Environment - Flood
  • UN says floods kill 159, affect 600,000 in West Africa
    08 september 2009 16:37:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- About 159 people have been killed and more than 600,000 ot hers affected by floods which occured in June in West Africa, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Floods wreck havoc in Burkina Faso
    02 september 2009 22:39:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Floods, following heavy rains in the West Afr ican state of Burkina Faso, have claimed five lives and destroyed properties, th e Burkinabe Prime Minister, Mr. Full text...

  • Massive flooding leaves 300 families homeless in Zambia
    14 july 2009 13:32:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- About 300 families in Imusho, in the Western Province of Zambia, have been displaced by a flood that occurred after the Kwando River in n eighbouring Angola burst its banks. Full text...

  • ECOWAS team in Benin to assess flood devastation
    14 july 2009 11:24:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- An ECOWAS delegation has arrived in Cotonou to conduct a “rapid assessment'' of the devastation caused by flooding in parts of the country, following torrential rains that affe cted more than half of the country’s 77 communities. Full text...

  • Mauritius donates US$ .5 million to flood victims in India
    09 july 2009 15:23:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius has donated US$ 500,000 to the Indian g overnment to assist in the reconstruction process in the State of Bihar, ravaged by floods in 2008, Mauritian Foreign Minister Arvin Boolell told PANA here Thurs d ay. Full text...

  • Benin declares emergency in tackling flood
    07 july 2009 11:37:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The Beninese government has declared a state of emergency in dealing with floods caused by torrential rains over the country, especially in the southern part of the country, according to a statement release d Tuesday by the Ministry of the Interior and Public Security. Full text...

  • Death toll in Accra floods rises to seven
    21 june 2009 16:11:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The death toll in floods that swept through the west of th e Ghanaian capital, Accra, on Friday night has risen to seven, police confirmed t o PANA on Sunday. Full text...

  • UN rushes relief to flood-hit southern Africa
    18 april 2009 18:22:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The United Nations and its agencies are rushing to provide urgent assistance to victims of heavy flooding, which has claimed over 150 lives so far in Angola, Namibia, Madagascar and Zambia. Full text...

  • Red Cross says flooding in Namibia to worsen
    06 april 2009 13:07:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescen t (IFRC) has said that flooding in north eastern Namibia and some parts of Zambi a are set to worsen because of fresh rains in Angola and the Democratic Republic o f Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • Floods displace thousands in southern Africa
    28 march 2009 08:26:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Floods across southern Africa, caused by extreme rainfall, have brought about massive damage to land and property and displaced thousands o f people, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Friday. Full text...

  • Namibia declares flood emergency, appeals for international help
    18 march 2009 09:27:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has declared a n emergency in flooded areas in the northern and north eastern parts of the country, appealing for international hel p to feed hundreds of thousands of flood victims. Full text...

  • Namibia on flood alert
    19 february 2009 15:07:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia is on flood alert following incessant rains in mostly the northern and eastern parts of the country, which have raised the spectre of yet another season of flooding and poor harvests. Full text...

  • Flooding in Mozambican province
    11 february 2009 18:34:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Much of the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Del gado has been experiencing heavy rains, leading to flooding in the provincial ca p ital, Pemba, reported Wednesday's issue of the Maputo daily, Noticias. Full text...

  • Mozambique searches for flood victims
    12 january 2009 07:58:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican government's relief agency, the National Disasters Management Institute (INGC), has launched an operation to search for any people who may be stranded by rising flood waters in the Pungue valley in the central province of Sofala. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe braces for floods
    09 january 2009 18:00:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The weather department in Zimbabwe said Friday some ar eas of the country were expected to be flooded due to heavy rains. Full text...

  • Mozambicans flee from flood-prone areas
    07 january 2009 17:11:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- As the Zambezi river continues to rise, people livin g in flood prone areas are leaving their homes and seeking higher grounds, accor d ing to Mozambique's relief agency, the National Disasters Management Institute ( I NGC). Full text...

  • Flooding of Mozambican river worsens
    05 january 2009 16:33:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The flood on the Pungue river, in the central Mozamb ican province of Sofala, is worsening, with new areas inundated in Dondo and Nha m atanda districts, reported the Monday issue of the Maputo daily, Noticias. Full text...

  • 75,300 displaced in Papua New Guinea flooding
    17 december 2008 12:01:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Sea swells have flooded parts of the Pacific Rim island na tion of Papua New Guinea, displacing no fewer than 75,300 people, while an estim a ted 416 houses were destroyed, United Nations said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ugandan floods submerge villages, kill two soldiers
    13 november 2008 19:01:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Several districts in eastern and West Nile Uganda are e xperiencing another round of floods which killed people, and displaced hundreds f rom their villages and ravaged crops, exactly one year after a similar incident s truck the area. Full text...

