Environment - Flood
  • Nigerian govt constitutes committee on impact of floods on citizens
    15 september 2012 17:26:48
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian government Saturday announced the constitution of a special committee to assess the impact of flooding on the people, especially in North Central Nigeria. Full text...

  • Death toll from Niger floods hits 81
    13 september 2012 18:16:16
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – The death toll from the floods that ravaged Niger in the last couple of days has risen to 81, according to a report published here Tuesday by the Niger office of the humanitarian organisation, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA-Niger). Full text...

  • Africa's 3rd longest river threatens 500 communities in Nigeria
    11 september 2012 13:05:54
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - River Niger, Africa's third longest river after the Nile and the Congo River, threatens 500 communities located along its plains in Nigeria, as its swells to the highest level in 29 years, according to Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Full text...

  • Heavy rains cause floods in Senegal
    07 september 2012 22:16:49
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Several districts of the Senegalese capital, Dakar, are flooded after heavy rains lashed the city on Friday afternoon. Full text...

  • Embattled Malawi VP barred from visiting flood victims
    11 february 2012 14:58:57
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Embattled Vice-President Joyce Banda has been prevented from visiting and donating relief items to flood victims in the southernmost Lower Shire Valley district of Nsanje, district administration officials and the Vice-President have confirmed. Full text...

  • Death toll from Dar es Salaam floods hits 13
    21 december 2011 18:08:38
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The death toll from the floods following a downpour that pounded Tanzania’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, for two consecutive days has risen to 13, the state-run TBC television announced late Wednesday quoting local authorities. Full text...

  • Floods claim two more lives in Dar es Salaam
    21 december 2011 12:29:42
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Two more persons drowned in floods here Wednesday, as heavy rain pounded Tanzania’s commercial capital for the second day, bringing the death toll to six, government officials confirmed. Full text...

  • Persistent flooding: Nigeria launches web-based Early Warning System
    02 august 2011 19:21:12
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Determined to combat the adverse effect of climate change for sustainable development, food security and well being of the people, the Nigerian government has launched an automated web-based Early Warning System (EWS) which could also be used in dealing with the destructive effects of persistent flooding in the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria's ruling party, opposition tango over Lagos flood
    15 july 2011 11:54:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Politics and environment mixed Friday as Nigeria's ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the main opposition Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) clashed over the massive flooding in the country's economic hub of Lagos. Full text...

  • Nigerian Senate wants govt. to declare state of emergency in flood-ravaged areas
    14 july 2011 18:05:02
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Worried by the spate of flooding and other natural disasters that have caused loss of lives and property in the country, the Nigerian Senate Thursday called for the declaration of a state of emergency in all such affected areas. Full text...

  • Lagos flood 'not a flash in the pan'
    14 july 2011 09:03:57
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Experts have warned that the massive flooding witnessed in Nigeria's economic hub of Lagos on Sunday, after an all-day downpour, will not be a one-off event, hence residents must start taking necessary precautions. Full text...

  • Floods kill 6 in Nigeria's northern city
    23 june 2011 15:41:44
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Six people were killed as a result of the heavy rains that fell Wednesday in the Fagge area of Kano State in northern Nigeria, spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Yushau Shuaib confirmed to PANA. Full text...

  • West Africa preparing to cope with floods, other natural disasters
    26 may 2011 14:07:46
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The fifth Regional Consultation on flood preparedness and other natural disasters will hold 1-3 June in Cotonou, on the initiative of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs for West and Central Africa (OCHA), according to an official statement. Full text...

  • Rwandan govt assists flood victims
    14 march 2011 19:34:40
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - After the devastating floods that ravaged part of North-eastern Rwanda last week, the government, supported by its partners, has embarked on rescue operations, with the distribution of domestic utensils to some 330,000 flood-stricken families, official sources in Kigali revealed Monday. Full text...

  • 330 families rendered homeless after floods in Rwanda
    13 march 2011 18:09:00
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A total 339 Rwandan families have been rendered homeless after floods, which devastated parts of north-east of this central African country last week, PANA learnt here Sunday from official sources. Full text...

  • Floods leave 38 injured in north-east Rwanda
    10 march 2011 22:45:26
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Heavy rains have caused floods which have left at last 38 injured, most of whom are students from a secondary school in north-east Rwanda, official sources said on Thursday evening in the Rwandan capital. Full text...

