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26 Jul 2021 Zhengzhou, China
The severe rainstorms have now moved north impacting neighbouring cities and regions, with collapsed roads and damaged dams and reservoirs cutting off power leaving thousands trapped without electricity and water supplies. In one incident, 12 drowned in a Zhengzhou train.
Locals were unprepared for the downpours as weather forecasters had issued a warning for extreme rain for the wrong place and time.
Farmers in the Henan region have lost livelihoods with at least 200,000 chickens and up to 6,000 pigs lost in the floods
6 May 2020 GUWAHATI
There is no letup in the retrieval of pig carcasses from river Brahmaputra in the wake of an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in Assam and neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh. Over the past four days, 28 carcasses were fished out of the river at the Kaziranga National Park and disposed of. The park’s Field Director P Sivakumar said a major worry was the possible contamination of the river water...
13 Jul 2019 ROME, Italy
Variable climate conditions and persistent conflicts contine to cause high levels of food insecurity in 41 countries, with 31 of these in Africa, UNFAO has reported. The Crop Prospects and Food Situation report issued by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization July 4, relates that these countries continue to be in food deficit and in need of external assistance, a situation that has not changed in three months...
28 Jun 2012 Russia, TULA
Russia’s Tula region fears a possible African Swine Fever epidemic after a slaughterhouse there was found to be releasing untreated wastewater from infected carcasses into a local river. The regional environmental prosecutor launched an urgent investigation into the matter earlier this month, after it was discovered that the slaughterhouse’s on-site processes for protecting the local environment from contamination had completely broken down...