Large parts of southern China, including Guangxi region, are currently under water. Photo: AFP
Large parts of southern China, including Guangxi region, are currently under water. Photo: AFP

Quarter of world’s population at risk from once-in-a-century floods

  • Around 1.8 billion people face a “significant” risk, including hundreds of millions in the world’s two most populous countries – India and China
  • Researchers found that trillions of US dollars of economic activity, accounting for 12 per cent of global GDP in 2020, is threatened by the floods

Large parts of southern China, including Guangxi region, are currently under water. Photo: AFP
Large parts of southern China, including Guangxi region, are currently under water. Photo: AFP
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