  • Floods kill 11 in Morocco, destroy properties (Corrected)
    24 october 2008 18:34:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Eleven people lost their lives while several houses were destroyed when floods ravaged the province of Nador, North-eastern Morocco, in t he early hours of Friday. Full text...

  • Foods kill 11 in Morocco, destroy properties
    24 october 2008 18:09:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Eleven people lost their lives while several houses were destroyed when floods ravaged the province of Nador, North-eastern Morocco, in t he early hours of Friday. Full text...

  • BCHA seeks for fund against floods
    08 september 2008 18:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The head of the West African Office of the UN Bureau for the Coordination of the Humanitarian Affairs (BCHA), Hervé Ludovic De LyseicaLe , Monday pleaded for the setting up of a regional fund and a humanitarian storeho u se to cope with the natural catastrophes in the region. Full text...

  • Benin donates money, relief materials to flood-ravaged Togo
    08 september 2008 14:33:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The Beninese government has donated 400 50-kilogramme bags of maize, 5,000 mosquito nets and cash to the tune of 100 million FCFA to Togo to enable the neighbouring country cushion the effects of the severe floods which caused extensive damage to the west African country. Full text...

  • France assists Senegalese flood victims
    06 september 2008 12:26:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France would give emergency aid to flood victims in Seneg al as soon as it had accurate assessment of their needs, the deputy spokesman of the French ministry of foreign affairs, Frédéric Desagneaux, said in Paris on Fr i day. Full text...

  • WHO warns of floods risk in West Africa
    21 august 2008 12:47:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- International aid is urgently needed to reduce the risk to millions of lives in danger across West Africa due to the effects of flooding, the United Nations health agency warned today. Full text...

  • ECOWAS donates FCFA 50 million to Togo flood victims
    12 august 2008 19:44:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The ECOWAS Commission has donated FCFA 50 million to the Togolese government to enable it attend to the humanitarian crisis arising from the floods that affected the country recently, according to a commission press s t atement, issued recently in Abuja, Nigeria's Federal capital, and received here b y PANA. Full text...

  • West African floods spark warning from UN humanitarian wing
    02 august 2008 10:51:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- United Nations relief officials warned on Thursday that heavy rains across West Africa have brought renewed flooding to the region, threatening the homes and livelihoods of tens of thousands of people and jeopardizing the already fragile food security situation. Full text...

  • ECOWAS team to assess flood in Togo
    01 august 2008 12:26:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- ECOWAS is sending its emergency response team to Togo to evaluate the damage caused by devastating floods that have displaced many people and washed away roads and bridges, the ECOWAS Commission said in a statement made available to PANA here Friday. Full text...

  • Ravaging floods kill 42 in Namibia, displace thousands
    04 march 2008 17:14:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Floods have killed a total of 42 people and displaced hundreds of families since the ravaging started in January this year, officials said here Tuesday, warning that more flooding was expected in the flood ravaged n orthern and eastern parts of the country. Full text...

  • Mozambique floods would have been worse without Cahora Bassa dam
    28 february 2008 18:27:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The impact of this year's floods in the Zambezi Vall ey, Mozambique, would have been worse, if the Cahora Bassa dam did not exist, ac c ording to Henriques Silva, an environmental and engineering specialist with the d am operating company, Hidroelectrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB). Full text...

  • Kariba dam floodgate, to be opened weekend, may worsen Mozambican flooding
    04 february 2008 17:32:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- One of the floodgates of the Kariba dam, on the Zamb ia/Zimbabwe border, which is due to be opened this weekend, will likely worsen t h e current flooding in the Zambezi Valley in central Mozambique. Full text...

  • Six killed in Malawi floods as President tours affected area
    03 february 2008 18:43:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Six people have been confirmed dead in Lower Shire V alley district of Chikwawa, Malawi as President Bingu wa Mutharika Sunday made a n aerial tour of the flood-prone area where close to 50, 000 people have been dis p laced or have their houses and crop fields destroyed by raging floods. Full text...

  • Relief operation launched as River Zambezi rises
    02 february 2008 18:00:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique's National Emergency Operational Centre (CENOE) Friday launched an operation named "Active Reconnaissance" to assist pe o ple cut off by the rising waters from the Zambezi river in Manica and Tete provi n ces. Full text...

