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Floods are natural disasters that can occur, causing significant losses in human or animal lives and damage to material property, resulting in heavy losses in areas where floods occur. It also transmits diseases to humans, which is a bad thing that met with the topic of the Covid 19 pandemic in our world now. According to the World Health Organization, our world is now facing great danger due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, which has caused nearly 5,510,174 deaths so far as of January 12, 2022. With floods that transmit diseases and epidemics, especially in developing countries with no significant resources or support, the matter became difficult, and the issue worsened. Developing countries like Malaysia and India will not be able to face two significant disasters simultaneously. These countries need supplies, masks and prevention methods from Corona and floods. Malaysia floods 2021 contributions to reforms in those countries, especially Malaysia, and taking ways to reduce injuries and deaths in life and property, are very few and slow. In Malaysia, on Monday, December 20, 2021, the authorities evacuated about 51,000 people from their homes, most of them from the state of Pahang, as it is the most affected area. According to the BBC website.

Pictures and videos were circulated on social media of the floods and the rooftops of the houses in which the residents took shelter, where the water leaked. These floods, which occurred in Malaysia, are considered one of the worst floods that this country has witnessed for many years, despite the occurrence of heavy rains every year, causing the homes to sink and the residents to be evacuated. Due to heavy rains and large quantities, the floods in Malaysia cut off the main roads in the state of Selangor, and some people were trapped in their homes and in government shelters, which forced the Malaysian army to distribute food in boats. On the other hand, there was a significant shortcoming on the part of the government, as the opposition directed the responsibility to it. Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaqoub acknowledged the failure of his government to respond to the floods and said that priority should be given to repairing damaged roads to enable the displaced to return to their homes. “The government will provide cash assistance to repair the houses of victims affected by the floods,” prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaqoub said in his Facebook post.

Even Canada, especially British Columbia, was not spared from destructive floods. As we know, the British Columbia region has witnessed massive floods that led to many losses and damages to cities in the past months. It also led to the loss of hundreds of human lives, property, crops and livestock. But soon after, the Canadian government began to take quick decisions and measures that helped overcome this ordeal. The army reinforced the affected areas to help residents evacuate or transport supplies to areas that could not be reached due to roadblocks—coinciding with the damage to infrastructure such as bridges and roads linking economic activity between the cities of British Columbia.

In India, more than 100 deaths were recorded resulting from heavy rains in the state of Uttarakhand, which is located in the north of India. The heavy rains also caused the floods to reach neighbouring countries such as Nepal. Meanwhile, heavy rains flooded highways in Andhra Pradesh, killing 32 people. In Brazil, floods also swept the state of Bahia and Mina in Brazil, where more than 5,300 people were evacuated. About 470,000 were affected by these floods in Bahia, about 3,740 people were displaced. In Spain, two bodies were found due to floods caused by heavy rains that pervaded the area. New studies have shown that people will live in areas prone to floods in the next decade due to climate change, and the countries most affected by these floods are Asia and South Africa. Then the statistics come about the countries of Europe and North America. What do scientists expect about floods in the coming years? Scientists also anticipate a rapid increase in the occurrence of high-tidal floods in 2030, according to a report published a couple of months ago in the journal Nature Climate Change. There are very few quick solutions in developing countries for recoveries, such as clean water, soap, and the correct instructions to avoid diseases. It is challenging to face these disasters, especially in countries already suffering from other humanitarian crises. The outbreak of Covid-19 disease and devastating floods both lead to serious chronic diseases or significant deaths in these places. It is a huge problem that needs to be solved, and the provision of humanitarian assistance is an attempt to alleviate the catastrophic loss of life.

