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Ghana’s NADMO, EU conduct maiden disaster response mockup exercise

Disaster response mockup exercise

Over the years, thousands of people around the world have lost their lives to disasters, a gloomy reminder that when disasters like earthquake, floods and volcano eruptions strike, human life becomes fragile, subdued and disappears. A briefing session among a cross section of the response team Nature based disasters are mostly unpredictable striking anytime, anywhere, hitting several countries, districts and ...

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Uganda releases emergency funds after deadly landslides, floods

Uganda landslides

The Ugandan government has released 20 billion shillings (about $5.5 million) for emergency response after deadly landslides and floods hit parts of the east African country. Scene of a landslide in Uganda Musa Ecweru, minister of state for relief, disaster preparedness and refugees, on Friday said the funds have been released under the ‘life-saving and rescue’ phase to address the ...

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Kenya’s West Pokot landslide: PACJA demands urgent climate action


The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has expressed disappointment and sadness over the state of numerous Kenyans who are victims of a recent mudslide in West Pokot County. The West Pokot landslide “That a bridge that could have enabled transportation of food and non-food items to the victims of the catastrophe caved in yesterday is an exacerbation of an ...

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Cross River Assembly constitutes committee on disaster management, human welfare

Cross River State House of Assembly

The Cross River State House of Assembly has constituted a special committee on Humanitarian Crises and Disaster Management. Cross River State House of Assembly Speaker of the Assembly, Mr Eteng Jonah-Williams, who announced the committee at the floor of the house during plenary, said the committee was set up following an interface with the United Nations High Commission for Refugee ...

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Buhari sympathises with East, Central Africa over deadly floods

Kenya flood

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed solidarity with the governments and people of Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over the deadly flood disasters and devastating mudslides wreaking havoc in some parts of their countries People gather around a road that was destroyed by heavy rain near Kapenguria, West Pokot county, north-west Kenya, on Saturday. Photo credit: EPA In ...

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NEMA launches National Disaster Risk Management Policy

National Disaster Risk Management Policy

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday, November 15, 2019 launched a National Disaster Risk Management Policy document in response to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Mr Mustapha Maihaja, Director-General, NEMA (centre, in white), performing the launch in company of stakeholders Adopted by UN member states in 2015, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 to ...

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NEMA tasks stakeholders on disaster management

Mustapha Maihaja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has called for partnership between Federal and State Governments as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on disaster management. Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA NEMA Director General, Alhaji Mustapha Maihaja, disclosed this at a stakeholders’ interactive meeting in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Maihaja, represented by NEMA Head of Operations, Sokoto, ...

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Disaster reduction: NEMA demands adoption of building regulations

Mustapha Maihaja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has called on government and stakeholders to adopt hazard resistant building standards and environmental regulations to promote disaster management in the country. Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA Mr Mustapha Maihaja, the Director-General, NEMA, made the appeal at the commemoration of the 2019 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on Monday, October 14, 2019 in ...

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Hurricane Dorian death toll hits 50, thousands still missing

Hurricane Dorian destruction

The number of people confirmed to have been killed by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas has reached 50, with thousands still unaccounted for. Rescue workers at the scene of the Hurricane Dorian disaster. Photo credit: Reuters / Loren Elliott Health Minister Duane Sands confirmed the latest death count to NBC News: that 42 bodies have been found in Abaco and ...

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UPS Foundation commits $1m, supports recovery from Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian

The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programmes for UPS, announced on Monday, September 9, 2019 it has engaged its network of preeminent relief organisations and committed $1 million for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas laid waste by Hurricane Dorian UPS and The UPS Foundation are working with the non-profit and United Nations relief organisations ...

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