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Malaysia’s floods worsen as numbers of dead, displaced rise

Malaysia flood

The number of people displaced by deadly seasonal flooding in Malaysia has climbed by around 11,000 over the past day to reach almost 50,000. Flood ravages Malaysia The Department of Social Welfare said on Friday, January 8, 2021 that 47,797 people had been evacuated from flooded regions, mostly along the east coast of peninsular Malaysia, with the state of Pahang worst-hit. Three related ...

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Flooding affects 129,000, kills 68 – NEMA

AVM Muhammadu Muhammed

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that no fewer than 129,000 persons were affected, while 68 persons were killed by flooding in different parts of the country this year. AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (Rtd), Director-General of NEMA Retired AVM Muhammadu Muhammed, the Director-General of the agency, disclosed this at the 2020 Flood After Action Review Technical Meeting organised for ...

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Worried over flooding, govt reiterates commitment to address menace

Nigeria flood

The Federal Government on Thursday, December 3, 2020 expressed concern over the increase of flooding and reiterated commitment to intensify efforts to effectively address the situation. Residents steer a dugout canoe past flooded houses following heavy rain in the Nigerian town of Lokoja, in Kogi State, on September 14, 2018. Photo credit: AFP / Sodiq Adelakun Minister of Environment, Dr ...

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Over 1m people affected by floods in South Sudan, says UN

South Sudan flood

The UN humanitarian agency said an estimated 1.03 million people have been affected by flooding across South Sudan since July 2020. Flooding in South Sudan The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) disclosed this on Thursday, November 19 in Juba. The UN said Jonglei region has been the worst affected with 404,000 people, followed by the Greater ...

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Bayelsa inaugurates technical study to address flooding


The Bayelsa State Government says it has adopted scientific methods in finding solutions to the adverse impact of perennial flooding in the state due to its topography. Flooding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State Mr Moses Teibowei, the Bayelsa Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, said in Yenagoa, the state capital, on Friday, October 30, 2020 that results of the technology driven solution ...

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Sokoto needs N20bn to fix damages caused by flood – Gov

Aminu Tambuwal

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State says the state government needs about N20 billion to fix the damages caused by flood across the state. Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State Tambuwal stated this on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 in Sokoto, the state capital, when he received the report of the special committee on 2020 flood disaster, chaired by Dr Jabbi ...

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Govt provides relief to flood-hit states

Anambra Floods

The Director-General, Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NHSA), Mr. Clement Nze, has said that the Federal Government provided relief to cushion the effects of flooding in the affected states. A submerged community in Anambra State Nze said on Friday, October 23, 2020 in Abuja, that the relief followed the setting up of a Presidential Committee on Flood Relief and Rehabilitation (PCFRR) ...

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117 dead, 21 missing in Central Vietnam’s natural disasters


Floods, landslides and other natural disasters triggered by downpours have left 117 people dead and 21 others missing in Vietnam’s central and central highlands regions since October. Flooding in Central Vietnam The country’s Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control made the announcement on Friday, October 23, 2020 adding that the fatalities were up from 114. According to ...

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Devastating floods force Bayelsa to close schools

Douye Diri

Following the devastation caused by flood, Governor Douye Diri has directed the immediate closure of all primary and secondary schools across Bayelsa State. Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State In a statement on Sunday, October 18, 2020, the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, said the directive takes effect from Monday, October 19. The statement said Governor Diri’s decision ...

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Riverine states urged to set aside 5% of annual budget to address flooding

Senator Stella Oduah

The senator representing Anambra North Senatorial District in the ninth Senate, Sen. Stella Oduah, has advised states communities prone to floods to set aside five per cent of their annual budget revenue to mitigate the natural phenomenon. Senator Stella Oduah Sen. Oduah, gave the advice in an interview on Sunday, October 18, 2020 in Abuja, underlined the need to address ...

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