Brazilian town devastated by floods faces muddy desolation
29 January 2020 | 1:16 pm
Debris litters the streets of the Brazilian town of Raposos after a storm that left dozens dead after torrential rains -- the worst since records were first kept 110 years ago.
2 Sep 2022
Local and international health officials have said that waterborne diseases could spread rapidly under the current conditions. Hundreds of clinics have been damaged and many survivors are unable to reach doctors.
3 Sep 2022
First the glaciers melt, then the heavens open. As Pakistan bails out from unprecedented monsoon flooding comes the stark realisation that this is not some freak of nature, it is the new normal for a nation that scientists rank among the most vulnerable to global warming. We ask about the challenges faced by rescuers.
4 Sep 2022
China, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and other countries are lending a helping hand to Pakistan amid devastating flooding. Meanwhile, a UN agency said the crisis could aggravate food insecurity in neighboring Afghanistan.
8 Sep 2022
Three attempts have been made to drain Lake Manchar, but inflows mean the water continues to rise. Hundreds of thousands more people will have to leave their homes if the lake overflows.
12 Sep 2022
UN chief Antonio Guterres blamed climate change for devastating flooding in Pakistan, which has left nearly 1,400 people dead. He said the country needs "massive financial support" to recover from the catastrophe.
15 Sep 2022
More than 1,300 people dead, massive food shortages, 3.6 million acres of land destroyed and more than 660,000 people living in relief camps and makeshift homes. These are the latest estimates from Pakistan after the floods that have left the impoverished country's agriculture belt underwater. The authorities are now scaling up efforts to deliver food, tents and other items.
16 Sep 2022
Waterborne diseases are spreading in northwestern Pakistan as floodwaters recede. Doctors do not have enough medicine to treat displaced people living in crowded camps.
18 Sep 2022
After devastating floods affected 33 million Pakistanis in August, a new study confirms that global heating had a probable impact. But overall climate vulnerability was a major contributing factor.
19 Sep 2022
Pakistan's devastating floods have reignited the debate that the West is responsible for the effects of climate change in the Global South. Scientists say extreme weather events have become more common. DW investigates.
21 Sep 2022
Water has started receding in parts of Pakistan after the worst monsoon floods in history. But now, a second disaster is looming with cases of water-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever rising, as stagnant waters have become breeding grounds for mosquitos. We take a closer look.
25 Sep 2022
The devastating flooding in recent weeks has battered a country already struggling to revive its crisis-stricken economy.
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