Central Asia threatened by floods after severe cold weather

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United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States

28 February 2008. After the harshest winter in three decades, many countries in Central Asia are now threatened by heavy flooding due to a sudden rise in temperatures and melting snow. Each year, flood waters cause much destruction and force thousands of people to evacuate to safer areas; this spring is
expected to be especially severe.

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