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Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
People affected by natural disasters in Africa from 1971 to 2001
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Poor people all over Africa are vulnerable to droughts and floods since many depend on rainfed agriculture as their main means of subsistence and often live in degraded areas susceptible to rainfall variation (cleared of trees and vegetation).