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700,000 South Sudanese hit by worst floods in decades, says UN

Stéphane Dujarric

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 said it was alarmed by the humanitarian impact of the worst flooding in decades in South Sudan, as it affected more than 700,000 people across the country. UN Spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, disclosed this at a news conference at the  UN headquarters in New ...

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NEMA tasks residents in flood plains on positive attitude

Ahmed Habib

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has called on people living in flood prone areas to have a change of attitude towards the environment to minimise the negative impacts of floods. Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr Ahmed Habib Mr Justin Uwazuruonue, Head, Abuja Area Operation Office of NEMA, made the call in Lokoja, Kogi State, on Wednesday, September ...

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Osun alerts residents on flood prevention

Gboyega Oyetola

 Osun State Government on Sunday, September 12, 2021 in Iwo urged residents to be alive to their responsibilities in the prevention and management of flood. Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State Mr Rufus Oyegbile, Special Adviser to Gov. Gboyega Oyetola on Environment and Sanitation, gave the charge at the inauguration of the dredging of rivers and waterways in Iwo Local Government Area of ...

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We are ready for predicted flooding – South-South states

Yenagoa

The Edo State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) says it has made adequate arrangements to mitigate flooding in the state as the year runs out. Flooding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State Director of SEMA, Mrs Carol Odion, stated this in Benin City, the state capital while answering questions during a survey on preparedness of South-South states for predicted 2021 flooding. Odion said ...

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Residents in flood prone areas say nowhere to relocate

Flood in Niger State

Some residents living in flood-prone areas of Kaduna State say they will not relocate as they had nowhere to go in spite of predicted increase in flooding. A flooded community in Niger State One of them, Mrs Anna Okolie, said during a survey on preparedness for predicted flooding, that her family members decided to stay because they had invested a ...

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NEMA, stakeholders engage in flood mitigating actions in South-East

Anambra flood

Environment stakeholders have embarked on flood mitigating actions and public education on adequate preparation to forestall the negative effects of flooding in Nigeria’s South-East region. Flooding in Anambra State In Enugu State, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it has embarked on massive sensitisation in local governments on need to build temporary shelter camps in flood prone communities. The ...

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Benue asks residents to relocate from flood prone areas

Makurdi

The Benue State Government has again asked people residing in all flood prone areas to immediately relocate to safer places ahead of the anticipated overflow of River Benue. A flooded neighbourhood in Makurdi Commissioner for Water Resources and Environment, Mr Dondo Ahire, said on Friday, September 3, 2021 that NiMet had already predicted heavy rains for the month of September ...

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Oyetola tasks Osun residents on flood control

Gboyega Oyetola

Gov. Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun has urged residents of the state to cooperate with government in prevention of flood disaster and other environmental hazards. Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State Oyetola made the call  during an engagement meeting with the Young Farmers Association (YFA), Osun Chapter, on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in Osogbo, the state capital. The governor was represented at ...

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North-East stakeholders express readiness to tackle flooding

Yola flood

Stakeholders from the North-East region in Nigeria have expressed readiness to combat predicted incidents of flooding as the year gradually begins its last lap. Flooding in Yola Some of the stakeholders have also proffered strategic solutions towards mitigating flooding now and in the future. Dr Abubakar Gabarin, Head of Operations, Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency (BASEMA), said the agency had ...

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2021 Floods: NEMA calls for stakeholders’ effective response

Yenagoa

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has called on stakeholders to work together to strengthen community resilience and response to floods in the country. Flooding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State Mr Mustapha Ahmed, Director-General, NEMA, made the call at a National Consultative Workshop on 2021 Flood Preparedness, Mitigation and Response, on Thursday, August 26, 2021 in Abuja. Ahmed said that the ...

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