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GCSE Bangladesh floods

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Ganges
river that arrives in Bangladesh from India
Brahmaputra
river that starts in China before arriving in Bangladesh
Meghna
large river WITHIN Bangladesh
Delta
A landform made of sediment that is deposited where a river flows into an ocean or lake - Bangladesh is one
50%
Amount of Bangladesh covered by flood water at the peak of the floods
600
Deaths reported in the floods of Bangladesh
7billion
US$ in damages to schools, hospitals and other public buildings
July 2004
the date of the floods
Flood Action Plan
a massive scheme of embankments and drainage works designed to try and prevent Bangladesh flooding
74 million
Amount in US $ the United Nations tried to raise in short term aid
Water Aid
Provided water purification tablets
30 million
people homeless