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Niger Floods Continue

The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) confirmed figures for the current flood situation in Niger. The current flooding first struck in mid August, as we ...
Floods in Niger in 2013. Photo: IFRC

Flooding in Niger Leaves 12 Dead

Moroccan media are reporting that 12 people have been killed and nearly 30,000 affected by floods in Niger. The information comes from a statement made on Thursday 14 August by the ...
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Kassala, Sudan. August 2014.The Gash River flooding has affected over 21,000 people in the Aroma locality alone, destroying houses, roads and bridges.

Sudan Floods Death Toll Rises to 77

Fifteen states have now been affected by flooding in Sudan over the last month. The worst affected are Khartoum, Kassala, River Nile, North Darfur and White Nile. Also badly affected ...
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Over 60,000 Displaced by Flooding in Sudan and South Sudan

The rainy season has resulted in flooding in 8 states in Sudan, and severe flooding in South Sudan’s Unity state. In Sudan over the last few days over 3,000 houses have been destroyed ...
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Floods Prompt State of Emergency in Khartoum State, Sudan

Heavy rainfall on Wednesday 30 July 2014 in Khartoum state, Sudan, has caused severe flooding, prompting officials to declare a state of emergency. The area has been suffering from ...
Bentiu refugee camp under water. Image taken from video by CARE International

Floods Cause Further Misery in South Sudan Refugee Camp

Heavy rainfall, lasting around 30 hours according to some local reports, has left the refugee camp in Bentiu under 50cm of water. The camp is in a UN camp and houses around 50,000 people ...
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Kenya to Pilot Malaria Treatments

KISUMU, 18 July 2014 (IRIN) – Kenya is experimenting with unconventional methods to tackle high malaria rates through the piloting of mass drug administration (MDA) – treating ...
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1 Dead, 6,000 Affected by Floods in Jomoro, Ghana

The District National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in the coastal district of Jomoro, Ghana’s Western Region, confirmed today that 1 person was killed in floods that ...
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Floods in Douala, Cameroon Raise Malaria Threat

Heavy rainfall flooded several areas of Douala, Cameroon, yesterday, reigniting concerns about increased mosquito population and malaria. Around 3,200 people died of malaria in Cameroon ...
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Ivorian Floods Highlight Disaster Preparedness Shortcomings

ABIDJAN, 4 July 2014 (IRIN) – Recent heavy downpours and flooding in Côte d’Ivoire have killed dozens of people, washed away houses and once again highlighted poor disaster ...
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15 Dead in Ongoing Flooding in Southern Nigeria

Flooding caused by ongoing heavy rains across southern Nigeria caused at least 15 fatalities in the last week of June 2014. Heavy rains on 28 and 29 June affected Oyo State in southwestern ...
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Five Missing in Flooding in Southern Nigeria

It is reported that rainfall over the past few days has caused flooding in the southern Nigerian states of Anambra and Delta. As of 25 June, according to local media, two people were ...
The 1997 El Niño observed by TOPEX/Poseidon. The white areas off the tropical coasts of South and North America indicate the pool of warm water(NASA,Wikipedia)

Seychelles and El Niño

Scientists at the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) have said that it is highly likely that the weather phenomenon known as El Niño will occur in the next few months, warning ...
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Winter Storms bring Flooding to Cape Town

The city of Cape Town in the Western Cape Province of South Africa has been hit by severe storms driven by successive cold fronts sweeping across the southern coast of the country, ...
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Floods Kill 3 Children in Somalia Refugee Camp

Floods in the Somalia port city of Kismayo have killed 3 people – all children – and left 100s homeless. The area has seen heavy rain and flooding for the last 7 days, Somali ...
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Sea Level Rise is Biggest Threat to Small Islands

Climate change experts have predicted that rising sea levels affecting the world’s 52 small island states, will be as much as four times higher than the rest of the world. The forecast ...
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