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NEMA embarks on grassroots sensitisation on flood management

Mustapha Maihaja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has embarked on grassroots sensitisation in the South East to contain impending flood in some parts of the zone. Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA The South East Zonal Coordinator of the Agency, Mr Fred Anusim, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Monday, June 3, ...

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DHL, UNDP, OCHA boost natural disaster preparedness in Madagascar

DHL, UNDP, OCHA Madagascar disaster preparedness

Mail and logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) country office and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) are teaming up with National Bureau for Risk and Disaster Management in Madagascar (BNGRC – Bureau National de Gestion des Risques et des Catastrophes) and Toamasina International Airport (Aéroport de Madagascar – ADEMA) ...

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Climate impacts are creating interlocking crises, say experts

World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Secretary-General, Petteri Taalas

The impacts of climate change, associated sea level rise and extreme weather are amplifying as a result of record greenhouse gas levels and combining with urbanisation, environmental degradation and water stress to produce interlocking crises. There needs to be a drastic change of course, according to the top global forum on disaster risk reduction. World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Secretary-General, Petteri ...

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Cyclone Idai: President of Zimbabwe hails Nigeria for extending assistance

Emmerson Mnangagwa

President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has commended the Nigerian Government for extending relief items to the people of Zimbabwe recently affected by the tropical disaster cyclone Idai. Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe Mnangagwa made the commendation when he received the Federal Government delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, on Wednesday, May 15, ...

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Cyclone Idai: Nigeria to assist in rehabilitation, reconstruction of Mozambique

Cyclone Idai

Nigeria on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Maputo pledged to assist in the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Mozambique, which was recently hit by a tropical disaster, Cyclone Idai. Cyclone Idai lays waste to parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, made the pledge when he handed over relief items to Mr Antonio Tchamo, the Permanent ...

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Death toll rises to 87 in South Africa floods

Flooding in South Africa

The South African authorities on Friday, May 3, 2019 revised the death toll from the recent flooding to 87, up from the previous 70. Flooding in South Africa The widespread flooding over the Easter weekend resulted in the loss of 87 lives in KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and the Free State provinces. Kwa-Zulu Natal, however, accounts for 71 of the fatalities, ...

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World Bank scales up support for Cyclone Idai hit nations to $700m

Cyclone Idai

The World Bank has increased emergency support for the three southern African countries affected by a devastating cyclone that killed hundreds in March to $700 million, the lender said on Friday, May 3, 2019. Cyclone Idai lays waste to parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi More than 1,000 people were killed across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi after Cyclone Idai, the worst ...

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Bangladesh evacuates millions, braces for cyclone Fani

Cyclone Fani

Bangladesh has begun evacuating 2.5 million people as the extremely dangerous cyclone Fani is closing on the southern coast of the country. Cyclone Fani According to a met office bulletin on Friday, May 3, 2019, after hitting the Puri coast in India’s Odisha, the cyclone is now staying at 605 km southwest of Bangladesh’s Mongla Port in southern Khulna region ...

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India evacuating 1.2 m people as cyclone menaces East coast


India has accelerated efforts to evacuate more than a million people along its Northeast coastline as a cyclone intensifies ahead of landfall on Friday, May 3, 2019 with thousands of villagers piling household possessions on to trucks before fleeing their homes. The after effect of a cyclone in the town of Rakiraki in Fiji’s Ra Province. Severe cyclonic storm Fani ...

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NIMET urges policymakers to plan early to prevent flood


The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) has urged stakeholders in disaster management as well as policymakers to plan early to prevent flooding, rather than sitting back to manage its occurrence. Flooding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State: Flooding is said to have become a national annual embarrassment in Nigeria Alhaji Yusuf Mailadi, the Director, Applied Meteorological Services, NIMET, made this call on the ...

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