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Land clearing ‘made Papua flood crisis worse’

Flash floods and landslides that struck Indonesia’s easternmost province last weekend killed nearly 90 people and drove thousands from their homes. The country’s disaster mitigation agency said human-caused deforestation exacerbated the scale of the damage. The flooding and mudslides destroyed buildings and roads in several areas of Jayapura district, in Papua province, on March 17. […]

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