Articles tagged "east africa"

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Exceptional rainfall and record floods hit African Sahel

Exceptionally heavy rains and record floods across West, Central, and East Africa have affected millions of people in recent weeks, with more than 200 people dead and hundreds of thousands left homeless. Unprecedented rainfall has destroyed homes and crops, adding...

September 12, 2020

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25 million people may go hungry as locust plague continues in East Africa, Middle East and India

Massive swarms of locust continue to devastate huge swaths of East Africa, the Middle East, and India since January, threatening food supplies for millions. In a worst-case scenario, 5 million more people may go hungry due to the outbreak -- that's on top of the...

June 25, 2020

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Intense rains trigger deadly flash floods in Ethiopia and Somalia, 83 000 displaced

Seasonal rains continued to strengthen in most parts of East Africa during the fourth week of April 2020, leading to a significant increase in rainfall which triggered deadly flash floods in Ethiopia and Somalia. Around 83 000 people have been displaced.​ Since...

April 28, 2020

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Locust outbreak approaches full blown crisis in East Africa

East Africa is reeling from the worst invasion of locusts as the outbreak is nearing a full-blown crisis, sparking alarm among international officials. In attempts to take measures, Somalia has declared a national emergency; Kenya deployed planes spraying...

February 04, 2020

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Extreme desert locust outbreak threatens food security across East Africa

The most serious locust outbreak in decades is spreading across East Africa after recent massive floods, posing a threat to food security in some of the world's vulnerable countries. In India, Iran and Pakistan numerous Desert Locust swarms have been present...

January 20, 2020

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2.8 million affected, more than 280 killed in heavy rains caused by exceptionally strong Indian Ocean Dipole, Eastern Africa

At least 280 people have died and over 2.8 million others have been affected by the unusually heavy rains, landslides, and severe flooding across Eastern Africa, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported on Thursday, December 5, 2019....

December 05, 2019

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Heavy rains brought by strong positive IOD impact East Africa, hundreds of thousands affected

Hundreds of thousands in East Africa are now being affected by torrential rains influenced by the very strong positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), which was predicted to cause extreme rainfall in the region from October to December. The current positive IOD event has...

October 24, 2019