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Tropical storm kills two, injures 66 in Mozambique

Tropical Storm Ana

Southern African disaster institute on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 said a tropical storm which made landfall in Mozambique killed two people and injured 66, citing preliminary information. The storm hit Madagascar over the weekend after the island had already experienced several days of rains. Photo credit: AFP The National Institute for Management and Disaster Risk Reduction said in a statement ...

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Zambia meteorological body warns of tropical storm attack

Lusaka, Zambia

Zambia’s meteorological body on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, warned that a tropical storm was likely to hit some parts of the country resulting in strong winds and heavy rains. Lusaka, Zambia The Zambia Meteorological Department said tropical storm Ana was likely to affect six of the country’s 10 provinces with strong winds that may damage infrastructure, property and may lead ...

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Volcano: 80% of Tonga population impacted by eruption, tsunami – UN

La Palma Volcano

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says  no fewer than 12,000 households have been affected by the volcanic eruption and tsunami that hit the islands of Tonga. A volcanic eruption An underwater volcano in the South Pacific erupted violently on Saturday, January 15, 2022, causing tsunamis to hit Hawaii, Japan, and Tonga’s largest island, Tongatapu, and ...

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Severe weather kills over 82 in South Africa

Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

Authorities on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 said 82 lives had been lost in a spate of severe summer weather that has seen South Africa pummeled by persistent downpours for days. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs of South Africa The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs said most of the deaths were due to drownings ...

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Violent volcanic eruptions have significant impact on Tonga

La Palma Volcano

The eruptions of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in Tonga on Friday, January 14 and Saturday, January 15, 2022, have a significant impact on the South Pacific island country, especially its capital Nuku’alofa. Volcanic eruption According to Tonga’s news website Matangi Tonga Online, Friday’s violent volcanic eruption continued for over 12 hours and the volcano also erupted for eight minutes ...

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Climate crisis tops 2022 WEF Global Risks Report

Peter Giger

As the world enters the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis remains the biggest long-term threat facing humanity, according to the 2022 Global Risks Report. Peter Giger, Group Chief Risk Officer, Zurich Insurance Group Respondents to the 2022 World Economic Forum Global Risks Perception Survey ranked “Climate action failure” as the number one risk with potentially the ...

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Over 199,000 people may die if magnitude 9 earthquake strikes Japan – Reports

Honshu

The Japanese government’s Central Disaster Management Council has predicted that a powerful earthquake may kill up to 199,000 people in the north and northeast of the country. The Japanese island of Honshu Council’s experts said that a magnitude 9.1-9.3 quake can cause a tsunami up to 29.7 metres (95.14 feet) high in the northeastern regions of the Japanese island of ...

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Death toll surges as ‘climate change charged’ Typhoon Rai hits Philippines

Typhoon Rai

At least 375 people are now known to have died after a powerful storm struck the Philippines over the weekend. Outcome of Typhoon Rai Super Typhoon Rai – with winds of about 195km/h (120mph) – sent some 400,000 people running for safety when it hit the country’s south-eastern islands. At least 500 people were injured, and 56 others have been ...

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Govt develops risk mapping assessment tool to reduce disasters

Sadiya Farouq

The Federal Government has produced a Risk Mapping and Assessment tool as part of national strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Faruq, has said. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq She spoke on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 in Abuja during the monthly seminar organised by ...

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Disaster risk reduction better than managing humanitarian crisis, says FEMA D-G

Ahmed Habib

The Director-General, FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Mr Abbas Idriss, says it is more economical to invest in disaster reduction initiatives than to tackle disasters. Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ahmed Habib “Experience has shown that it is more economical to invest in disaster risk reduction initiatives than to tackle the humanitarian consequences or population displacement by eventual disastrous ...

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