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The Humanitarian Support Unit of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on September 5, 2011 warned of drought that is threatening to cause food shortages for some 6,000 people on several islands near Papua New Guinea as critical harvests are lost.

Presenting meteorological compiled data for the first three-quarters of the year, US-based Huffington Post reports on September 3, 2011 that the nation has already endured a record 10 weather catastrophes, costing more than US$1 billion each, including five tornadoes, massive fires following drought, and extreme flooding.

As reported on September 6, 2011 in China, millions of fish were found perished in some 9,000 fish farm tanks along the Minjiang River in Fujian province, which officials said was due to suffocation from low oxygen levels following torrential rains during a recent typhoon.