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Frequent floods in Brazil bring the issue of migration to the fore

The frequency of catastrophic flooding in southern Brazil is forcing many of the 500,000 displaced flood victims to seriously consider rebuilding towns and villages at higher altitude. Two weeks after torrential rains began to hit the region, the level of the Guaiba River that flows through the state of Rio Grande do Sul is rising again, having already surpassed all previous levels. The death toll rises On the outskirts of Porto Alegre, where four rivers converge to form the Guaiba, an area of ​​3,800 square kilometers has been flooded. The death toll from the floods in the state of Rio Grande do Sul has risen to 147, while the fate of 127 people is still unknown, according to the authorities' tally so far. Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes, in what experts say is one of the biggest waves of internal migration due to climate change in Brazil's modern history. For the third time in seven months, businessman Cassiano Baldasso was out […]
Source: News Beast

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