The tsunami flooded an estimated area of about 217 square miles (561 square kilometers) in the country, just as people were still bemused from the aftershocks. The waves overlie and wrecked protective tsunami seawalls at numerous locations. The immense outpouring destroyed three-story buildings where people was ushered and had gathered there for safety. That resulted in human death counts to rise up to 16,000 which mostly were drowned, 6000 were injured and approximately 2,500 reported to be missing. Further destroying the towns and villages and flooding areas up to 10 kilometers inland.
To what extent do you agree with President Bush´s description of Hurricane Katrina as a natural disaster? In August 2005, over 1,700 people lost their lives as a result of Category 5 hurricane Katrina. The hurricane affected over 90,000 square miles in many of the Gulf Coast states, under which Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. (Hurricane Katrina). However, it particularly damaged New Orleans, due to its poor infrastructure and unfortunate geographical location.
The food security in Somalia has dropped substantially due to a famine that has caused thousands to die from starvation, if there is no aid given to these malnourished people, the country will break down in security causing people to be defenseless and at risk. Although
In just the past month, Nepal witnessed its two major earthquakes in the Central region of the country. This massive earthquake that hit on 25th April not only affected more than 14 districts of Nepal but managed to shake some parts of India, Bangladesh and China as well. People were often given little warnings about earthquake but this sudden shake has left the nation traumatized. Thousands of people have been killed; others have been left homeless without possessions. This unpredicted wrath of the nature disrupted the lives of thousands of residents.
Due to things lots of more people died. It was also the people who worked there that are to blame because they locked almost all the doors in the building which trapped people in the rooms. They also had no lights on in the stairwell which confused people and made people fall done and get trampled to death by other workers. These were some examples of explicit text mentioned in the text. Some implicit details
Less than a quarter of people in Congo have proper sanitation facilities and fewer than half have access to a clean water source (Africa). This means that water- borne diseases are at power and multiple outbreaks of diarrhoea, bilharzias/schistosomiasis and cholera are very common and carry a deadly blow. Outbreaks of cholera occur every year and around 3% of those who contract the disease die because of lack of treatment (Africa). Even with the huge death toll due to these diseases, malaria and HIV/AIDS are the real threat. In 2009, there were over 6.7 million cases of malaria.
Additionally, it caused the Boxing Day Tsunami which eventually led to the occurrences of five more tsunamis along the coastlines of Indian sea. Overall, the death toll reached a peak of 100,000 to 225,000 with a damage costs $7 billion dollars worth of rescue operations and casualties. The second deadliest earthquake ever recorded was on January 12, 2010. A 7.3 magnitude level earthquake struck Haiti, a Caribbean Island located in the Americas, where more than 230,000 people were fatally killed and 300,000 injured due to the buildings destruction after collapsing. With these initial casualties, many citizens were forced to leave Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, towards the extremities of the capital.
The humanitarian response to the disaster faced many obstacles such as a lack of transportation, a limited communication system and damage to government buildings and hospitals. People who were to play a key role in the recovery of Haiti were missing or dead for example Haitian government officials, UN personnel and international aid workers. This put the emergency response on the back foot immediately. On top of that there was no electricity or clean water. Efforts by international aid agencies to enter Haiti were also disrupted because all major transport routes were damaged; the Port au Prince Airport tower and the main port were destroyed.
The most of the poverty is present in Africa and in the countries of the Third World. In addition, a lot of children die in these countries because of disease or famine. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. And they “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death“.
This is one of many factories in Indonesia that are using local water supplies like sewers for their chemical waste. In Indonesia 1 in 2 people do not have access to clean drinking water this means that people are drinking water that has been contaminated with chemicals from big factories causing many people to get severe condition after drinking infected water. Bangladesh have also huge problems with water pollution where factories for big companies such as Wal-Mart, penny and H&M their toxic chemicals into a water canal in Savar. The smell is so bad that nearby schoolhouse have kids that faint and teachers feel like they are choking on