Environment - Flood
  • Benin: Gov't. assists flood victims with 400 million CFAF
    22 september 2017 13:51:08
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - The Beninese government will release 425,082,000 CFA franc to assist the victim of the recent floods that affected nine communes in the country, official sources told PANA on Friday. Full text...

  • Botswana: 184 households hit by floods in Botswana
    23 february 2017 18:19:19
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana’s National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) has reported over 180 households affected by floods caused by heavy rains recorded across the country this week. Full text...

  • Botswana: Met issues floods alert in Botswana
    08 february 2017 12:58:18
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana’s meteorological services has issued a floods alert, saying the country’s Gantsi district in the western part bordering Namibia could be affected. Full text...

  • Egypt: 2 dozens perish in severe flooding in Egypt
    30 october 2016 12:08:40
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - About 24 persons may have been killed and 72 others injured as heavy floods, caused by torrential rains, swept through parts of Egypt, local newspapers reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Flooding in 30 Nigerian States kill 29
    23 september 2016 15:10:46
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) says 29 persons have been killed in 99 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in 30 states of Nigeria already affected by flood. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Meteorological agency warns of flooding in 11 of 36 Nigerian States
    08 august 2016 15:19:43
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) on Monday issued an alert of possible flooding in 11 of the country's 36 States between August and November. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian emergency agency warns of flooding from rising level of River Niger
    06 august 2016 14:01:27
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Following intense rainfall and rising water level of the River Niger in Burkina Faso and Niger Republic, the Nigerian National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Saturday advised communities along the river to evacuate immediately to safer ground over the likelihood of floods that may occur at any moment. Full text...

  • Sudan: Heavy rains, floods kill dozens, destroy dwellings in Sudan
    04 august 2016 14:16:44
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan on Thursday said torrential rains and floods have killed over 70 people and left thousands without shelter, the worst hit states being North Darfur in the far West and Kasala, near the borders with Ethiopia and Eritrea. Full text...

  • UN: UNHCR stresses need to tackle displacement by floods, drought
    16 december 2015 19:25:14
    New York, US (PANA) - With conflicts in the Middle East and Africa driving unprecedented Full text...

  • UN: OCHA says floods damage affects humanitarian delivery in Central Somalia
    24 november 2015 15:16:02
    New York, US (PANA) - The floods caused by recent heavy rainfalls in South Central Somalia Full text...

  • UN: UN boosts El Nino preparedness, relief in Somalia, urges more funding
    13 october 2015 14:34:54
    New York, US (PANA) - Efforts have been ramped up recently to mitigate the impact of floods Full text...

  • Kenya: Scores killed after flash floods sweep Kenyan town
    29 april 2015 17:12:41
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Scores of people have been killed by flash floods which hit Narok town, 150 km outside Nairobi, destroying houses, cars and other property, rescue workers and government officials said Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN: UN agency begins relocation of 50,000 flood-affected refugees in Ethiopia
    17 march 2015 18:24:38
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday said Full text...

  • Tunisia: Heavy rains wash away houses across Tunisia
    28 february 2015 16:19:44
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Heavy rains and landslides have caused the collapse of houses in several Tunisian regions, near the border with Algeria, sources close to the services of the Tunisian civil protection said on Saturday. Full text...

  • UN: WFP delivers vital supplies for Malawi flood victims
    23 february 2015 19:34:21
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has announced the delivery Full text...

  • UN: UN, partners seek US$30 million for flood response, recovery in Mozambique
    13 february 2015 19:56:02
    New York, US (PANA) - UN agencies joined the wider humanitarian community and non-governmental organizations in Mozambique to launch on Friday a US$30.1 million response and recovery proposal to meet the needs of more than 160,000 people affected by hard-hitting floods in the Zambezia Province of central Mozambique. Full text...

  • Malawi: Flood disrupt schooling in Malawi
    18 january 2015 15:44:37
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - A total of 415 schools have been affected by the severe flooding ravaging parts of Malawi, with 234 either having their roofs blown off or submerged, Vice President Saulos Chilima said on Sunday. Full text...

  • UN: Major floods in Malawi, Mozambique force thousands to flee their homes – UN
    17 january 2015 05:13:42
    New York, US (PANA) - UN agencies are gearing up for relief efforts in Malawi and neighbouring Full text...

