Bangladesh flood september 2007

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  • Bangladesh flood September 2007
    • causes
      • Heavy monsoon rainfall added to the major rivers causing flooding
      • glacial melt in the himilayas
      • much of the country lies on a floodplain
      • deforestation of the himilayas
    • short-term impacts
      • 959 deaths
        • Deaths caused by drowning,diarrhoea  and disease
      • 10.5 million people displaced
      • 7000 had to take emergency shelter
      • 110 000 people marooned
      • 46 out of 64 districts affected
    • Long-term impacts
      • farmers lost livelihoods due to flooded land
      • many left homeless
      • death from consequent disease or lack of clean water

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