Floods of 2021 during Covid-19 in the poor countries 

Floods are natural disasters that occur causing great losses in human or animal lives and damage to material property, resulting in heavy losses in areas where floods occur.  It also transmits difficult diseases to humans, and this is a bad thing that met with the topic of the Covid 19 pandemic in our world now. Our world is now facing a great danger due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, which has caused nearly 5,510,174 deaths so far as of Jan 12, 2022, according to the World Health Organization. With the existence of floods that transmit diseases and epidemics, especially in poor countries that do not have great resources or support, the matter became difficult, and the matter got worse.  Poor countries like Malaysia and India will not be able to face two major disasters at the same time.  These countries need supplies with masks and all methods of prevention from both Corona and floods. Malaysia floods 2021 contributions to reforms in those countries, especially Malaysia, and taking ways to reduce injuries and deaths in life and property, are very few and slow.  In Malaysia, on Monday, December 20, 2021, the authorities evacuated about 51,000 people from their homes, most of them from the state of Pahang, as it is the most affected area.  According to the BBC website. 

Pictures and videos were circulated on social media of the floods and the rooftops of the houses in which the residents took shelter, where the water leaked. These floods, which occurred in Malaysia, are considered one of the worst floods that this country has witnessed for many years, despite the occurrence of heavy rains every year, causing the homes to sink and the residents to be evacuated. The floods in Malaysia due to heavy rains and large quantities cut off the main roads in the state of Selangor, and some people were trapped in their homes and in government shelters, which made the Malaysian army forced to distribute food in boats. On the other hand, there was a great shortcoming on the part of the government, as the opposition directed the responsibility to it. Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaqoub acknowledged the failure of his government to respond to the floods and said that priority should be given to repairing damaged roads to enable the displaced to return to their homes (according to Al Jazeera website) “The government will provide cash assistance to repair the houses of victims affected by the floods. As much as RM5000 for non -serious damage. For severe damage, the government will appoint a contractor for each house, the government will spend up to RM15,000 to ease the burden of flood victims. For houses that are washed away or badly damaged and cannot be repaired, the government will build new ones at a cost of RM56,000″. The prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaqoub in his Facebook tweet, said.

Canada floods 2021. Canada, especially British Columbia, was not spared from bad floods. As we know, the British Columbia region has witnessed in the past months, massive floods that led to many losses and damages to cities. It also led to the loss of hundreds of human lives, property, agricultural crops and livestock. But soon the Canadian government began to take quick decisions and measures that helped overcome this ordeal.  The affected areas were reinforced by the army to help residents evacuate or transport supplies to areas that will no longer be reached as a result of roadblocks. Coinciding with the damage to infrastructure such as bridges and roads linking economic activity between the cities of British Columbia. India floods 2021. More than 100 deaths were recorded as a result of heavy rains in the state of Uttarakhand, which is located in the north of India. The heavy rains also caused the floods to reach neighboring countries such as Nepal. Meanwhile, heavy rains flooded highways in Andhra Pradesh, killing 32 people, (according to CNN News.) In Brazil, floods also swept the state of Bahia and Mina in Brazil, where more than 5,300 people were evacuated. In Bahia There were about 470,000 affected by these floods, about 3,740 people were displaced. In Spain, two of the bodies were found as a result of floods due to heavy rains that pervaded the area. New studies have shown that people will live in areas prone to floods in the next decade due to climate change, and the countries most affected by these floods are Asia and South Africa, and then the statistics come about the countries of Europe and North America. What do scientists expect about floods in the coming years? Scientists also expect a rapid increase in the occurrence of high-tidal floods in 2030, according to a report published a couple months in the journal Nature Climate Change. The percentage of quick solutions in poor countries for recovery, such as the presence of clean water, soap and the correct instructions to avoid diseases is very few. It is very difficult to face these disasters, especially with these countries that are already suffering from other humanitarian crises. So, how about the outbreak of Covid-19 disease with devastating floods, which both lead to the occurrence of serious chronic diseases and incurable cases or large deaths. It is a huge problem that is supposed to be solved and the provision of humanitarian assistance is an attempt to alleviate the catastrophic loss of life.

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