  • Malawi: Malawi's death toll climbs to 176 as violent rainstorms continue
    16 january 2015 16:27:23
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - The death toll in Malawi's raging floods has climbed to 176 with hundreds others still missing especially in the southern Lower Shire Valley, Vice President Saulos Chilima confirmed Friday in Blantyre. Full text...

  • Malawi: Mutharika declares 10 districts 'disaster areas' over violent flood
    15 january 2015 07:05:20
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi President Peter Mutharika has declared ten of the country's 28 districts 'disaster areas' following the devastating flood that has engulfed almost half of the southern African country. Full text...

  • Malawi: 12 more die in violent flood
    15 january 2015 06:55:12
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Twelve more people have been killed across Malawi after they were washed away by flood, PANA reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Malawi: Mutharika declares 10 districts 'disaster areas' due to floods in Malawi
    13 january 2015 17:42:08
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi President Peter Mutharika has declared 10 of the country's 28 districts 'disaster areas' following devastating floods that have engulfed almost half of the southern African country. Full text...

  • Malawi: Flash floods wreck havoc in Malawi, claim at least 21 lives
    13 january 2015 17:28:29
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - At least eight people were killed Tuesday in the southern district of Mulanje, about 100 km south of Malawi's commercial capital, Blantyre, after flash floods washed them away their homes, a district administration official has confirmed. Full text...

  • Togo: Lomé acquires topographic map for flood management
    10 november 2014 13:45:25
    Lome, Togo (PANA) - The Togolese government has acquired a topographic map to enhance its flood management ability for the capital city, Lomé, and its surroundings, PANA learnt Monday from official sources. Full text...

  • Sudan: Floods kill 17 in Sudanese capital, leave thousands homeless
    05 august 2014 16:54:47
    Khartoum, Sudan ( PANA ) - Seventeen people were killed and thousands rendered homeless in the Sudanese national capital, Khartoum, following heavy rains and floods that devastated vast areas of the city since the weekend, officials said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cameroon: FDA grants Cameroon 52b CFAF loan to deal with floods in Yaounde
    25 june 2014 14:16:52
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - The French Development Agency (FDA) has granted Cameroon a 52.4b CFA francs loan with which to fight against floods in Yaounde, the Cameroonian capital. Full text...

  • Mali: Floods hit 400 households in Bamako
    09 june 2014 16:02:33
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Some 400 households in Bamako, the Malian capital, have been affected by the heavy rains which fell here Monday, according to a communique issued by the Malian ministry of Health and Public Hygiene. Full text...

  • Malawi: Floods kill girl, displace hundreds
    22 april 2014 14:08:32
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Heavy floods have swept to death a four-year-old girl and destroyed several houses and crop fields in Malawi's northern border district of Karonga. Full text...

  • Burundi: 51 killed in flash flood
    10 february 2014 17:45:09
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - At least 51 persons were killed Sunday night by flash flood, triggered by heavy rains in the northern suburbs of the capital city, Bujumbura, according to the provisional death toll released Monday by the Burundian Ministry of Public Security. Full text...

  • Torrential rain hinders relief efforts in flooded Puntland
    15 november 2013 11:46:57
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Relief efforts in Somalia’s flooded Puntland region came to a halt Friday after Midigar Bridge, 60 km east of the regional capital Garowe, collapsed in torrential rains, Ethiopia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement. Full text...

  • AU Special Representative monitors situation in flooded Puntland region
    15 november 2013 10:53:09
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Following days of heavy storm and flooding this week in Somalia’s Puntland region, the Special Representative of the African Union Commission Chairperson for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif, said Friday that he was closely monitoring the situation in which at least 300 people are feared to have lost their lives. Full text...

  • Flooding imminent in 4 States in northern Nigeria - Met Services
    12 september 2013 18:56:51
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Citing the saturation of soil moisture, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency Thursday warned of imminent flooding in four States in northern Nigeria -- Bauchi, Kaduna, Plateau and Gombe. Full text...

  • Darfur: Body of missing UNAMID peacekeeper recovered
    06 september 2013 07:11:57
    New York, US (PANA) - The body of a United Nations/African Union peacekeeper who went missing while assisting flood victims has been recovered in Darfur, Sudan, the UN said in a statement here on Friday. Full text...

  • Flood displaces over 100,000 people in 3 Nigerian states
    05 september 2013 08:21:16
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Flood has displaced 105,700 people so far this year in three Nigerian northern states of Bauchi, Gombe and Taraba, according to Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Muhammed Sani Sidi. Full text...

