2020 is proving to be a challenging year. Livelihoods, businesses and government operations have all been affected by the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed over one million lives worldwide. Other than the COVID-19 pandemic, other disasters and natural catastrophes have also ravaged human communities and those of other species.
Some of the natural disasters we have seen so far this year include Australian bushfires, devastating floods in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, the eruption of the Taal Volcano in the Philippines, the locust plague which damaged crops in East Africa, Pakistan and Lao PDR, and multiple earthquakes and cyclones, among others.
Currently, ASEAN member state Cambodia is battling flash floods which has killed at least 16 people.