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At least 20 people have been killed by floods after heavy rain in the Manyara region of northern Tanzania, the ministry of health said on Sunday, with video released by the Tanzania Red Cross Society showing muddy waters gushing down streets.
Floods caused by heavy rains across parts of Somalia have displaced more than 113,000 people and "temporarily affected" hundreds of thousands, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) said on Monday.
Many parts of Hong Kong saw flooding on Monday as Typhoon Koinu brought torrential rains during the night, forcing authorities to issue the highest level of alert for six hours. It was the second time in a month the city's authorities had sent out a "black" rain warning — the highest in Hong Kong.
Weather attribution studies connect human-caused climate change to a wave of extreme heat, storms and wildfires. But it's complicated.
Aid agencies in Libya said local authorities and charities are struggling with the scale of the disaster. Survivors are now at risk from the spread of diseases such as cholera.
Climate change is partly responsible for the floods that have devastated Libya but the legacy of civil war, political chaos and corruption have exacerbated their impact. Observers say aid is desperately needed.
A helicopter crashed while inspecting power lines damaged by storms in the Italian province of Ravenna. Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is set to leave the G7 summit in Japan earlier to lead the response to flooding.
Heavy floods have followed two days of severe rainfall in northern Italy, leaving at least three people dead. Formula One's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix has been called off.
Global warming is wreaking havoc in Western Canada where wildfires rage in Alberta and floods threaten to ravage British Columbia.
An overlap of the conflicts in Ukraine and African countries with climate change-triggered disasters around the world has increased the number of internally displaced people to a record 71.1 million at the end of 2022.
18 Dec 2022
The flood-prone capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo saw around 280 houses wiped out by the floods earlier this week. UN officials now have updated figures.