Severe flooding has affected tens of millions
of people around the world in recent weeks and months. Torrential rain
is forecast to continue as new storms threaten Asia, Africa and Europe.
In South Asia alone, an estimated 37
million people have been affected, while around 200 million have been affected
by floods in China. The situation has worsened in recent days in countries
like the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Viet Nam and the Philippines.
In many places, community recovery projects were still underway from the
devastating 2006 flood season, when the 2007 monsoons began.