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Agency debunks reports of earth tremor in parts of FCT

Abuja

The Nigeria Geological Survey Agency has called on the public to disregard reports in some quarters that there was an earth tremor in some parts of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The Abuja city gate Dr Abdulrazaq Garba, the Director-General of the agency, made the clarification while speaking with newsmen on Saturday, January 11, 2020 in Abuja in reaction ...

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South African president urged to respond to worsening drought

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa must take drastic steps to cope with a worsening drought that has gripped large parts of the country, opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Thursday, January 9, 2020. President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa “Failure to recognise the severity of the drought that has gripped all nine of our provinces and any further delays in putting in ...

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Australia urges quarter of a million to flee as winds fan huge bushfires

Australian bushfires

Australia urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes on Friday, January 10, 2020 and prepared military backup as authorities said the next few hours could be “very, very challenging” even as rain poured down in some parts. Fire and Rescue personal run to move their truck as a bushfire burns next to a major road ...

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Bushfires mirror Australia’s failure to tackle climate change – 350

Australia bushfires

An official of 350.org, Glen Klatovsky, has said that the current Australian bushfires did not come as a surprise because the government of Australia had failed to act to prevent the calamity. The burnt bodies of hundreds of animals line a road in Australia With weather across the Australian nation set to deteriorate and temperatures set to rise in the ...

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Harmattan: NEMA warns S/East residents against bush burning, uncontrolled fire

Mustapha Maihaja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned residents of the South-East to desist from arbitrary bush burning and setting up uncontrolled fire during the harmattan. Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA NEMA South-East Coordinator, Mr Fred Anusim, gave the warning while speaking with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Wednesday, January 8, 2019. He said NEMA would start ...

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Ecologist advocates research funding for disaster management

Gully erosion

An ecologist, Mr Innocent Okoronkwo, on Monday, January 6, 2020 said research should be integrated in disaster management in Nigeria for preparedness, prompt response and prevention of a recurrence. Gully erosion in southeast Nigeria Okoronkwo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka, Anambra State, that research was a vital and much needed contribution in the area of disaster ...

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US offers help in fighting Australia bushfires

Australian bushfires

U.S. President Donald Trump has called Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to offer help in battling the deadly bushfires that have been ravaging the country for months, a White House spokesperson has said. Fire and Rescue personal run to move their truck as a bushfire burns next to a major road and homes on the outskirts of the town of ...

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Thousands trapped on Australian beaches by dangerous bushfires

Australian bushfires

Thousands swarmed to beaches on Australia’s east coast on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 to escape fierce wildfires bearing down on several seaside towns, as the government readied naval vessels and military helicopters to aid fire-fighting and evacuations. Fire and Rescue personal run to move their truck as a bushfire burns next to a major road and homes on the outskirts ...

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Morocco gets $275m World Bank loan to fight natural disasters

King Mohammed VI of Morocco

The World Bank has approved a loan of $275 million to support Morocco’s disaster risk management, the MAP news agency reported on Thursday, December 12, 2019. King Mohammed VI of Morocco The loan aims to help the North African country strengthen its capacity to manage the financial impact of natural disasters and climate-related shocks, it added. It will also support ...

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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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