The consequences of the floods in Pakistan is as heavy as the famine in Africa, says UN

According to the report of the United Nations, "a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions" is progressing in areas affected by flooding southern Pakistan, where the degree of malnutrition in competition with those African countries where famine. In the province of Sindh Some villages are still under water six months after floods, almost a quarter of children under five are malnourished, while 6% were severe hunger, according to a survey.


"I have never seen such a heavy food shortages since the famine in Ethiopia, Darfur and Chad. This is shocking, "- said Karen Allen, deputy head of UNICEF in

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Earthquake in China damaged 600 homes

Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred in southern China on Tuesday, resulting in damage to more than 600 buildings, in varying degrees, affected tens of thousands of people, according to Xinhua, citing data from the local authorities. The earthquake occurred in the county Intszyan Yunnan. The epicenter was at a depth pushes 10 kilometers.

According to information from the region, the underground hit completely destroyed one house and led to the damage of another 677 buildings. As a result, on Tuesday night from the affected region were urgently evacuated to 64.5 thousand.

In the disaster area aimed humanitarian

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Obama ordered the appropriate agencies to prepare the country for the U.S. snowfall

Barack Obama has ordered the relevant ministries to prepare the infrastructure of the country and its citizens to the impending snow storm, which, according to weather forecasts, will fall by 30 of the 50 U.S. states by the end of this week.

The National Weather Service on Tuesday warned of a high probability of snowfall accompanied by strong winds, large parts of the country. Warning of impending snowfall issued for 30 states, ice storms are predicted in eight of them: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

"The president on Tuesday morning heard the report of

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We have lived the hottest decade

According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), thirteen of the warmest years on record have occurred in the last fifteen years."We reliable science, it clearly indicates that the world is warming and that this warming is caused by human activity, — Said at the UN climate summit in Durban (South Africa), WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud, adding that policy makers should take note and another conclusion: — The concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new high and very fast approaching, a corresponding increase in average global temperature 2-2,4? C ». Recall that, according to experts, increasing the

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Icing in China continues


After the freezing rain. Village Antay Guangxi province. January 11, 2011. Photo from

13.01.11.Na eastern China continues disaster caused by freezing rain. Significantly affected the 19 provinces. Economic losses exceeded three billion dollars. In disaster areas, the prices of products, the authorities are not able to help the affected farmers, who have to cope with a loss samostoyatelno.V present precipitation in the form of freezing rain continues in the provinces of Hunan, Guizhou, Jiangxi, Hubei, Anhui, Guangxi and Zhejiang.

Forestry Officer Guanyan County of Guangxi Autonomous Region Chzhuanskgo named Zhao, told The Epoch Times, it

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UN calls to prepare for an increase in natural disasters

Japan, Fukushima, April 2011November 27, 2011.Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction Margareta Wahlström said that the government should be more carefully planned actions in the light of increased threat of natural disasters, especially in relation to climate change.

In South-East Asia from continuing since June floods affected nearly 20 million people. Killed more than 1,000 people. Only in Thailand from the strongest in 50 years floods affected some 13 million people.

"This year the scale of the disaster and their economic and humanitarian consequences of extremely high. Therefore, governments, companies and

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Fish mortality in the Netherlands


21.07.11.Kak predicted Dutch ichthyologists, upon the occurrence of heat last week, in some documented cases of closed basins fish mortality from summer Zamora.

At the beginning of the death of fish is not affected even local heavy rains that hit some parts of the country.

Mass Zamora marked in two reservoirs. The first was a pond Peony in Groningen. In general, the existence of fish in this pond are often threatened. Thus, in one of the frosty winters thick ice caused massive winter freeze.

Since the fish fauna of the pond is quite frequently affected by natural disturbances, the

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In Australia, the flood affected 200 thousand. people. Photo. Video


31.12.10.V Australia by floods affected more than 200,000 people flooded area exceeds the size of France or Germany. Brunt of the disaster was in the agricultural state of Queensland.

As announced on Friday, Prime Minister of the State of Anna Blig, cut off from civilization were 22 cities. Is currently under evacuation of residents of the affected areas.

As a result of continuous rainfall the water level in several rivers in the north-east of the country has reached record highs. According to preliminary calculations, the economic damage from the raging elements already exceed $ 6 billion, according to

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In Colombia, landslides and floods have killed 96 people

BOGOTA, Nov. 15. Season of torrential rains that hit the Columbia, and the resulting landslides, mudslides and floods in September 2011 has already claimed the lives of 96 people. Another 68 people were injured and seven — were missing. On it informs RIA "Novosti", referring to the statement by the Red Cross of the South American country.

But meteorologists said that tropical storms will not stop until at least the first few months of next year. This is due to the atmospheric phenomenon of "La Niña". It is noted that it is triggered by a sharp change in

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Floods in Uganda has led to a humanitarian catastrophe

In Uganda, the continuous torrential rains caused widespread flooding that has already led to the flooding of many villages. In total, about 3 thousand Ugandan families were forced to leave their homes. This writes the local newspaper "New Vision."

The increase in water level in the rural areas has led to the destruction of most of the inhabitants of Uganda thatched houses. Moreover, the disaster threatens to develop into a national epidemiological catastrophe because of the growing sanitation in many villages. Most agricultural gardens also flooded and some roads unpaved blurred.

Many people turn to government agencies for

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