Widespread flooding hits Central Region of Malawi, including capital Lilongwe

Widespread flooding hits Central Region of Malawi, including capital Lilongwe

Torrential rains since Monday, February 24, 2020, have led to widespread flooding in the Central Region of Malawi, including capital city Lilongwe. Local police reported four fatalities on Wednesday, February 26, due to weather-related incidents. Streets of Lilongwe…

Natural disasters claim over 1 200 lives across East and Southern Africa

Natural disasters claim over 1 200 lives across East and Southern Africa

Save the Children's new analysis on December 2, 2019, shows that more than 1 200 people have lost their lives so far this year in natural disasters such as cyclones, floods, and landslides across East and Southern Africa, particularly Mozambique, Somalia, Kenya,…

Deadly landslide hits Malawi after heavy rain

Deadly landslide hits Malawi after heavy rain

At least 3 people have been killed, 9 injured and 5 are still missing after a deadly landslide hit Rumphi District of Malawi's Northern Region during early morning hours of April 20, 2019. Heavy rain fell in the area that shifted rocks and triggered the…

TC Idai death toll rises to 63, severe flash floods hit KwaZulu-Natal

TC Idai death toll rises to 63, severe flash floods hit KwaZulu-Natal

The death toll from the floods produced by extremely dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Idai" rose to 63 and the number of affected people to nearly 1 million on March 13, 2019. Heavy rain has also affected South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal, claiming lives of at…

At least 56 dead, 115 000 affected as severe floods hit Malawi

At least 56 dead, 115 000 affected as severe floods hit Malawi

Heavy rains and floods have affected most parts of the Southern Region in Malawi, following the formation of a tropical disturbance over the Mozambique Channel earlier in the week. At least 13 districts have been impacted, with Nsanje and Phalombe hardest hit, UN…

Rare M5.6 earthquake hits Mozambique – Malawi border, followed by M5.2

Rare M5.6 earthquake hits Mozambique – Malawi border, followed by M5.2

Two rare M5 earthquakes hit Mozambique – Malawi border region on March 8, 2018. The first, registered by the USGS as M5.6, hit at 08:49 UTC at a depth of 6.4 km (4 miles) and was followed by M5.2 at 09:52 UTC at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The M5.6 earthquake is…

Rivers overflow in Malawi, flooding hundreds of homes and killing 6

Rivers overflow in Malawi, flooding hundreds of homes and killing 6

Six people have been confirmed dead in central Malawi on Sunday, December 17, 2017, after heavy rains that started on Friday caused severe floods. More than 200 homes were affected and over 1 000 people left homeless. Heavy rains also hit the country's north…