Monday, August 20, 2007

South Asia Monsoon Crisis Presents An Opportunity To Learn And Prepare For Future Crisis

By Brian McAfee

15 August, 2007

Is the South Asia monsoon a harbinger of things to come and will we be ready next time around? The perennial monsoon floods that have devastated parts of Bangladesh, India, and Nepal are said to be the worst in 30 years. The death toll has surpassed 2,200, made over twenty million people homeless and resulted in massive crop failure, ensuring hunger, poverty and homelessness for millions of men, women and children in South Asia for some time to come.

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