21m people displaced in asian floods

6 Aug

From Pickled Politics: –

Aid agencies estimate that over 21 million people are being affected by the floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, described by the UN as “worst in living memory”. So far around 240 people have died in the Indian sub-continent.

This comes on top of the deaths of over 700 people in China, also from flooding, which affected 200 million. They still have on-going environmental problems.

Puts a few flooded houses in Tewksbury into perspective. Although, going by the MSM coverage, you wouldn’t think so.

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4 Responses to “21m people displaced in asian floods”

  1. anticant@hotmail.co.uk August 6, 2007 at 5:49 pm #

    Doubtless some idiotic cleric is about to pop up proclaiming that this is a ‘divine judgement’ on the sinful populus.

  2. anticant@hotmail.co.uk August 6, 2007 at 5:49 pm #

    Doubtless some idiotic cleric is about to pop up proclaiming that this is a ‘divine judgement’ on the sinful populus.

  3. danidip@blueyonder.co.uk August 6, 2007 at 7:51 pm #

    Not too many of them in China – not making public pronouncements, anyway.

  4. danidip@blueyonder.co.uk August 6, 2007 at 7:51 pm #

    Not too many of them in China – not making public pronouncements, anyway.

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