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Q: Why are people in informal settlement and poor subsistence farmers most affected by floods
A: People in informal settlements ae likely to live in makeshift houses which will be much more severely damaged by floods than permanent dwellings. [ Subsitence farmers have just enough land to live off, and if they lose a crop due to floods they have nothing else to support them. In addition, both groups are more likely to be living on a flood plain than more wealthy people because the land is
less desirable and cheaper. ]
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