Bangladesh Flooding

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Year of the flood?
2004
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Bangladesh's location?
South East Asia, south of Himalayas, flat delta land of 3 major rivers.
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Physical causes of the flood?
Heavy monsoon rainfall. River was chocked with material from Himalayas. 20% of land is less than one Meter above sea level. Land is very flat with not much forrestation.
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Human causes of the flood?
There was rapid urbanisation in the capital (population of 7mill). Due to population pressure deforestation. High population density so building on flood plains.
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How many people made homeless?
36 million
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How many deaths?
800
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What happened to farmers?
They're land was foooded majorly impacting those especially poor.
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What were the economic impacts?
Infastructure was badly damaged. Transport links destroyed. £2.2 billion worth of damage.
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What were the environmental impacts?
Water was contaminated. River bank and soil erosion.
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What were the short term responses?
Government and NGO's provided emergency relief. Loc
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