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Shafaq News/ Iraq ranked 10th out of 25 countries and the second most vulnerable Arab country to floods.
According to a report issued by the American magazine Ceoworld, viewed by Shafaq News Agency, floods are linked to each other and reveal the true statistics that exposure to floods ignores borders.
The American magazine added: “Landlocked countries face spring thaw, coastal regions struggle with rising sea levels, economic power is subject to the tyranny of nature, and urge collective action to enhance resilience and protect lives globally, transcending differences.”
I completed the magazine; “In addition, it negatively affects the economic level of the country due to damage caused by floods, loss of productivity, reduced working hours, losses in gross domestic product, and the need to allocate resources to recovery efforts and away from daily activities.”
The magazine explained: “The countries most exposed to floods were the Netherlands first, with 58.7% of its population exposed to this threat, followed by Bangladesh, Vietnam came third, Egypt fourth, Myanmar fifth, Laos sixth, Cambodia seventh, Guyana eighth, Suriname ninth, and Iraq came tenth despite its climate.” Normally dry, the country faces a sudden challenge from heavy rainfall, and despite being one of the driest regions, it has suffered from the effects of sudden heavy rains, revealing a lack of preparedness for such events.”
According to the American magazine; "Croatia and the Slovak Republic are the bottom countries most exposed to floods."
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