Environment award from UN "fills people's hearts with joy"

Recognition from the UN for helping to alleviate the risk of flooding was met with joy and pride on Tuesday, in the English city of Salford.

The historic city in the north of England was one of eight communities recognised as Champions of Disaster Risk Reduction, by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, based in Geneva (UNISDR).

The other communities honoured are in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Colombia, Italy, the Philippines, Sudan and the Pacific island of Vanuatu.

Many of those areas endure far greater environmental challenges than Salford, but the organisations that make up the East Salford project focus on helping the most vulnerable cope better with the dangers of flooding.

Matthew Wells spoke to Dave Morgan, chairman of the partnership group, and asked him to outline the risks they face:

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