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‘Please show mercy’: Evicted By Cambodia, Ethnic Vietnamese stuck at Watery Border

‘Please show mercy’: Evicted By Cambodia, Ethnic Vietnamese stuck at Watery Border

Shunned by authorities on both sides of the border, Bach Bai has been relying on the generosity of strangers since his ethnic Vietnamese fishing community was evicted from Cambodia’s capital three weeks ago and cast off downstream on their floating homes. But few are willing to help hundreds of stateless families, who had earned a […]

Thousands Displaced After Heavy Rain Hits Mozambique

Thousands Displaced After Heavy Rain Hits Mozambique

Heavy rains have marooned about 27,000 people in Mozambique’s Boane district, about 30 kilometres south of the country’s capital Maputo since last week, local councilman confirmed Monday. Speaking to the private-owned STV, Mr Jacinto Loureiro said that two bridges along Umbeluzi River and several roads had been cut and hundreds of houses flooded. Crops were […]

At least Three People Killed By Flooding In Sardinia

At least Three People Killed By Flooding In Sardinia

At least three people have been killed by flooding after heavy rain swept over the east side of the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, Italian authorities and local media said on Saturday. In Bitti, a town in the province of Nuoro, streets were turned into rivers of mud which covered cars and flooded cellars, video footage […]

US Announces $30 Million To Bolster Coasts From Flooding, Rising Seas

US Announces $30 Million To Bolster Coasts From Flooding, Rising Seas

The U.S. government’s oceans and waterways agency will provide $30 million to improve coastal resilience, officials said, aiming to reduce the impacts of worsening storms, flooding and rising seas in nearly half of U.S. states. Grants through the program are designed to restore or expand coastal wetlands, dunes, reefs, mangroves and barrier islands that are […]

Venice Hit By Another Exceptional High Tide; Worst Week In 150 years

Venice Hit By Another Exceptional High Tide; Worst Week In 150 years

Reeling from devastating floods this week, Venice suffered another exceptional high tide on Sunday, with the water peaking at 150 cm (4.9 feet), marking the worst week for the city since official tide statistics were produced in 1872.   The city’s centre for tide forecasts had warned the tide could reach 160 cm on Sunday […]

Abuja Homeowners Lament Demolition of Houses Without Compensation After Flood Incident

Abuja Homeowners Lament Demolition of Houses Without Compensation After Flood Incident

The Director of Finance of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Tony Okecheme, was swept away by a flood in August at Galadimawa Roundabout, Abuja. The incident made headline news, unlike a similar one involving a 17-year-old guard, Tuesday Bala, who died on June 2 as a result of flooding in the same neighbourhood. Mr […]

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, […]

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