Providing shelter, food and water. Rising flood waters and heavy rainfall has killed around 100 people and destroyed over 100.000 homes. Flooding caused by seasonal heavy rainfall, mostly in neighboring Ethiopia, led the Nile River to rise about 17.5 meters late in August, the highest level it has reached in about a century. The ministry said water levels of the Blue Nile are higher than the 1988 flood levels that destroyed tens of thousands of homes in several parts of Sudan and displaced over one million people. Tens of thousands of refugees and internally displaced people were affected, particularly in North Darfur province, where 15 people have died and a further 23 have gone missing.
Sudan experiences a rainy season every June through October, but this year’s rains are unusually heavy. When water levels peaked last Friday night, the Blue Nile one of the Nile’s two major tributaries rose to more than 57 feet high, breaking records set in 1946 and 1988. The U.N. refugee agency, or UNHCR.
Heavy rains in the area of western Uganda swept away homes, schools, submerged farms, cut off bridges and left several roads inaccessible, affecting 24,760 houses and an estimated 173,000 people.
High Flood water destroyed the Nyamwamba hydroelectric power station and overran the wards, and drug stores of Kilembe Mines hospital.
The villages of Kyanjuki, Bulembia and Katiri are now buried under mud and huge stones that were propelled down the mountain. Homes on lower land are submerged in water.
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More than 100 dead and thousands left homeless after floods and landslides across Kenya. Some houses were covered by mud, while others are uninhabitable because underground water is seeping in submerging homes. Farms have been destroyed by the floods destroying tons of food. We need to provide additional shelter and food, due to concerns that coronavirus could spread due to overcrowding.
A locust infestation in the Horn of Africa is bringing about one of the worst food crises in the region in more than 70 years, officials have warned.
In the past few weeks, locusts have swarmed Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, and most recently South Sudan, devouring crops and pastures. There is always a risk when you have people in acute food insecurity that famine is not very far. In a day locusts can devour enough food to feed some 34 million people. Opulent Philanthropy Inc. is raising funds for the aerial spraying of pesticides to save crops and provide food.
More than 200,000 people, half of them children, have fled their homes following massive floods that have left most of a town in central Somalia under water.
People have been evacuated using tractors and boats from neighborhoods that have been submerged in water in Beledweyne town after days of rainfall and flooding, the charity said. Thousands of residents in makeshift camps are in desperate need of food and water.
Yaounde, Cameroon A 12-year-old girl was among those pulled out alive from the wreckage of a landslide that has so far killed 42 people in western Cameroon.
Her father, Tabou Victor had gone to bed on Monday night with his four children, three girls and a boy, when part of his house collapsed in Bamoungoum village near the regional city of Bafoussam.
Rescue workers also recovered the bodies of 26 children and four pregnant women from scene of the disaster, a medical official said. Save The Children
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