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Israel opens dams forcing hundreds of Gazans out of flooded houses

Over 80 houses have been flooded and hundreds of Palestinians forced to evacuate after Israel opened the gates of several dams on the border with the Gaza Strip, inundating the Gaza Valley in waters up to 3 meters high.

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Monsoon triggers landslides and floods in India and Pakistan

Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed nearly 300 people in large swaths of northern India and Pakistan, officials said Sunday.

Five days of incessant rains in Indian-controlled Kashmir have left at least 120 people dead in the region’s worst flooding in more than five decades, submerging hundreds of villages and triggering landslides, officials said. In neighboring Pakistan, more than 160 people have died and thousands of homes have collapsed, with an official saying the situation was becoming a “national emergency.”

Rescuers in both countries were using helicopters and boats to try to reach tens of thousands of people stranded in their homes as floodwaters rose and submerged many villages. (AP)

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A terrible way to end the year. Malaysia has been hit with massive floods in the Northern states as well as parts of Sabah. Dubbed as the worst  natural disaster the country has experienced, over 235 000 people are left without homes with 21 deaths reported and 8 are missing to date. 

The flood victims are in desperate need of essentials such as:

  • dry food (rice, instant noodles, bottled water, biscuits, tinned food etc.)
  • clothes (t-shirts, trousers, prayer clothing)
  • toiletries (soap, toothbrush, shampoo, sanitary pads, toothpaste)
  • first aid kit
  • blankets + pillows
  • towels

Every bit helps. There are many places and organisations where you can drop these items to. I, personally, send my donations to Wisma Pandu Puteri (Girl Guides Association of Malaysia) along Jalan Pantai Baharu in Kuala Lumpur (near Bangsar area) as they have transport links to flood relief centres in different parts of Malaysia. 

Another place where you can donate money and essentials or volunteer to help the flood victims:

Pusat Simulasi Kompleks
Sukan Negara, Bukit Kiara
Lot 3959, Jalan 1/70D
Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
(Open 24 hours)

Place above is part of the iM4U Youth. To be an iM4U volunteer, register at iM4U.my. But there is no need to register to donate items/money, just drop by!

This is my first personal post on tumblr and it has to be for my home.
Asalam-alaiqum,
I am Sahar Wani from India, umm lemme do that again. I am Sahar Wani from the ‘Disputed land of India’ - KASHMIR (90% Muslim state).
I don’t think many people on tumblr must have heard about it, but you could google it 👆
The above picture is of my land which was 10 days back and is now.
We were hit by the worst flood in India since the last 50 years. The loss of lives and infrastructure is not known as it’s been 7 days and people are still stranded over the roof tops crying for help.
The worst hit areas would be
Rajbagh, JawaharNagar and Indranagar.
I live in Rajbagh, I’ve been living there for 21 years now. And my parents were in the house when the floods came in. They we’re saved by my helper (May Allah bless him forever and forever).
Our country INDIA (I don’t think we belong to India but…) was offered international aid from the UN and the WHO, and various other countries for the hospitals and the relief camps. But our government which recently changed, Mr. Modi as the PM of the country (This man was responsible for killing 1000’s of Muslims in Gujrat) has denied all the International Aid from the following countries
UAE
USA
Germany
Australia and many more.
And his reason for doing so was that 'India’ can take care of the facilities needed.
Well, my father is there and I get to know what is happening everyday and he tells me everyday not even joking or lying, he tells me he has not seen even one government official on the ground level. Only the Cheif Minister of the state was in the air throwing Bananas from the chopper in the FLOOD WATER.
No relief camps have been set up by the Indian government or the state government. Whatever is helping my people is the people themselves.

This is an appeal to all the following Muslim brothers and sisters to spread this news and help us with the International Aid.
Cholera cases has started to come in and the state has run out of medicines. Women are given birth on the streets as the hospitals are submerged and that too without any pain killers. Babies are dying as there are no ventilators available. Elderly people need medical help but the doctors are not available. People are DYING.
They are killing the only muslim state in Kashmir.

We need help and awareness.
I stay in Melbourne and I’m doing it on the behalf of my whole state. No one from my state has access to Internet and the awareness needs to be spread. I’m collecting funds and sending back home every week.

We all prayed for Gaza, let us join hands for Kashmir.
Let’s show the world, no matter how much they try to break us Muslims nothing is gonna tear us apart.
Make it bigger than ALS, this is not for the research this for saving lives of people in the moment.

May Allah be with us and with you.
#PrayForKashmir #PrayForHumanity
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@gideonmendel for @icphotog | My focus for this takeover today will be the floods at the start of 2014 that had a huge impact on England after the wettest winter ever recorded. These were relatively close to my home and through this period I made a number of trips to Somerset, getting to know some of the flood victims and developing a strong connection with the area around Burrowbridge where a number of villages and a vast area of farmland was inundated. This photograph was taken from the church tower in Muchelney, the village that was cut off in all directions by the floodwater for almost eight weeks. #flooding #floods #climatechangeisreal #climatechange #drowningworld #somerset #globalwarming #

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Dozens of people have been killed in flooding caused by incessant rain across large swathes of India and Pakistan.
Two weeks after the start of the floods, large parts of the country are still under water. The floods have affected nearly one million people and washed away roads and bridges.
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Scientists consider new names for climate change

From the newyorkerBorowitz Report

“After a report from the Yale Center on Climate Change Communication showed that the term “climate change” elicits relatively little concern from the American public, leading scientists are recommending replacing it with a new term: “You will be burnt to a crisp and die.”

Other terms under consideration by the scientists include “your cities will be ravaged by tsunamis and floods” and “earth will be a fiery hellhole incapable of supporting human life.””