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1

When did the flooding occur?

July and August 2007

2

Which countries were affected?

Bangladesh and India

3

Which rivers flooded?

The Ganges and Brahmaputra

4

How much rain fell?

900mm in July, causing saturated soil, increasing runoff

5

How was the discharge of the Brahmaputra river increased?

By melting snow from glaciers in the Himalayas

6

How many people lost their lives?

2000

7

How many were left homeless?

25 million

8

How many schools were totally destroyed?

44

9

What was the primary impact on industry?

Many factories closed and livestock were killed

10

How many houses were destroyed in India?

112,000

11

How many km of roads were destroyed?

10,000km

12

What effect did the flooding have on rivers?

They were left polluted with rubbish and sewage

13

What was the secondary effect on education?

Many children lost out, around 4000 schools were affected

14

What was the effect on health?

around 100,000 people caught water borne diseases such as diarrhoea and dysentery

15

What was the effect on world basmati rice prices?

They rose by 10% because many flooded fields reduced the yield.

16

What was the effect on the country's work force?

Many farmers and factory workers were left unemployed.

17

What did governments and international charities provide?

Food, water and medical aid. Technical equipment like rescue boats were also sent to people who were stranded.

18

What effect did blocked transport links have on the evacuation process?

They slowed down any attempts to evacuate, after many people hadn't been evacuated form the flooded areas in the first place

19

Why have some homes been rebuilt on stilts?

To protect them from future floods

20

What did international charities fund?

The rebuilding of homes and agriculture + fishing industries