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Red Cross: flood leaves 4 million Chinese homeless

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[Geneva, August 22, 2003] The Red Cross said yesterday that a flood raided 26 provinces in Mainland China, leaving about 4 million people homeless. Hundreds of thousands of civilians are reported to be living on mountain ranges. The flood has lasted more than a month. Resultant problems have arisen, including uneven distribution of food, diseases, and high temperatures. Agricultural yields this year will be hit hard, says a longtime China watcher.

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