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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

As another El Nino looms, Africa aims to cut hunger threat

17 Nov 2014, TRF

'Emergency response has formed the bulk of responses to flooding and drought disasters across Africa and this reactive approach should be replaced by these robust proactive approaches,' said Richard Munang, the coordinator of UNEP's Africa regional climate change programme, according to the reporter Busani Bafana...


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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