Massive wildfires burning in Alberta, Canada

Massive wildfires burning in Alberta, Canada

Several wildfires have broken out through Northern Alberta Region, Canada since May 23, forcing authorities to evacuate thousands of people. Provincial authorities reported 17 active fires on May 23, with the most affected area near the town of High Level, Mackenzie…

Severe storms and new wave of floods claim 24 lives across Iran

Severe storms and new wave of floods claim 24 lives across Iran

At least 24 people have been killed and 55 injured in a new wave of severe storms and torrential rainfall that has pounded Iran for the past two weeks. Official emergency aid was delivered to 83 cities and villages across flood-hit Iran, authorities said. According…

Severe floods kill 5, leave crop damage and thousands homeless, Tanzania

Severe floods kill 5, leave crop damage and thousands homeless, Tanzania

Flooding in Tanzania has killed five people and forced about 2 500 to flee their homes after a week of torrential rain in the country's south. Paddy crops have been destroyed giving rise to fears that food shortages are imminent, local media report. Schools have…

Record May snowfall in Switzerland

Record May snowfall in Switzerland

Historic Arctic blast affecting much of Europe over the past couple of days brought record amounts of snowfall for the month of May to parts of Switzerland. Capital Bern received 4 cm (1.57 inches) of snow on May 5, breaking the previous record for the month set…

Severe drought in Angola puts 2.3 million people at risk

Severe drought in Angola puts 2.3 million people at risk

2.3 million people in Angola are facing security and nutrition crisis in northern Angola. 141 600 are estimated to be in need of clean drinking water and 245 565 children under the age of 5 are estimated to be screened for malnutrition in 28 municipalities in…

Bulusan volcano alert level raised, Philippines

Bulusan volcano alert level raised, Philippines

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raised the alert level of Bulusan Volcano, the southernmost volcano on Luzon Island in the Republic of the Philippines, from Alert Level 0 (normal) to Alert Level 1 (abnormal). The local government…

6 killed, 2 injured after flash floods in Guangdong province, China

6 killed, 2 injured after flash floods in Guangdong province, China

Six people were confirmed dead and two injured in a flash flood that hit a village in Jitian Township, Qingyuan, south China's Guangdong Province on the night of April 29, 2019, local authorities said. Late afternoon on Saturday, April 27, 2019, a torrential…