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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

 By Bethany Matta/IRIN

Combating food insecurity and displacement in drought-hit parts of Afghanistan

22 Apr 2014, IRIN

Weak coordination between the Afghan government and international organizations and the lack of good management and professionalism have contributed to the absence of any sustainable water projects in Ghor so far, said Sayed Qazi, director of international relations at Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority...



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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