Somali aid workers warn of flood-related health crisis

Somali aid workers warn of flood-related health crisis

Recent flooding has brought disaster to parts of Somalia, with heavy Deyr-season rains sending the Shabelle and Juba rivers over their banks and forcing some 273,000 people from their homes in the southern part of the nation. That’s raised fears of malaria and other disease outbreaks in the affected regions….

Floods in Sudan kill at least 54 people

Floods in Sudan kill at least 54 people

Floods in Sudan have claimed at least 54 lives so far this rainy season, with impacts in almost all of the 18 states in the country. Most of the fatalities have occurred when the roofs of homes collapsed or people were electrocuted. The heavy rains that began August 13 have…

Nigeria sets up 5 regional flood response centers

Nigeria has activated five emergency command centers to better coordinate the response to deadly flooding, which has claimed more than 100 lives along the Niger and Benue rivers in the country’s southeast. The flooding has left some 600,000 people displaced, according to the European Union humanitarian aid office for emergency…

Ivoirian PM appeals for calm as 18 die in Abidjan floods

At least 18 people have died in flash flooding that hit in and around the capital city of Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire on Tuesday, according to emergency personnel. Video from Côte d’Ivoire shared on social media appeared to show streets that turned into swollen and raging rivers, sweeping vehicles away…

2 die in Somalia flooding ahead of tropical storm landfall

Meteorologists tracking Sagar, a relatively rare tropical storm that strengthened as it crossed the entire Gulf of Aden, are expecting landfall on Saturday near the Djibouti-Somalia border. It has potential impacts for Ethiopia too as it reaches the Horn of Africa. Flash floods were reported in the Bari region of…

Major flooding in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is now facing major flooding due to torrential downpours. Reuters reported that at least four people have died due to the flooding along with many injuries. The government has now officially ordered people to stay home due to the danger caused by the floods. However, they have advised…