所属分类：人际交往 -日常闲谈 - 天气环境
Are there any interesting stories in the newspaper today?
There are a few stories about natural disasters. There is a massive forest fire in Australia. It covers several square kilometers of land has destroyed many more square kilometers.
Was it caused accidentally or naturally? Sometimes it gets so hot that fires begin naturally in Australia and Africa.
Nobody knows at the moment, but it has been very hot there recently. The drought in Africa is causing starvation. Millions of people have migrated to try and find food.
What is the international community doing to help?
The European union has sent several plants with relief supplies. Several countries have sent soldiers to distribute food and medical supplies. Refugee camps have been set up across the region.
How many countries have been affected?
Six have been seriously affected, but the refugees are also migrating to several surrounding countries.
I saw on the tv yesterday that there has been another earthquake in iran.
Yes. There have been a few there recently. They say that this one was not a big quake. The Iranians are dealing with it on their own. They have purchased some special equipment to find people buried u
Does the newspaper say anything about casualties?
So far, less than 20 people have died, but over 100 are in hospital.
natural disasters 自然灾害
be affected 受影响