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Death toll from Cyclone Kenneth rises to 38 in Mozambique

Cyclone Kenneth

At least 38 people have been killed since Cyclone Kenneth began to batter the northern coast of Mozambique, the National Disaster Management Agency said on Monday, April 29, 2019. Officials say an estimated 160,000 people are at risk, with more torrential rain forecast in the coming days. Photo credit: Reuters At least 39 others were injured on day four of ...

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NEMA to review national contingency plan on disaster

Mustapha Maihaja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is collaborating with stakeholders to review the National Contingency Plan (NCP) to reposition the country against the impact of disasters. Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Maihaja, made the disclosure at a two-day Experts Technical Workshop on Disasters Risk Management Implication of NiMET’s 2019 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP) on Monday, ...

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Homes collapse amid flooding in cyclone-hit Mozambique

Cyclone Kenneth

Rescuers are racing to help people caught in fast-rising floodwaters in Mozambique’s cyclone-hit city of Pemba on Sunday, April 28, 2019 as houses collapsed in one neighborhood and heavy rain raised fears of worse to come. Cyclone Kenneth Cyclone Kenneth slammed into the northern province of Cabo Delgado on Thursday, April 25 flattening entire villages and killing at least five ...

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Cyclone Kenneth a crisis to humanity – 350Africa

Cyclone Idai

In what looks like an unprecedented turn of events for Mozambique, Cyclone Kenneth is soon expected to hit Tanzania, Mozambique and Comoros, a development that is expected to leave in its wake a humanitarian crisis. Cyclone Idai lays waste to parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi Cyclone Kenneth comes just a month after Cyclone Idai hit and devastated some countries in ...

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AfDB boosts Malawi cyclone response with emergency relief package

Akinwunmi Adesina

Malawi’s recovery and reconstruction plans in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai has received a boost from the African Development Bank (AfDB), which is supporting the country with an emergency relief package and measures to combat the effect of climate change in the Southern African region. AFDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina Mateus Magala, the bank’s Vice President for Corporate Services and Human ...

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Kenneth, another tropical cyclone, heads towards Mozambique

Cyclone Idai

A month after a tropical cyclone devastated parts of Mozambique, another is headed towards the southern African country, the UN said on Wednesday. Cyclone Idai lays waste to parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi Tropical Cyclone Kenneth is expected to impact the Comoros islands on Wednesday and make landfall in Mozambique on Thursday, April 25, 2019 the Office for the Coordination ...

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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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