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10 Million Left Without Shelter Due to Flooding in Pakistan
« on: September 07, 2010, 10:56:04 am »
KARACHI (AFP) – Pakistan's devastating floods have left 10 million people without shelter, the United Nations said Tuesday, as authorities rushed to bolster river defences to save two towns from catastrophe.

"According to new estimates following the most recent flooding in Sindh... at least 10 million people are currently without shelter," said Maurizio Giuliano, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs spokesman.
He said the floods in Pakistan had become "one of the worst humanitarian disasters in UN history, in terms of number of people that we have to assist and also the area covered."

Giuliano's assessment was echoed by Valerie Amos, the new UN humanitarian chief, who arrived in Pakistan Tuesday.
"The floods here in Pakistan have affected almost 21 million people -- it is one of the biggest humanitarian crises the world has seen," said Amos, who takes over from UN John Holmes.

River defences in Pakistan's flood-hit south were bolstered Tuesday in a bid to save two towns from catastrophic flooding, six weeks after monsoons caused devastating floods in the country's worst disaster in living memory.


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Re: 10 Million Left Without Shelter Due to Flooding in Pakistan
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2010, 10:59:13 am »
I don't get it. They've got monsoons every year. They know where the water goes. What's different this year?
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Re: 10 Million Left Without Shelter Due to Flooding in Pakistan
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2010, 11:47:47 am »
I don't get it. They've got monsoons every year. They know where the water goes. What's different this year?
I'm guessing they got quite a bit more water than they usually get. And since people usually settle close to water, floods cause a lot of problems.
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Re: 10 Million Left Without Shelter Due to Flooding in Pakistan
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2010, 12:08:02 pm »
I don't get it. They've got monsoons every year. They know where the water goes. What's different this year?
I'm guessing they got quite a bit more water than they usually get. And since people usually settle close to water, floods cause a lot of problems.

I wonder why it is, with all the problems they have had, no dykes have been built?
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2010, 12:08:55 pm »
I don't get it. They've got monsoons every year. They know where the water goes. What's different this year?

According to newspapers in the UK:

''The disaster was driven by a ‘supercharged jet stream’ that has also caused floods in China and a prolonged heatwave in Russia. ''.

I feel that most meteorological phenomena are becoming more extreme lately, whether it be hurricanes or earthquakes, floods or droughts. Even in the UK records for hottest, wettest, coldest etc. seem to be broken each year.

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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2010, 12:12:11 pm »
I don't get it. They've got monsoons every year. They know where the water goes. What's different this year?
I'm guessing they got quite a bit more water than they usually get. And since people usually settle close to water, floods cause a lot of problems.

I wonder why it is, with all the problems they have had, no dykes have been built?


Maybe because the floods have traditionally been a friend, washing down fertile soil into the lowlands.

And maybe the fact that it's not a fast buck for corrupt leaders.

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Re: 10 Million Left Without Shelter Due to Flooding in Pakistan
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2010, 06:52:55 am »
I feel that most meteorological phenomena are becoming more extreme lately, whether it be hurricanes or earthquakes, floods or droughts. Even in the UK records for hottest, wettest, coldest etc. seem to be broken each year.

Extreme weather events are what the global warming people predicted. 

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Re: 10 Million Left Without Shelter Due to Flooding in Pakistan
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2010, 08:17:09 am »
I feel that most meteorological phenomena are becoming more extreme lately, whether it be hurricanes or earthquakes, floods or droughts. Even in the UK records for hottest, wettest, coldest etc. seem to be broken each year.
Extreme weather events are what the global warming people predicted. 
Here in L.A. it has been t he mildest summer I can remember. If this is global warming, bring it on!
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Re: 10 Million Left Without Shelter Due to Flooding in Pakistan
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2010, 11:10:19 pm »
Coolest summer we can remember in Taiwan (same latitude as Cuba).  Hardly ever over 31 or 32 which is really not bad in July/August here.  Most evenings were around 26-28.  No need for air-conditioning much of the time.

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Re: 10 Million Left Without Shelter Due to Flooding in Pakistan
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2010, 03:46:24 am »
I don't get it. They've got monsoons every year. They know where the water goes. What's different this year?

in indonesia this year 2010 are these year without dry seasons, and that means you would see many part of the world would be bombing by the water (steam from water).

ancidently in this tiger year(2010)  are means the year without yang (in ancient astrologi means you would accepted such kind  cold and water to much)

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Re: 10 Million Left Without Shelter Due to Flooding in Pakistan
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2010, 10:41:07 pm »
I don't get it. They've got monsoons every year. They know where the water goes. What's different this year?

What's different now is a collapsing infrastructure of the whole government along with the rest of the world's economic crisis.  Also, global warming is real.  The combination results in high loss of life.  All life.
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Re: 10 Million Left Without Shelter Due to Flooding in Pakistan
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2010, 09:03:10 pm »
...global warming is real.  The combination results in high loss of life.  All life.

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Re: 10 Million Left Without Shelter Due to Flooding in Pakistan
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2010, 08:11:12 am »
as we know many nations in euro have harsh winter so prepare yourself people i already give warning isn't it

 


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