When Home Is a Ferry Ship: An Influx From Ukraine Strains Europe

Millions have fled Russia’s invasion, but where housing is expensive and scarce, countries like Estonia are paying shipping firms to offer refugees safe but tight quarters.

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As Ukraine Orders Civilians to Evacuate the East, Residents Face a Grim Choice

The president’s announcement is the broadest government directive issued thus far in the war, coming after months of relentless Russian bombardment.

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Last Stand at Azovstal: Inside the Siege That Shaped the Ukraine War

For 80 days, at a sprawling steelworks, a relentless Russian assault met unyielding Ukrainian resistance. This is how it was for those who fought, and for those trapped beneath the battlefield.

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Scenes of Devastation Emerge From a Fire-Ravaged Southwestern France

Two wildfires have ravaged nearly 80 square miles of forests, forcing 37,000 people to evacuate. The flames were fanned by a heat wave also feeding blazes in Greece, Portugal and Spain.

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Firefighters In Frace Battle an ‘Explosive Cocktail’ of Wind and Flame

More than 2,000 firefighters are trying to contain raging wildfires that have burned nearly 80 square miles of vegetation and forced thousands to evacuate.

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As Russia Moves on Another Province, Ukrainians Leave Ghost Towns Behind

Vast stretches of eastern Ukraine are now largely devoid of people and industry. If Ukraine is ever to have a vibrant postwar future, it is unlikely to sprout from these ruins.

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Louisiana Nursing Home Owner Faces Cruelty Charges in Deadly Hurricane Evacuation

Bob Glynn Dean Jr. faces Medicaid fraud and other criminal charges after sending more than 800 residents to a squalid warehouse in August 2021, when Hurricane Ida pummeled the state, the authorities said.

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A brutal urban artillery battle sends civilians running in the east.

Heavy volleys between Russian forces taking control of Sievierodonetsk and Ukrainian forces in a neighboring city are leaving wreckage and growing desperation for the residents stuck there.

#defense-and-military-forces, #donbas-ukraine, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #lysychansk-ukraine, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sievierodonetsk-ukraine, #ukraine

Entrances to Yellowstone Park Are Closed After Heavy Rain and Floods

Visitors were evacuated after record rainfall washed away roads at the national park, the authorities said. It was unclear when the park would reopen.

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Military Clears Crew of Plane That Took Flight as Afghans Fell to Their Deaths

Crowds of people had surged onto the runway at the airport in Kabul during the final days of the U.S. evacuation of Afghanistan.

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As the Russians close in, civilians in Lysychansk must decide whether to stay or go.

Volunteers are bringing food into the city and encouraging residents to leave, as Russian forces have captured most of the neighboring city of Sievierodonetsk.

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In Ukraine, Evacuating the Vulnerable Amid the Terror of War

As Russian forces bear down on eastern Ukraine, a small army of volunteers is racing to bring to safety those unable to care for themselves.

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From Ukraine’s Front Lines, Bravery and Wreckage

Amid the roar of artillery and bone-rattling explosions, New York Times photographers have borne graphic witness to the fight to survive. These are their stories and images.

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Turkey Offers to Evacuate Mariupol Fighters Despite Disagreements

Turkey has had a ship waiting for weeks in Istanbul to evacuate those remaining in the Azovstal steel plant, but Ukraine and Russia have not agreed to a plan, a Turkish official said.

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New Mexico Wildfire Rips Through a Hispanic Bastion

One of the largest wildfires in New Mexico’s history is raging through a region where the culture stretches back longer than the United States has existed.

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Evacuees From Mariupol’s Steel Plant Tell of Horrors and Survival

Nearly 130 people reached relative safety after sheltering for weeks in dark bunkers under the Azovstal plant, under constant bombardment, with dwindling food.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #international-committee-of-the-red-cross, #mariupol-ukraine, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-nations, #zaporizhzhia-ukraine

They Survived the Holocaust. Now, They Are Fleeing to Germany.

A complex operation is underway to evacuate Holocaust survivors from Ukraine. For rescuers and evacuees alike, it means confronting the past.

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People who escaped from Mariupol describe the flight from its ruins: ‘The city is gone.’

After a harrowing, all-night drive through Russian-controlled territory, evacuees said most of the city was pulverized by weeks of Russian shelling.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #mariupol-ukraine, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Arizona Wildfires Seize on Chaotic Winds and Parched Forests

An uncontained springtime blaze north of Flagstaff, along with smaller fires in New Mexico and Colorado, has been a harsh reminder that fire season might now be year-round.

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New Mexico Wildfire Leaves 2 Dead and 200 Structures Damaged

The victims, an older couple who had tried to evacuate, were found Wednesday inside a burned home in the village of Ruidoso, N.M., the authorities said.

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A Stricken Ukrainian City Empties, and Those Left Fear What’s Next

After the deadly strike on the train station in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, those who stayed behind are grim about the future: “We think we will be swept off the face of the earth.”

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #kramatorsk-ukraine, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #stations-and-terminals-passenger

In Mariupol’s Drama Theater, a Cry for ‘Mama!’ That Offered Brief Relief

A family shares its story of surviving the Russian attack on a theater that officials in the besieged southern Ukrainian city believe killed about 300 people.

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A Vow to Ease Bombing Is Too Late for Many in Ukraine City Near Kyiv

Russia’s offer, if honored, comes too late for the thousands who have already fled Chernihiv.