  • 40 die as heavy rains lash South Africa
    18 january 2011 10:19:22
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - About 40 people have lost their lives while 6,000 others have been displaced as heavy rains lash South Africa, according to the national disaster management centre. Full text...

  • UN launches US$ 47 million appeal fund for Benin flood victims
    03 november 2010 15:22:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN, its humanitarian partners and the Government of Be nin, Wednesday launched a joint US$ 47 million emergency appeal to help nearly 8 0 0,000 people in the West African nation, which is experiencing the worst floodin g in a century. Full text...

  • Death toll from Togo flooding now 21
    29 october 2010 11:46:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The flood that has ravaged Togo has affected 82,767 people, leaving 21 dead and 85 wounded, according to a revised death toll by the Togoles e Authorities. Full text...

  • UNHCR gives 3,000 tents to flood victims in Benin
    28 october 2010 12:44:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR ) Thursday announced the distribution of 3,000 tents to flood victims in Benin. Full text...

  • 1.8 million people affected by floods in West, Central Africa
    27 october 2010 14:51:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN on Tuesday said that over 1. Full text...

  • UN steps in as Benin floods escalate
    25 october 2010 16:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN refugee agency said at the weekend it expects to begin an emergency airlift to Benin in the next few days to help an estimated 68 0 ,000 people affected by floods. Full text...

  • ECOWAS offers Togolese flood victims CFAF 58m
    23 october 2010 14:28:00
    Lomأ©- Togo (PANA) -- The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Frid ay gave Togo 58 million CFAF to support efforts by the government to cushion the effects of the suffering by flood victims, official sources told PANA here Satur d ay. Full text...

  • UN says 1.5 million people hit by floods in Africa
    12 october 2010 17:35:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN said Tuesday that about 1. Full text...

  • Nigerian state seeks help as flood displaces 1.2m
    25 september 2010 10:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Flooding in Nigeria's northern Jigawa state has displace d 1. Full text...

  • Floods render 21,000 Gambians homeless
    16 september 2010 18:03:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- The National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) has said that the total number of people affected by floods as at Thursday, stood at 21,194, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • WAEMU assists Benin flood victims with 200m CFAF
    02 september 2010 12:11:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) has granted Benin a financial aid of 200 million CFAF to support the country in rehabilitating flood victims. Full text...

  • UNEP chief donates prize money to Pakistan flood victims
    30 august 2010 12:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Achim Steiner, head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), has donated a US$70,000 international leadership prize to relief efforts in Pakistan, following the devastating and on-going floods, it was announced Monday. Full text...

  • Libya's assistance to Pakistani flood victims commended
    29 august 2010 19:41:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Pakistani Ambassador to Libya, Jamil Ahmed Khan, has expressed appreciation to the government and people of Libya for their support a nd assistance to Pakistanis who were recently hit by devastating floods. Full text...

  • Libya sends relief materials to Mauritanian flood victims
    18 august 2010 19:29:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A Libyan freighter carrying 13 tonnes of flour, 250 equi pped tents, 500 rescue kits and 600 mats, departed Tripoli Wednesday to Nouakcho t t to assist the Mauritanian people hit by the recent floods in the country, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Morocco gives humanitarian aid to flood-ravaged Pakistan
    11 august 2010 15:45:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- An aircraft carrying humanitarian aid to people affected by floods in Pakistan on Wednesday left Kenitra, northern Rabat, official sourc e s in the Moroccan capital told PANA. Full text...

  • Experts forecast devastating floods along the River Niger
    09 august 2010 16:31:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- More than 20,000 people could be affected by devastating floods along the Niger River, according to weather forecasters in Niger who anno u nced significant rainfall and raised fears of serious flooding in the coming day s . Full text...

  • Angolan flood victims to get homes
    06 august 2010 15:41:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- A total of 2,500 low-cost houses are being built in southern Cunene province of Angola to accommodate flood victims of the rains that hit the region over the last three years, the Minister of Environment, Fلtima Jardim, disclosed. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire pays 1,800 billion CFAF to flood victims
    07 july 2010 14:45:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian government has released 1,800 billio n CFA francs to compensate victims of the heavy rains that caused the death of n o fewer than 11 persons and damaged several property in parts of Abidjan, the cap i tal, some days ago, PANA learnt from a reliable source here. Full text...

