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NEMA seeks adequate funding, equipment for swift response to disasters

Mustapha Maihaja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is asking for adequate funding and equipment from stakeholders to enable it to carry out swift intervention and response to disasters in the country. Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA Managing Director of the agency, Dr Mustapha Maihaja, made the demand in Lokoja, Kogi State, on Thursday, March 26 while speaking at the 2019 first ...

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Destructive Cyclone Idai rings ‘alarm bell’ on climate change – UN

Cyclone Idai

Cyclone Idai that left 1.85 million people in need of assistance in Mozambique is a catastrophe that UN Chief, Antonio Guterres, said on Tuesday, Monday 26, 2019 rang “yet another alarm bell about the dangers of climate change.” Cyclone Idai lays waste to parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi Guterres described Idai, which flattened homes and caused massive flooding after slamming ...

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AU agency prepares mechanism to respond to natural disasters

Mohamed-Beavogui

The African Risk Capacity (ARC), a specialised agency of the Africa Union (AU), has said that it was working on some mechanism to help member countries prepare for natural disasters like cyclones. Mohamed-Beavogui ARC Director-General, Mohamed Beavogui, said the agency was in the process of developing river flood and tropical cyclones models. This would provide immediate access to financing to ...

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Cyclone Idai: Hundreds evacuated amid fears of dam burst

Cyclone Idai

Zimbabwean authorities on Sunday, March 24, 2019 began evacuating residents from the cyclone-hit town of Chimanimani after flood waters weakened a dam wall. Cyclone Idai lays waste to parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi The area is among those hit by cyclone Idai, which has left over 145 people dead and several hundred missing in Zimbabwe. The storm made landfall on ...

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China, U.S., EU make donations to stranded Zimbabweans following Cyclone Idai damage

Cyclone Idai

More organisations are coming on board to provide help to victims of Cyclone Idai which battered Zimbabwe between March 15 and March 17, 2019. Cyclone Idai lays waste to parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi The Chinese Embassy as well as community in Zimbabwe donated food, purified water and equipment worth $200,000 to help victims of Idai in the country. The ...

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NEMA to partner NYSC on disaster management

Mustapha Maihaja

The National Emergency Management Agency has advocated a closer collaboration with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on disaster management in the zone. Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA Mr Fred Anusim, the NEMA Acting Zonal Coordinator, South East Zone, made this known when he paid a courtesy visit to the NYSC Coordinator in Enugu State, Alhaji Ahmed Ikaka, on Wednesday, ...

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SEMA sensitises community on fire, flood management in Kaduna

Flooding

The Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) with support of an NGO, Christian Aid, on Monday, February 4, 2019 sensitised a community in the state on appropriate response during fire and flood emergencies. A flood ravaged community During the event held within Bashama community in Kaduna, Executive Secretary of the agency, Ben Kure, said the aim was to develop local disaster ...

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Extreme weather events affected 60m people in Nigeria, others in 2018

Flood in Japan

Earthquakes and tsunamis accounted for the majority of the 10,373 lives lost in disasters last year while extreme weather events accounted for most of 61.7 million people affected by natural hazards, according to analysis of 281 events recorded by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) in its EM-DAT (International Disaster Database). Flooding in Japan With 3,938,204 ...

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NEMA seeks partnership on disaster management

Mustapha Maihaja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has sought partnership with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on disaster control and management. Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA Mr. Eugene Yenlong, NEMA North Central Zonal Manager, called for the collaboration on Thursday, January 24, 2019 when he paid a familiarisation visit to the NAN office in Jos, Plateau State. He described the ...

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NEMA reviews National Contingency Plan to tackle climate change, complex emergencies

Mustapha Maihaja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it is currently reviewing the National Contingency Plan (NCP) to effectively tackle issues of climate change and complex emergencies. Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA Director General of NEMA, Mr Mustapha Maihaja, said this on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 in Enugu in an address at the national workshop on the review of the NCP. ...

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