  • 70,000 Malawians displaced as Mozambicans flee rising water, crocodiles
    30 january 2008 14:25:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Over 70, 000 people have been displaced or have their crop fields destroyed as floods continue to wreck havoc in most parts of Malawi, a senior government official said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Over 20,000 people affected by heavy floods in southern Malawi
    28 january 2008 13:33:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Over 20,000 people have been displaced by heavy floo ds in Malawi's southern Lower Shire Valley district of Nsanje on the border with Mozambique, a senior government official said Monday "It has been raining non-stop since the beginning of the year," said Nsanje Di strict Commissioner Toby Solomoni. Full text...

  • SADC inspects Mozambique flood stricken areas
    24 january 2008 18:01:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Executive Secretary of the Southern African Deve lopment Community (SADC), Tomaz Salomao, Wednesday called for an improved early w arning system among countries who share river basins, in order to mitigate the i m pact of flooding. Full text...

  • Mozambique may not appeal for flood relief
    16 january 2008 14:17:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican government has no intention of making an international appeal for assistance to cope with the current floods in the country, unless the situation deteriorates dramatically, the state-run news agency, AIM, reported. Full text...

  • Rampaging floods wreck destruction in Malawi
    11 january 2008 13:38:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Thousands of Malawians have been rendered homeless b y rampaging floods which have also destroyed crops, officials told PANA here Fri d ay. Full text...

  • Four dead in Mozambican floods
    09 january 2008 18:04:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- At least four people have died so far in the floods on the Pungue and Buzi rivers in the central Mozambican province of Sofala, according to a report in Wednesday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias. Full text...

  • Flooding cuts off Mozambique-Zimbabwe road
    05 january 2008 15:56:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The flooding of the Pungue river has cut off the main road from the central Mozambican port of Beira to Zimbabwe, Mozambique's state-run news agency, AIM, reported. Full text...

  • Flooding in Pungoe valley displaces 150 families
    24 december 2007 09:28:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- At least 150 families have been driven from their homes by flooding along the Pungoe river in Dondo and Nhamatanda districts, in the central Mozambican province of Sofala, the state-run news agency, AIM, reported. Full text...

  • Floods, hail-storm displace 2,000 Malawians
    19 november 2007 17:20:00
    Chikwawa- Malawi (PANA) -- Continuous heavy rains, accompanied by hail-storm, hav e destroyed about 500 houses and displaced over 2,000 people in the flood-prone s outhern Lower Shire Valley district of Chikwawa, some 50 kilometres west of the c ommercial capital, Blantyre. Full text...

  • Downpour causes flooding in Sahel region
    20 september 2007 10:21:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) – August brought rains for th-e possible development of crops in agricultural zones and the growing of herbaceous vegetation in pastoral zones, but the rains also caused floods in all Sahelian countries. Full text...

  • Food shortage looms in Ghana's flooded areas
    17 september 2007 19:53:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Upper East Region, which is one of the worst affected areas of floods that have wrecked havoc in Ghana, is set to lose some 70 per cent of its crops, giving rise to fears that it could be stared in the face by serious food shortages. Full text...

  • Rain induced floods kill 10 persons in Togo
    04 september 2007 21:31:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Torrential rains which have been pounding the northern part of Togo for a week now have left more than 10 people dead in the prefecture of Kpendjal, some 600 km north of Lome, official sources affirmed in Lome. Full text...

  • US helps Ethiopia prepare for floods
    31 august 2007 08:28:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Beefing up Ethiopia's capacity to better respond to the needs of communities affected by natural disasters, the US Friday donated US$825,354 worth of equipment that could potentially rescue 300,000 people in flood-prone areas. Full text...

  • UN agency warns of flood risks in Ethiopia
    27 august 2007 11:40:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- As the ongoing rains raise the water level of Lake Tana, there are concerns that more people in the surrounding districts of northwestern Ethiopia could be displaced, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) warned here Monday. Full text...

  • Ethiopia launches contingency plan for flood victims
    21 august 2007 19:39:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Government and humanitarian partners in Ethiopia have launched a joint flood contingency plan seeking US$ 21 million to address relief and recovery needs for an estimated 324,000 beneficiaries. Full text...

  • UN agency issues flood alert in Ethiopia
    26 june 2007 08:47:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Current rainfall reports combined with elevated ground saturation and high water levels in Ethiopia's rivers and dams indicate that flood prone areas are at increased risk of flooding in the coming months, a UN agency warned Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mozambique gets US$15 million donation for disaster victims
    13 march 2007 23:19:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Local and international partners have donated about US$15 million in humanitarian assistance for victims of the Zambezi floods and Cyclone Favio that hit parts of Mozambique recently, an official statement said here Tuesday. Full text...

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