after Hurricane Matthew.
The trail of destruction wreaked by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti is seen clearly from the air.
Two days after Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti the scale of the disaster is only just emerging.
Hurricane Matthew is battering the Florida coastline with relentless wind and rain.
Typhoon Chaba has hit the southern South Korean city of Ulsan, causing heavy flooding and widespread damage.
At least four people have died and 316 have been injured after the powerful storm hit the north-east of the country.
Typhoon Meranti has ripped through China’s Fujian province leaving a trail of destruction.
Authorities and residents of Fuijan province in southeastern China are dealing with the aftermath of typhoon Meranti.
Motor biker blown off his bike by strong wind and then nearly hit by flying debris.
Described as the strongest storm in the world so far this year, Super Typhoon Meranti has hit Taiwan, bringing strong winds, torrential rain and flooding.