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Almost Half a Million Women and Girls Affected By Floods In Malawi

Almost Half a Million Women and Girls Affected By Floods In Malawi

Almost half a million women and girls are in need of sexual and reproductive health services in Malawi, following the recent floods caused by tropical cyclone Idai, which have affected 14 out of the 28 districts. Persistent heavy rains have affected close to one million people and left 56 people dead, following the onset of […]

World Vision Malawi Gives Flood-Affected Families Relief

World Vision Malawi Gives Flood-Affected Families Relief

World Vision Malawi presented sheets for temporary shelters and chlorine for treating water to people in eight villages whose homes were washed away by flood in Chikwawa districts.The floods demolished homes and household items, as well as washed away crops and livestock. Roads and bridges have been destroye and people’s access to clean, safe water […]

NEMA Declares Flooding As National Disaster In Four States

NEMA Declares Flooding As National Disaster In Four States

The Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Maihaja, has declared the flooding in four states as national disasters. The affected states are Kogi, Niger, Delta and Anambra. The agency has also placed eight other states on its watch list. Addressing journalists yesterday, Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, said 33 camps had […]

Akwa-Ibom Govt To Pull Down Structures On ‘rights-of-way’

Akwa-Ibom Govt To Pull Down Structures On ‘rights-of-way’

Akwa Ibom State Government has threatened to pull down all structures standing on the rights-of-way in a bid to checkmate the perennial flooding of Uyo metropolis and other cities in the state. Commissioner for Works, Akparawa Ephraim Inyang-Eyen handed down the warning, yesterday, while inspecting the extent of work on Asutan Street, Idongesit Henry Crescent, […]

Four killed, 23 missing As Storm Hits Sri Lanka

Four killed, 23 missing As Storm Hits Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan navy has deployed a search team to find the missing fishermen. Storms with heavy rain and winds across Sri Lanka have left at least four people dead and several fishermen are among 23 people missing, government sources said. The Disaster Management Center said Thursday up to 150 mm more rain could fall […]

Flood Displaces 452 Persons In Bauchi

Flood Displaces 452 Persons In Bauchi

No fewer than 452 persons have been displaced in Yama village of Shira Local Government Area of Bauchi State as a result of flood disaster. The state’s Information Officer of the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, Rufai Yami, disclosed this while giving an update on the disaster. He said apart from displaced persons, farmlands and […]

FG Considering Dredging Of River Benue – Osinbajo

FG Considering Dredging Of River Benue – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that the Federal Government was seriously considering dredging the River Benue and constructing  drainages along the river banks to mitigate the effect of flooding in Benue State. Osinbajo stated this, on Wednesday, in Makurdi,  while in the state for an on-the-spot assessment of the recent flood which affected 21 […]

Floods And The Rainmakers Of Lagos Island

Floods And The Rainmakers Of Lagos Island

“To live in Lagos Island, these days, one needs to engage the services of rainmakers during the rainy season”, a friend who lives in that part of Lagos told me the other day. The job of a rainmaker, as known in our traditional communities, is actually to stop the rain from falling or to divert […]

Uganda: One Killed As Floods Cut Off Mbale-Tirinyi Highway

Uganda: One Killed As Floods Cut Off Mbale-Tirinyi Highway

Heavy rains that have pounded some parts of the eastern region since mid-March on Monday washed away three bridges on the Mbale-Tirinyi road, leaving one person dead. Hundreds of stranded motorists had to find alternative routes after unseasonable rainfall hit the villages for nearly three hours. The rains washed away three new bridges; Sala in […]

Mom ‘Clings to Tree For Six Hours With Baby On Her Back’ To Survive Floods

Mom ‘Clings to Tree For Six Hours With Baby On Her Back’ To Survive Floods

A Zimbabwean woman, Nyaradzo Makholiso, 38, miraculously survived cyclone induced floods by “hanging precariously on a tree branch for six hours”, with her 2-months old baby strapped on her back, a report says. The floods were a result of torrential rains induced by cyclone Dineo which hit parts of the southern African country two weeks […]

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