#chernihiv-ukraine, #civilian-casualties, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #kyiv-ukraine, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Colorado Wildfire Scorches Nearly 190 Acres and Prompts Evacuations

The blaze, known as the NCAR fire, at its peak led to the evacuation of 19,000 people near Boulder. Officials said there were no injuries or structures damaged.

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Afghan Refugees in U.K. Still in Limbo as Ukrainians Arrive

Some 12,000 Afghans who fled to Britain have been living in hotels for months awaiting permanent housing. This has raised questions about the country’s ability to take in many more escaping Ukraine.

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‘I Don’t Have the Right to Cry’: Ukrainian Women Share Their Stories of Escape

In war, things can change quickly. A New York Times reporter wanted to capture — in whatever blurry way one can in a war — this moment in this war, three weeks in.

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Fatal Texas Wildfire Forces Evacuations

The Eastland Complex fire has killed one person and burned more than 45,000 acres in the central part of the state, authorities say.

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Kyiv’s Suburbs Become Unlikely Front Line of Ukraine War

With savage artillery exchanges, the areas on the outskirts of the capital are the scenes of seesaw battles that have stalled the Russian advance for now.

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Parents Relying on Ukraine Surrogates Desperately Seek Their Newborns

The Russian invasion has disrupted a thriving hub of legal commercial surrogacy. Some couples are risking trips into the war zone to get their children.

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A Family’s Dash Toward Safety in Ukraine Ends Tragically

Tetiana Perebyinis and her two children made a run for safety under heavy shelling from Russian artillery. Her husband describes their lives together, and their final hours.

#deaths-fatalities, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #irpin-ukraine, #kyiv-ukraine, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Wildfires in Florida Panhandle Are a ‘Beast,’ Official Says

The Chipola Complex, which encompasses three fires, has burned more than 29,000 acres so far. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced over $6 million in relief funds for families affected by the fires.

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Australia Flooding Declared a National Emergency

At least 20 people have died and tens of thousands have been ordered to evacuate as record rainfall continues to inundate the country’s eastern coast.

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Ukrainian Family’s Dash for Safety Ends in Death

Russian forces hit a bridge being used by civilians evacuating the fighting in Ukraine. Four people were killed.

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Allies Focus on Security of Zelensky and Other Ukraine Leaders

Concerns about the line of succession were prompted in part because President Volodymyr Zelensky insists he will not be evacuated.

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In Ukraine’s West, Lviv Makes Itself a Vital Rear Base

Spared direct attacks so far, the city has become a transit point for thousands of fleeing refugees and for men and supplies headed to the front lines.

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U.S. Troops in Poland Brace for Possible Ukrainian Evacuees

Tens of thousands of people, including Americans, could flee across the border if Russia launches a full invasion of Ukraine.

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People From Eastern Ukraine Are Evacuating to Russia as Tensions Continue

Refugees crossed into Russia after a warning from Kremlin-backed rebel leaders that Ukraine was about to launch an attack on the separatist areas.

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Shelling Escalates in Ukraine, as Thousands Flee Fearing Attack

Western leaders repeat calls for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis. Russia fires missiles in a blunt warning of where the conflict could lead.

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A Press Tour Turns Frantic in Ukraine As Russia-Backed Shelling Intensifies

As shelling intensified in eastern Ukraine, a seemingly routine press tour turned into a frantic rush to safety.

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U.S. Army Troops Arrive in Poland to Reassure Allies

Nearly 5,000 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division are now in Poland in response to the Russian deployments on Ukraine’s borders.

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Afghans Who Bet on Fast Path to the U.S. Are Facing a Closed Door

Only a handful of applications for entry on urgent humanitarian grounds have been processed, and most have been denied.

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The Unrescued

After the U.S. withdrew, thousands of Afghans have been trying to escape. But how do we decide who deserves refuge?

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Doug Emhoff Evacuated After Bomb Threat During School Visit

Doug Emhoff, the second gentleman, was evacuated while visiting a high school in Washington for an event to honor Black History Month.

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The Tsunami Could Kill Thousands. Can They Build An Escape?

A major quake in the Pacific Northwest, expected sooner or later, will most likely create waves big enough to wipe out entire towns. Evacuation towers may be the only hope, if they ever get built.

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Afghan Refugees Face Two-Tier System in Europe

Educated elites evacuated to Europe after the Taliban’s return are welcomed, but they struggle with their lives in exile, even as their poorer compatriots are shunned.

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U.S. Orders Family Members of Embassy Staff to Leave Ukraine

The State Department warned that the United States would “not be in a position” to evacuate U.S. citizens should Russia invade.

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Big Sur Sees Wildfire From Palo Colorado Canyon

A late-season blaze that started on Friday grew to 1,500 acres in the scenic region of California.

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Russia Thins Out Its Embassy in Ukraine, a Possible Clue to Putin’s Next Move

The slow evacuation may be part propaganda, part preparation for a conflict or part feint, Ukrainian and U.S. officials say. It could be all three.

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‘I Have Absolutely Nothing’: After a Massive Winter Fire, What Is Left?

Families whose homes were left in ashes when the Marshall fire swept through Boulder, Colo., now face starting over again in a housing market that was competitive before 991 homes were destroyed.

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U.S. Military Focusing on ISIS Cell Behind Attack at Kabul Airport

The suicide bomber who killed nearly 200 people, including 13 U.S. troops, had been freed from prison by the Taliban days before the attack.

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