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Flood

A flood is an overflow of a body of water (rive, lake) that submerges land or the abnormal accumulation of water on the surface due to excess rainfall and rise of the groundwater level above surface on impermeable or saturated terrains. source: CRED

Floods hit the most vulnerable in Malawi

28 Jan 2015, UNISDR AF

Malawi and neighbouring countries are in the grip of a major flood crisis, with scores of lives lost, and over 600,000 displaced in Malawi alone. The flood crisis has disrupted access to food, sanitation, drinking water, medication and health services. The education system has been disrupted for 200,000 children while 415 schools have been damaged and others have been turned into shelters...


Human Exposure - Absolute exposure to flood
  Countries  
People exposed per year
1 Bangladesh 19,279,960
2 India 15,859,640
3 China 3,972,502
4 Viet Nam 3,403,041
5 Cambodia 1,765,674
Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
Number of flood occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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