  • UN, partners assist thousands affected by floods in Sudan
    27 august 2013 21:14:22
    New York, US (PANA) – The UN and its partners in Sudan are providing emergency support for hundreds of thousands of people affected by flooding since the start of August, the world body said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • 'Vital aid reaches 12,000 flood victims in Sudan'
    17 august 2013 12:36:02
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The International Committee of the Red Crescent on Saturday said humanitarian and emergency aid assistance has now reached hundreds of people affected by recent floods in and outside Khartoum, the Sudanese capital. Full text...

  • UN says more people affected by flash floods in Sudan
    15 august 2013 13:26:21
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Humanitarian and international organizations Thursday said 33 people were killed and more than 140,000 others affected by recent rains and flash floods in the Sudan, with Khartoum, the capital, sustaining most of the damages. Full text...

  • Death toll in SA, Mozambique flood rises to 69
    29 january 2013 10:53:40
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The death toll in the flooding that has ravaged South Africa's Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces as well as neighbouring Mozambique has risen to 69 by Tuesday, as relief efforts continue. Full text...

  • Shell Petroleum donates US$ 1m to Nigeria's Flood Relief Fund
    27 october 2012 15:05:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) has donated US$ 1 million towards relief efforts in support of persons displaced by floods in 24 states across Nigeria, the oil giants said in a press statement, issued Thursday and received by PANA here Saturday. Full text...

  • Flood disaster: Nigeria President's country home submerged
    17 october 2012 15:30:03
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The country home of Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan in Otuoke in the oil-rich Bayelsa state has almost been submerged by water following the massive flooding that hit the community and others in the state. Full text...

  • ECOWAS commiserates with Nigeria over floods
    15 october 2012 14:19:40
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Commission has commiserated with the government and people of Nigeria over the devastating floods that have claimed lives and caused substantial damage to property in different parts of the country. Full text...

  • Floods kill 91 in Niger
    12 october 2012 15:13:42
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) - The recent floods in Niger have killed 91 people and caused significant damage, the cabinet director of the Prime Minister of Niger, Aghaly Abdoulkader, said Friday in an address to mark the International Day of disaster risk reduction. Full text...

  • Nigerian president inaugurates flood relief committee
    11 october 2012 18:52:44
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday in Abuja inaugurated the national committee on flood relief and rehabilitation, vowing that his government would do everything possible to cushion the pain of the flood victims. Full text...

  • Jonathan tours flood-ravaged areas of Nigeria
    10 october 2012 16:38:20
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will Thursday begin the first-phase of an inspection tour of States affected by the flood disaster in the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria to spend 17.6b naira to mitigate effects of 'unprecedented' flooding
    09 october 2012 07:39:46
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria is to spend a total of 17.6 billion naira to mitigate the effects of ''unprecedented'' flooding that has left thousands homeless, swept away farmlands and destroyed roads and bridges, President Goodluck Jonathan announced Tuesday morning (US$1=157 Naira). Full text...

  • Flood displaces 73,000 in Nigerian state
    25 september 2012 12:46:05
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Some 73,000 people have been displaced by flooding in Nigeria's central state of Kogi, according to the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA). Full text...

  • Flood in northern Cameroon displaces 6,000
    23 september 2012 11:58:19
    Maga, Cameroon (PANA) - Flooding that has affected six of Cameroon's 11 districts has left 6,000 people displaced in Maga, the most affected district. Full text...

  • Worst flooding in 80 years affects millions in Niger
    20 september 2012 15:33:16
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - International aid agency Oxfam on Thursday warned that devastating floods in Niger are affecting more than 500,000 people, most of whose basic needs are not being met. Full text...

  • President Paul Biya consoles flood victims in northern Cameroon
    19 september 2012 16:32:39
    Douala, Cameroon (PANA) - Cameroonian President Paul Biya, was due in Garoua, the capital of the Northern Province, Wednesday to console victims of the massive floods that reportedly left 14 people dead and uprooted 20,000 others from their homes, PANA learnt from official sources. Full text...

  • Fresh floods displace about 13,500 in 30 communities in north-eastern Nigeria
    18 september 2012 21:26:55
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - A new wave of floods have hit the north-eastern Nigerian State of Taraba with the Nigerian National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) registering 13,428 internally displaced people in 30 communities that have been submerged by flood waters. Full text...

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