Drought and flood-ridden California mulls ways to store storm water
12 January 2023 | 5:14 am
Europe is facing its worst drought in at least 500 years, with two-thirds of the continent in a state of alert or warning, reducing inland shipping, electricity production and the yields of certain crops, a European Union agency said on Tuesday.
A fast-moving wildfire in northern California has forced thousands of people from their homes. The so-called Mill Fire is moving at a "dangerous rate of speed," officials have said.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is likely to appeal for more international aid for Pakistan's flood victims when he arrives in the South Asian country on Friday. But is the aid reaching those who really need it?
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has arrived in Pakistan to draw global attention to the devastating floods that have inundated nearly one-third of the South Asian nation.
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Africa's rivers are lifelines. But extreme weather often poses a threat to those who live on their banks. Early-warning weather systems are in need of improvement, experts say.
Nigeria is battling one of the worst floods the West African nation has seen in over a decade. In 2022 alone, over 300 people have been killed, including at least 20 from last week.
Over 1 million Somalis have been displaced by a devastating drought that has destroyed livelihoods in the Horn of Africa leaving families hungry. Affected Somalis are struggling to cope with the impact of conflict, climate shocks and a rise in global food prices as experts warn of an impending famine.
Residents of Kogi – the state most affected by the recent deluge in parts of Nigeria – urgently need help and are calling on the state and federal governments, as well as well-meaning individuals and organisations, to come to their aid.
Pakistan is dealing with its worst climate disaster on record. UN figures estimate some 1,700 people have lost their lives. Millions remain displaced. In the Sindh province, most villages are either still underwater, or surrounded by stagnant, dirty water leading to a spike in waterborne diseases.
In the past few decades, Somalia’s droughts have increased both in intensity and in number due to climate change. It is now facing a famine that threatens the lives of millions of people, especially children. The United Nations says there are staggering levels of malnutrition among children under the age of five. T
The region's worst drought in decades has left residents of the Toliara region in dire need of food and water. The region in the southern part of the island is bracing for difficult times due to anticipated low rainfall.
Hundreds of mothers and their children are destitute as a severe drought continues to threaten death on a scale not seen in half a century, a spokesperson for UNICEF said on Tuesday.
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