I’m aware these roles are performed by troops from many different nations, but mainly in terms of the British Army, and especially in terms of soldiers specialising in engineering roles: How are they transferred to peace keeping or disaster relief missions? Do they request it or are they selected? What roles do they usually perform during and after conflicts, earthquakes, floods etc. And finally how long can these transfers last?
i know i mentioned the UN, but i didn’t meant to limit it to that, it was more an Engineers specific question, what roles they play and whether they can volunteer

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Obviously not your opinion on the actual floods – i don’t think anybody can disagree that it was a horrible tragedy for many innocent people.

No, I mean more about how the other nations have reacted. One thing I have noticed is that, while more people have been affected (not killed, affected) than the Haiti earthquake, it has received less coverage. Where is Pakistan’s charity single?

I ask this because I am writing a guest post on a friends blog about the recent disaster. I’m interested in other people’s opinion.

So, why do you think that Pakistan has received less coverage than other disasters?

I, like many people, believe that it has its roots in racism. Whilst many people have not been brave enough to mention this factor, I think it is there. Where I come from, anybody with brown skin is automatically labelled a ‘Paki’ – even if they are Indian, nobody cares enough to differentiate. (I am a British White Male, by the way).

I was speaking to somebody the other day about this, and his reply actually shocked me. He said ‘Well, its not like we’re going to run out of them, is it?’.

I also read about a group with terrorist (al-Qaeda) connections, giving out aid in the poorest regions, do you believe this will spur terrorism on? I personally believe that in five, ten years, the young children of rural Pakistan are going to remember who it was that helped them when they needed it the most.

So, what do YOU personally believe, what are YOUR thoughts on the whole situation?

And finally, do you think the world is falling apart?
@Harley Drive – interesting! Although, they could have double that population, it wouldn’t matter. The rural population are poor, and their crops have been destroyed. Many areas of Pakistan are unreachable due to the floods now, so its very difficult for the government to help. Nice answer though, to the point. Thanks!

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i’ve been seeing oil spills, major earth quakes, and even floods. i was seeing that there are a bunch of volunteers going over and what not but i want to know how i can do that myself. any tips?

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I have a project and I must include the following:
-natural disasters
*mud slides
*wild fires
*and so forth

I must have a good bit of natural disasters.. I also have to have as much detail as possible.
Detail must include: the event its self, and the impact on the land and people.

I also need pictures. As much as possible.

I have to give a 3-5 minutes presentation, so details are nice.
Not tooo many but you get my point.
If you can give me websites too that would be great!
I also need this before the end of the day… cause I have to finish putting this on notecards and a poster and practice talking about it by the end of the day… so yeah.
thank you but i still need more than just floods…
maybe avolanch?
i cant spell but yeah..

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I have never heard a story about Canada being in a big storm or anything like that… The US has Katrina and lots of tornados in Texas, hurricanese and floods, everything.. what about Canada?

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I’m having some trouble w/ direct, and indirect objects [grammar]. Could you help me? Can you explain it to me in an easy way to understand?

Some questions:
Identify if the bold faced word as Direct Object [DO], Indirect Objects [IO], or none [N

1. A hurricane is a powerful, swirling storm (storm is boldfaced)
2. Meteoroligists watched a big storm carefully (storm)
3. Newscasters gave their listeners warnings about the hurricane.(listeners)
4. The hurricane struck land in the morning. (land)
5. The hurricane winds swirled around the eye of the storm. (storm)
6. The hurrican caused huge waves. (waves)
7. The waves produced widespread floods. (floods)
8. The floodwaters destroyed many people’s property. (property)
9. Television newscasts showed their audiences pics of the storm. (audiences)
10. Volunteers sent the hurricane victims emergency supplies. (victims)

Thanks, if you don’t want to answer the q’s, s’ok, but pleaseee explain it to me clearly.

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natives said it would happen and begin with the economic trouble and the failure of banks and stock markets, then business going away to other countries, floods, tornadoe, earthquakes and strong winds ice rains in the summer. Volcanic activity increasies. no more real estate, people will start moving away or die, weird plane accidents and train accidents. its coming. I spoke with sanalphon last night who appeared as a liion and told me to tell you all it was too late especially for America.

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What has the potential of producing a tornado with little or no advanced tornado warning?
A. Severe thunderstorms
B. Hurricanes
C. Earthquakes
D. Floods

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With all the earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes and floods going on around the world as of late is this just the buildup to 2012? Is it the beginning of the apocalypse?

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Tornado warning is for midnight
We are getting a Tornado warning for New York. I live in Jamaica, Queens. I see thunderstorms coming. My children are seeing television and I am on the computer. How does it struck, all of a sudden or it sends winds as warning then we have time to run to the basement.
Depending who is closer will get hit first.
The tornado turned and all we had was a thunderstorm warning and floods. Thanks!

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