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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

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Japan and UNDP to help South Sudan respond to food insecurity and floods

27 Jul 2015, Japan - gov; UNDP

'The current project will lay a firm foundation for the country in... dealing with natural disasters and alleviating the worst impacts of flood and food insecurity. UNDP is assisting the Ministry in developing a National Disaster Management Policy and Programme Framework... guided by the Sendai Framework' said UNDP Country Director, Mr. Balázs Horváth...

Human Exposure - Absolute exposure to flood
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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