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10 Aug 2015 description
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Pakistan has reinforced its weather forecasting services since massive floods struck five years ago, but government agencies are struggling to act on the information.
02 Apr 2015 description
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In the face of a growing threat from extreme weather, Tanzania has adopted a law to help authorities cope with emergencies and shield vulnerable communities from disaster risks.
18 Nov 2014 description
report AlertNet
Families in the village of Hill Kaka who have lost their entire food crop due to devastating rains and landslides in September worry they won’t have enough to eat during the coming winter.
18 Sep 2013 description
report AlertNet
In the last 20 months, parts of Sri Lanka have been hit by a severe drought and two bouts of floods. The WFP estimates that at least 1.2 million people are in need of food aid.
22 Jan 2013 description
report AlertNet
Nearly 60 per cent of the population is food-insecure, including flood-hit farmers in southern Sindh province and displaced families in the northwest.
21 Jan 2013 description
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With nowhere else to go, Jesus Maca, his wife and their eight children decided to ride out Typhoon Bopha when it hit their village in Mindanao on 4 Dec 2012.
29 Oct 2012 description
report AlertNet
By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio MINGORA, Pakistan (AlertNet) – Hussain Khan lost everything in the 2010 floods that swept through Pakistan: His two children, his home on the banks of the Swat River, his dozens of cattle, sheep and goats, and his six-acre...
13 Sep 2011 description
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13 Sep 2011 08:29 Source: Alertnet // Thin Lei Win BANGKOK (AlertNet) - Floods in Thailand have killed 82 people and affected more than 570,000 in 16 provinces, the Bangkok Post reported, citing officials from the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department. Read the full article on AlertNet.
07 Jul 2011 description
report AlertNet
06 Jul 2011 12:31 By Thin Lei Win BANGKOK (AlertNet) - Recent flooding in the southern Philippines has affected half a million people and destroyed crops, raising concerns about food shortages in the coming months, the U.N. World Food Programme has said. Read the full article on AlertNet.