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Torrential rain in Sri Lanka, 16 dead and 832 thousand displaced
A wave of exceptionally bad weather is pounding the island. At least 5 thousand homes uninhabitable, hundreds of thousands of people in emergency camps. Serious damage to agriculture: 25 thousand hectares of crops have been lost.
Way of the Cross for Filipinos affected by drought
The damage to agriculture amounts to 25 million. Energy supplies also at risk. Sister Hener Genie: Our fervent prayers will be rewarded if we continue to put our hope in the Lord.
07/11/2006 SRI LANKA
Church helping rescue flood victims
Heavy rains began on October 27 killing 23 people and forcing 75,000 from their homes. Caritas and local parishes give out food to the fleeing population now sheltering in churches and Buddhist temples.
Floods ravage India, 181 dead and tens of thousands displaced
Southern India rocked by exceptionally violent monsoons. Over 29 thousand homes destroyed or damaged, 150 thousand hectares of crops ravaged. Relief hampered by broken roads and bridges.
Six months after Sichuan earthquake: tent villages against frigid winter
Beijing continues to announce grandiose reconstruction, but the displaced are still living in temporary shelter, with few resources and isolated from everyone. Today, a strong earthquake struck Qinghai, without claiming victims.
Victim toll rises for cyclone Kammuri in north Vietnam
Official sources say that at least 100 have died, and 37 are missing. The water continues to rise, exceeding the levels of the record flooding in 1971. Roads and railway lines have been cut off, and thousands of homes destroyed.
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