  • UN agencies issue flood alert as heavy rains pound Ethiopia
    05 july 2010 15:01:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- United Nations aid agencies operating in Ethiopia issued a flood alert for parts of Western and South Western regions of the coun t ry following predictions of above normal rains by the state weather agencies, PA N A reported Monday. Full text...

  • Senegal to relocate 22,000 people living in flooded areas
    29 june 2010 13:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Twenty-two thousand people living in flooded areas of th e suburbs of Dakar, the Senegalese capital, will be relocated to new homes, the S enegalese Prime Minister, Souleymane Ndene Ndiaye, announced at the end of a min i sterial meeting on government measures to tackle the menace of floods in the cou n try. Full text...

  • Death toll in Ghana floods continues to rise
    21 june 2010 17:13:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The death toll in Sunday's floods in southern Ghana has continued to rise, with the total count reaching 14, following the confirmation of three more deaths in a town in the Central Region, as rescue operations continued on Monday. Full text...

  • Torrential rains submerge parts of Lome
    21 june 2010 16:17:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The Torrential rains of early Sunday in Lome have led to a serious flooding in parts of the Togolese capital, preventing inhabitants from attending to their daily chores, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Floods wreak havoc in southern Ghana
    20 june 2010 15:54:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Heavy rains in southern Ghana on Sunday wreaked havoc in t he south of the country with several regions sending out distress messages to th e National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) and the military for help. Full text...

  • Angolan govt. distributes relief materials to flood victims
    05 may 2010 14:08:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Angolan government has made available 400,000 kits o f relief materials which will be distributed to heavy rain and flood victims acr o ss the country, official sources told the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP) on Tuesday . Full text...

  • UN to help 30,000 flood victims in Kenya
    08 january 2010 15:35:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The United Nations is sending health care kits and other s upplies for 30,000 victims of massive flooding in Kenya, where thousands of othe r s are feared to be at risk if heavy rains persist, UN said Friday. Full text...

  • Namibia on flood alert
    04 january 2010 12:06:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian authorities are on flood alert following hea vy rains in the northern parts of the country and the southern parts bordering Angola over the past few days. Full text...

  • Torrential rains kill 30 as dozens go missing in Kenya
    04 january 2010 11:12:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan police have confirmed the death of 30 people due to flooding in Nyanza, Rift Valley and Western Provinces, following torrential rains currently pounding parts of the country, w hich until recently was ravaged by drought. Full text...

  • President Jammeh assists Gambian flood victims
    15 september 2009 18:52:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- President Yahya Jammeh on Tuesday donated 1,750 bags of rice to Gambian flood victims in Banjul, the Kanifing Municipality and Western R e gion, official sources told PANA here. Full text...

  • Gambiaâ?s flood victims now total 12,000
    15 september 2009 17:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The head of Gambiaâ?s National Disaster Management Agen cy, Essa Khan, has put the number of people affected by the recent floods that r a vaged the capital, Banjul, and other cities across the country, to 12,000, sayin g the figure could still go up as data collection was continuing, sources inform e d PANA Tuesday. Full text...

  • Flood Disaster: Mali assists Burkina Faso with 30m CFA francs
    15 september 2009 16:42:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian government offered 30 million CFA francs (about US$ 60,000) to Burkina Faso to cushion the effects of the floods that ravaged t h e country on 10 September, official sources told PANA here. Full text...

  • ECOWAS donates 75 million CFAF to assit Senegal flood victims
    11 september 2009 15:27:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) o n Thursday donated 75 million CFA francs to the Senegalese government to assist t he country's flood victims. Full text...

  • EU releases 3 million euros for flood victims in Africa
    10 september 2009 19:22:00
    Brussels- Belgium(PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has released 3 million euros i n favour of people affected by floods in West Africa, according to a communiquأ© of the European Commission services issued here Thursday. Full text...

  • 'UN is helping Kenya to prepare for floods'
    10 september 2009 19:11:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN is helping Kenya prepare to mitigate the impact of potentially-lethal torrential rains anticipated in the last three months of the y ear due to the El Nino weather pattern. Full text...

  • Gambian capital devastated by floods
    10 september 2009 16:26:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- The heavy rains which fell on the Gambian capital, Banju l, on Thursday have left many parts of the city streets flooded, according to a P ANA Correspondent here. Full text...

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