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AFRICA-ASIA: Natural Disasters and the Environment

NAIROBI, 5 September 2007 (IRIN In-Depth) - (September 2007)

  • PAKISTAN: Floods kill 40, creating havoc in cities
  • AFGHANISTAN: More than 80 killed and thousands displaced by floods and avalanches
  • MAURITANIA: Urban poor scraping by with little aid
  • Miraj, Dhaka, “Our house floods every year, but this year was worse"
  • IRAQ: River Tigris becoming a graveyard of bodies
  • KENYA: Earthquake scare highlights emergency response weaknesses
  • NEPAL: Densely-populated Kathmandu facing increased earthquake risk
  • NIGERIA: Chlorine gas from water plant kills three in southeast
  • SENEGAL: Rains come late, cause widespread flooding

Theme(s): (IRIN) Environment, (IRIN) Natural Disasters, (IRIN) Urban Risk


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