Floods hit Indonesian capital
23 February 2021 | 8:58 am
Overnight torrential rains have pounded Indonesia's capital Jakarta and surrounding areas, triggering floods. Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate and move to shelters. "I was so afraid of being swept away by the floodwater," said one local resident.
The Indonesian government has called on police to find the "perpetrators" of the tragedy that left 125 dead. Another fact-finding team will look into the causes of the events.
At least half a million Nigerians have been impacted by flooding this year. Farmers are worried the rising waters will push food bills higher in a nation where millions have fallen into food poverty in the past two years.
It's been 20 years since the Bali bombings in 2002. Indonesia's worst terror attack led to huge counterterrorism and deradicalization efforts. DW met a person who joined an Indonesian deradicalization program and came out the other side.
Hundreds people fled their homes and businesses in Chad after massive flooding hit the 9th district of Ndjamena on Thursday.
Prolonged drought followed by the heaviest seasonal rains in decades have left herds of cattle, on which Chad's nomads depend, emaciated and producing little milk.
More than 600 lives have been lost and over a million have been impacted by flooding across Nigeria. In the worst-hit state of Jigawa, densely populated towns are now empty and displaced residents are in camps across the state.
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Hundreds of thousands of homes have been destroyed and communities left stranded in Nigeria's worst flooding in years. DW's Flourish Chukwurah traveled to Tombia, a town in Bayelsa State, whose residents have largely been displaced by the floodwaters.
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo pledged financial assistance to the victims of the deadly earthquake. During the visit to area, he also urged rescuers to focus on people still trapped under the rubble.
Indonesian rescue workers were racing on Tuesday to reach people still trapped in rubble a day after an earthquake devastated a West Java town, killing at least 252 people and injuring hundreds, as officials warned the death toll may rise.
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