Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association, NECA, has raised the alarm over the recent flood ravaging many parts of the country, saying it had worsened the socio-economic woes of Nigerians.
Nigeria is suffering its worst flooding in a decade largely because of heavy rain and climate change. Properties worth millions have been lost with hundreds injured. GuardianTV speaks to a resident of Bayelsa, one of the many states badly hit by the flood, and here is how she narrated the current state of things in the South-South state.
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.
Nigeria's emergency management agency says deadly flooding since the start of the rainy season could get worse due to heavy rainfall and the opening of flood gates in neighboring Cameroon.
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.
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.
Authorities are racing to evacuate residents as provinces brace for more flooding. Pakistan's top climate official Sherry Rahman tells DW much of the country "resembles a small ocean."
As yearly floods increase in severity, residents are increasingly struggling to rebuild their homes.
Residents in some regions of northeastern Japan woke up to flooded roads on Thursday (August 4) following torrential rains overnight. Television footage showed inundated roads and partially submerged houses in Yamagata prefecture.
The death toll in torrential floods in the US state of Kentucky continued to rise days after floods began. The flooding has swamped towns across the Appalachian mountain region of the central eastern United States.
Helicopters and sniffer dogs joined search and rescue teams on the ground, looking for bodies after heavy rains caused flooding , close to Durban in South Africa on Tuesday
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged to help the victims of devastating east coast floods on Wednesday, as the death toll rose to 259 from heavy rains that washed out roads and disrupted shipping in one of Africa's busiest ports.