DESASTRES | DISASTERS

16-Feb-2021 to 13:00

60 people perish in DRC shipwreck

APA-Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo) — At least sixty people have drowned and several hundred others remain missing after a shipwreck on the Congo River near Kinshasa on Sunday evening.

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16-Feb-2021 to 11:05

ICRC to scale up support to conflict-hit Mozambique region – Official

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The International Committee of the Red Cross has pledged to scale up its humanitarian support to Mozambique amid deteriorating crises triggered by armed conflict in the north of the country, natural disasters and COVID-19.

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12-Feb-2021 to 07:58

Mozambique: Experts warn of floods in Maputo, other regions

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Mozambique’s National Meteorological Institute (INAM) has warned of bad weather accompanied by heavy rains and strong winds starting on Friday in three provinces in the south of the country, including the region where the capital Maputo is located.

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27-Jan-2021 to 15:15

Malawi gov’t, WFP partner on food assistance programme

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — The Malawi government and UN World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a US$80 million food hamper and cash voucher assistance programme to assist more than 2.6 million people facing hunger between now and the next harvest expected in March/April.

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27-Jan-2021 to 11:08

Cyclone Eloise claims 15 lives in SADC region – Masisi

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Tropical Cyclone Eloise claimed the lives of at least 15 people in five southern African countries and left thousands of others without homes, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) said on Wednesday.

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25-Jan-2021 to 13:51

Tropical storm wreaks havoc in S/Africa’s Limpopo region

APA-Polokwane (South Africa) — Tropical Storm Eloise has hit South Africa’s Kruger National Park, flooding the area and other parts of Limpopo province where bridges have been washed away, several houses destroyed and vehicles swept away, weather experts said on Monday.

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25-Jan-2021 to 08:18

Mozambique: Cyclone Eloise leaves trail of destruction

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Tropical Cyclone Eloise dumped large amounts of rains on Mozambique at the weekend and triggered severe winds that destroyed thousands of buildings, displaced about 7,000 people and destroyed crops, the country’s relief agency said on Sunday.

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