Asia Culture and People
Historical Events: Korean War
Natural Disasters In Asia
Droughts are the most common natural disaster that kill people in Asia. The hardest countries that get hit are India, Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. 5 years ago India was affected 130 million people, nearly 15 percent of its entire population. The situation is more critical in Afghanistan and Pakistan, where millions of people are at risk but fewer resources are available. Droughts are the most severe natural disaster found in Asia and is killing million every 7 Years.
Following all these droughts giant floods occur. For example in China after a 3 year drought waves upon waves of flooding occurred killing 4 million citizens. The death toll includes victims of drowning, disease, or famine related to the flooding. The reason this flood occurred was because the soil in the river basin was baked hard after years of drought, so it could not absorb the run-off from the snow in the mountains. On top of that several monsoons hit flooding the river even more. After a while a typhoon hit and the water just bursted out of the river. This only one of the several cases of floods that happens each year.
830,000 people each year are killed by severe earthquakes in Asia. This is because underground homes are common and are suppose to be safe until they collapse... Many people had the thought that building underground homes would give everyone a safe house to go to. Then a 7.9 earthquake hit china and 2/3 of the safe houses collapsed causing several people to die or permenately injured. This is just on of many earthquaes that have caused a series of many deaths.
People: Daily Life and Cuisine
Ethnic Groups: Tibetan, Uyghur, Kazakh, Manchu, Mongol, Buryats, Evenks, etc.
Languages: Hindi, English, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, Greek, Turkish, etc.
Religion:Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism
Health Issues: Lack of safe drinking water and sanitation threaten the health of hundreds of millions in the Region. Air Pollution is also a huge concern.