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Widespread, devastating floods hit Morocco

Massive and destructive floods hit many parts of Morocco on April 24, 2020, turning streets and roads into raging rivers. In Youssoufia, damages were reported as waters ripped through neighborhoods. Traffic came to a complete halt in most urban roads in the city. ...

April 27, 2020

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More than 100 000 affected by 'once-in-a-generation' floods in Yemen, UN reports

More than 100 000 people across Yemen have been affected by torrential rains and 'once-in-a-generation' flooding, the United Nations Office of the Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator reported on April 26, 2020. On March 25, destructive flash...

April 27, 2020

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Widespread flooding hits Djibouti after more than six months' worth of rain in just several hours, East Africa

Intense rains from April 20 to 21, 2020, triggered widespread flash flooding across the city of Djibouti and its suburb of Balbala, causing eight fatalities and affecting approximately 110 000 people. The city received 80 mm (3 inches) of rain in a few hours-- more...

April 23, 2020

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Intense storm leaves 24 dead or missing, hundreds homeless in Luanda, Angola

Heavy rains and strong winds affecting Luanda, Angola from April 18 to 20, 2020, caused flooding and destruction across the capital, leaving at least 11 people dead, 13 others missing and 113 families homeless. The Cambaba River broke its banks, sending floodwater...

April 23, 2020

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Aden declared a disaster area after catastrophic flooding kills 10, Yemen

The government of Yemen has declared the port city of Aden a disaster area on April 22, 2020, following devastating flash floods caused by up to 125 mm (5 inches) of rain in just 24 hours. On average, the city receives just about 5 mm (0.19 inches) of rain in April...

April 22, 2020

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More than a month's worth of rain in 6 hours hits New Caledonia

Heavy rains from April 19 to 20, 2020 triggered dangerous flash flooding and landslides in New Caledonia. The Hienghene commune in the North Province recorded almost 200 mm (7.9 inches) of rain in just six hours-- more than the country's average rain for the...

April 21, 2020

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Severe flooding threatens millions in Afghanistan, 600 homes destroyed and 3 000 damaged

Severe flooding affecting Afghanistan over the past weeks claimed the lives of at least 56 people, as of April 21, 2020. Authorities warn more than 7 million people are still at risk. The worst affected Provinces are Badakhshan, Badghis, Baghlan, Farah, Faryab,...

April 21, 2020

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Floods and landslides kill 9, affect thousands in Rwanda and Burundi, East Africa

Intense rainfall from April 17 to 20, 2020, has resulted in fatal flooding and landslides in Rwanda and Burundi. Local media confirmed nine fatalities and around 27 000 people affected. In Rwanda, downpours triggered landslides in the district of Gicumbi in the...

April 21, 2020

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Flash floods and massive landslides wreak havoc in western Kenya

Heavy rains triggered devastating landslides and flash flooding in the counties of Elgeyo Marakwet and West Pokot, Kenya, over the weekend, leaving a path of destruction. At least 4 000 people have been displaced, 24 people are missing, and 6 were killed, including...

April 21, 2020

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Severe flooding hits DR Congo, at least 36 fatalities and 18 500 homes damaged or destroyed

Heavy rains from April 16 to 17, 2020, triggered severe flooding in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, resulting in significant damage and destruction. As of April 20, at least 36 fatalities were reported, 42 people were injured, and more than 77 000 have...

April 20, 2020

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa hit by deadly flash floods and landslides, Pakistan

Heavy rains hit the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan on April 15, 2020, resulting in flash floods and landslides in which at least 8 people lost their lives. The fatalities were reported in provincial Peshawar Lower Dir and the Mohmad tribal district. In...

April 16, 2020

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Ongoing floods affect more than 25 000 in East Java, Indonesia

Flooding across the Lamongan District in East Java, Indonesia, since April 9, 2020, hit about 7 500 houses, directly affecting more than 25 000 people. The local government responded to the situation by providing relief items to the afflicted population, however, an...

April 16, 2020

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Severe, fatal flooding continues across 14 provinces of Iran

Severe flooding continues across 14 provinces of Iran, while some areas in the country are still recovering from inundations that began in March. On April 13, the Iranian Red Crescent Society reported two fatalities, one injured, and one missing after floodwaters...

April 15, 2020

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Thousands of homes damaged as severe thunderstorms lash Thailand

Severe weather, including strong winds and thunderstorms, hit 21 provinces in north, north-east, east and central Thailand, including capital Bangkok, from April 12 to 15, 2020. As a result, two people have lost their lives and at least 3 269 houses were damaged by...

April 15, 2020

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Widespread flooding causes massive damage in Sana'a, Yemen

Heavy rains on April 13, 2020, caused widespread and severe flooding in Sana'a, Yemen, resulting in at least two fatalities and massive damage to properties. Roads remained inundated on April 14. Flash flooding in the district of Al-Sabeen killed two people...

April 15, 2020

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Widespread flooding hits capital Quito, Ecuador

Widespread flooding hit Ecuador's capital Quito on April 12, 2020, after the Cauphicho river broke its banks. More than 20 locations in the south were affected, while several houses were damaged or destroyed. In the neighborhood of San Pedro de Guajalo, the Fire...

April 14, 2020

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Thessaly declares state of emergency after days of severe weather, Greece

Severe weather affecting Greece since April 4, 2020, prompted the country's Civil Protection to declare a state of emergency in several municipalities of Thessaly Region -- South Pelion, Skopelos, and Skiathos. Torrential rainfall caused extensive damage across...

April 08, 2020