DESASTRES | DISASTERS

30-Jan-2019 to 16:32

Djibouti: 30 perish in double boat tragedy

APA-Djibouti (Djibouti) — At least 30 people are now known to have perished after Tuesday’s double boat tragedy off the coast of Djibouti.

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26-Jan-2019 to 16:29

Uganda launches 5-year refugee health response plan

APA-Kampala (Uganda) — Uganda’s government and development partners including UN agencies have launched a Health Response Plan to ensure equitable access to quality health services for hundreds of thousands of refugees and host communities in Uganda.

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23-Jan-2019 to 12:05

Update: Tropical storm Desmond displaces 120K in Mozambique

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique's disaster relief agency, the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) has announced that at least 120,000 people have left their flooded homes as a result of heavy rains in the central port city of Beira, caused by tropical storm Desmond.

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23-Jan-2019 to 11:12

400 people homeless as Tropical Cyclone Desmond lashes Mozambique

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — At least 400 people have vacated their homes after Mozambique's fourth largest city was inundated by flooding, following the arrival of tropical cyclone Desmond, which swept through the country's central regions on Wednesday.

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23-Jan-2019 to 10:59

S/African holidaymakers’ bodies arrive home from Mozambique

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Bodies of four South Africans who drowned at sea while on a holiday in Mozambique have been returned home, according to the deceased families' spokesperson Bongani Diako on Wednesday.

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21-Jan-2019 to 17:12

Moroccan fighter plane crashes

APA-Rabat (Morocco) — A Moroccan Royal Air Force (FAR) mirage F1 fighter jet has crashed in Taounate while on a training mission on Monday.

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19-Jan-2019 to 11:50

Mozambique: Lightning kills 25 people - INGC

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — At least 25 people have died since the start of the rainy season, being victims of lightning strikes in Zambezia province, central Mozambique.

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