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Brazil Floods: More Than 500 Dead
World  (tags: brazil, death, floods, humans, news, rains, Refugees&Relief, rescue, society )

- 1779 days ago -
More than 500 people are now known to have died in floods in south-eastern Brazil, the country's worst natural disaster for several decades. Heavy rain has led to massive mudslides hitting several towns, resulting in thousands being made homeless.
PAKISTAN: Child-Labour Risks Rise Across Flood Zone
World  (tags: Refugees&Relief, Pakistan, risks, villages, returning, floods, Pakistan, child labour, UNICEF, warning, natural disasters )

- 1871 days ago -
Flood victims across Pakistan have been returning home to villages where houses have been reduced to piles of mud and brick, farmland ravaged and streets reduced to swamps.
'Kinder' Bin Laden Tone May Be Bid to Broaden Al-Qaida's Appeal
World  (tags: Climate Change, al-Qaida, Bin Laden, Pakistan, government, muslim, floods, video tape )

- 1882 days ago -
CAIRO -- Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden issued an appeal Saturday urging Muslim governments to do more to help Pakistan's flood victims and expressing worry about climate change. It was his second purported audiotape in as many days.
Pakistan Floods Affect 500,000 Pregnant Women
World  (tags: Pakistan, floods, disaster, women, medical help )

- 1906 days ago -
The United Nations Population Fund estimates that about 500,000 women affected by the floods in Pakistan are pregnant and require medical help."We urgently need to scale up reproductive health care to the flood victims,"
Pakistan Floods: Senior UN Figure Criticises Response
World  (tags: Pakistan, floods, UN report, emergency operations, humanitarian crisis )

- 1924 days ago -
A senior United Nations official has called on the global community to urgently step up its response to the floods that have struck Pakistan.
U.N. Steps Up Pressure to Raise Funds for Pakistan
World  (tags: world, asia, UnitedNations, Refugees&Relief, floods )

- 1926 days ago -
The U.N. General Assembly met Thursday to express the world community's solidarity with the people of Pakistan and to urge member states to step up their aid commitment to the flood stricken country.
Pakistan Floods Could Give Taliban Time to Regroup
World  (tags: violence, terrorism, Pakistan, Taliban, floods, fear, insurgents, poverty, chaos, army, natural disasters, world, UnitedNations, usa, Refugees&Relief, government )

- 1934 days ago -
The floods ravaging Pakistan are generating fears that Taliban insurgents could regroup amid the chaos and destruction. The country's already anemic economy is expected to weaken, increasing poverty that is a factor in the militancy wracking the country.
PAKISTAN : More Rain Expected as Floods Kill Over 800
World  (tags: Pakistan, floods, 800, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, monsoon rain, heavy, warning, releaf, natural disaster )

- 1943 days ago -
Floods triggered by exceptionally heavy monsoon rains in the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have killed at least 800 people and affected up to a million across the country. Officials fear the worst to come if floods hit the more
Hundreds Reported Missing, 38 Dead in Brazil Floods
World  (tags: floods, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro )

- 1984 days ago -
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Torrents of flood water devastated towns and villages in northeastern Brazil, killing at least 38 people and leaving more than 600 missing, media reports said on Tuesday.
Floods, Tears, Deaths
World  (tags: death, floods, disaster, Kenya, lost home, villages, refuge, rescue, relief, rain )

- 2154 days ago -
kenya confronted its first disaster of the New Year as flash floods struck villages killing people, sweeping away their animals and destroying homes, schools and health centres. The sigh of relief that greeted the onset of the rains after the failure
NKorea Sends Excuse to SKorea Over Deadly Flood
World  (tags: north korea, South Korea, violence, death, floods )

- 2273 days ago -
North Korea told South Korea on Monday its surprise release of dammed river water that left three people dead and three missing in the South was an emergency measure, but it stopped short of a direct apology.
Floods Transform Lake Eyre - Australia
World  (tags: australia, sa, south australia, lake eyre, salt water, floods, queensland, birds, wildlife )

- 2384 days ago -
Queensland's summer floods have transformed parts of the outback landscape, enticing huge bird colonies to Lake Eyre in outback SA. This is a phenomenon that only occurs every 10 years or so .....
At Stake Are More Than Banks
World  (tags: world, Africa, Asia, Latin America, economy, rich, entitlemen, plutocrats, corporations, business, bailouts, poor, greed, poverty, g-20, leaders, famine, floods, starvation, women, children, hunger, mortality, suffering, death )

- 2430 days ago -
The 500 richest people in the world earned more than the 416 million poorest people. The first group bears responsibility for the global economic mess but will be just fine; the latter group has no responsibility and will suffer the worst consequences.
Southern Africa: Food Insecurity Looms As Floods Swallow Crops
World  (tags: world, africa, food, crops, nature, floods, rain, environment, climate, humans, suffering, endangered )

- 2440 days ago -
Johannesburg -- As the water level in the upper Zambezi River continues to climb past its highest levels ever, destroying crops and road networks, disaster officials in Namibia and Zambia have warned that food security could worsen.
Torrential Rain a 'Mixed Blessing' for Australia - Australia
World  (tags: australia, rain, floods, flooding, drought, good news, lake eyre, queensland, NSW )

- 2474 days ago -
As torrential rain continues to fall across parts of Australia, the rivers, lakes and estuaries from the far north to the back of Bourke are about to spring to life. Some of the rain that has caused floods in parts of New South Wales will flow out to sea.

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