Tags : natural disasters

Deadly Floods Displaces 40,000 In South Africa’s Coastal City

One week after heavy torrential rains hit South Africa, rescue operators have recorded a death toll of at least 443 people, with at least 63 others still missing. Heavy flood engulfed the KwaZulu-Natal province in the port city of Durban last week, pulling buildings and people along with it. Official data from government agencies shared that […]Read More

Cyclone Batsirai: 48,000 People In Need Of New Homes In

An intense tropical storm tagged Cyclone Batsirai has struck several villagers in Madagascar, sweeping away the homes of over 48,000 people with a death toll of at least 10 people, the country’s office of disaster and risk management reports. Among the regions heavily affected by the storm is the small town of Ambalavao, about 460km (286 […]Read More

Volcanic Eruption In La Palma: Why Africa Should Be Worried

A severe volcanic eruption rocked the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands archipelago off northwest Africa, forcing the evacuation of 6,000 people on Sunday, September 19, 2021. While thousands of small earthquakes have erupted on the island with a population of 85,000 people, research experts are putting out words… You must be registered to […]Read More

UN Calls For Integrated Approach For Lasting Solutions To Natural

The United Nations has asked that the international community change its response to natural disasters to provide a lasting solution to the global problem. Given the ever-increasing frequency of severe weather events, human-made catastrophes and epidemics, piecemeal and fragmented responses will fail to address root causes and may in fact compound the challenges, a new […]Read More