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Russia mobilising for flood victims
Ten tonnes of humanitarian have been sent to Krasnodar, but the blame game over the 170 and more victims is heating up. The opposition wants a parliamentary inquiry and the resignation of the local governor. The government is concerned that the disaster might rekindle street protests.
Russia, a day of mourning for the 171 flood victims
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin orders an investigation into negligence. According to local operators, the affected population (Krasnodar region) was not warned in time. The accidental opening of a dam may have worsened the situation.
Floods: opposition organising aid, restarts protests
Various political groups are united by the emergency in Krasnodar. Rally is being organised for mid-July to take advantage of the anger over the tragedy and higher fees.
West Java: landslide buries a village, 15 dead and 70 missing
The area is owned by a company dedicated to the tea cultivation. It hosts over 2 thousand people and is difficult to reach for the rescuers. The landslides caused by monsoon rains. Vice-president Boediono will visit the area of disaster.
17/12/2009 SRI LANKA
Torrential rains in eastern Sri Lanka, three dead and thousands of homes flooded
The districts most affected are those of Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Ampara. Over 50 thousand families affected. Also flooded several temporary refugee transit centres and fields devoted to the cultivation of rice. Caritas Sedec already working to provide relief to victims.
Exports and employment: the Thai economy after the flood emergency
Bangkok needs to regain the confidence of foreign investors. The debt problems of the EU and the United States have had a greater impact - perhaps â€“than the natural disaster. For 2012, government policies are expected to boost growth, estimated at around 7%. Appeals to the executive to take steps to prevent further disasters.
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