Flooding in Bangladesh 2007

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Name a case study. Where? When?
Bangladesh and India, South Asia. 2007
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What were the causes of the flood? (3)
900mm of rainfall fell in July- saturated soil, increased run-off. Snow melt on Himalayas increased run of into Bramaputra river. Peak discharge of Bramaputra and Ganges happedned at the same time.
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Give 7 primary effects.
2000 deaths, 25million homeless, 44 schools destroyed, factories closed and ivestock killed, 10,000km of road destroyed, rivers polluted with rubbish and sewage.
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What were the secondary effects?
Children lost out on education- 4000 schools affected, 100,000 people got water borne diseases (eg: dysentery and diarrhoea), Rice prices rose by 10% as less yield, unemployment of farmers and factory workers.
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What were the immediate responses? (2)
Many people didn't evacuate, any attempted evacuations were slowed down by blocked transport links, Governments + charities- food, water, medical aid, technical equipments (eg: rescue boats)
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What were the long-term responses?
International charities- rebuilding of homes, agriculture, fishing industry, some homes built on stilts.
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900mm of rainfall fell in July- saturated soil, increased run-off. Snow melt on Himalayas increased run of into Bramaputra river. Peak discharge of Bramaputra and Ganges happedned at the same time.

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