Environment - Flood
  • UN mobilises US$7.6 million for flood, cyclone-stricken Mozambique
    27 february 2007 17:35:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The UN has so far mobilised US$7. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe issues flood alert
    23 february 2007 15:15:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Authorities in Zimbabwe Friday issued a flood alert, and put national rescue services on standby as Cyclone Favio approached the country from neighbouring Mozambique. Full text...

  • South African agency pledges assistance to cyclone-stricken Mozambique
    23 february 2007 09:12:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said its volunteers were standing by to assist Mozambique hit by flood-causing cyclone, if a request is made. Full text...

  • Morocco to send humanitarian aid to flood-stricken Burundi
    21 february 2007 11:14:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco is to send humanitarian aid to Burundi, hit by severe floods that have damaged infrastructure, houses and crops in the country, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement here. Full text...

  • Hundreds rescued from Mozambique flood
    10 february 2007 16:00:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Small boats have been used to rescue some 300 people trapped by floods on the Zambezi river in the Tambara district of the central Mozambican province of Manica, national news agency, AIM, reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Mozambique issues flood alert in Zambezi valley
    03 february 2007 18:53:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Flooding in the Zambezi basin in central Mozambique is worsening rapidly, and the National Water Board (DNA) on Saturday once again urged anyone still living near the banks of the Zambezi to vacate to higher ground. Full text...

  • Floods sweep villages in northern Malawi
    24 january 2007 15:29:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Flash floods have swept through whole villages in the northern border district of Karonga, leaving thousands of people homeless, an official said. Full text...

  • Flood kills 2 children in Mozambique
    13 december 2006 19:59:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- At least two children have been killed in Mozambique's second largest city Beira, flooded by heavy rains accompanied by a devastating storm from Monday night, national news agency, AIM, reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN shops for US$18 million to help Somali flood victims
    07 december 2006 10:52:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN has launched an appeal for US$18 million to assist hundreds of thousands of people affected by severe floods in Somalia. Full text...

  • 5 Killed in Malawi floods
    29 november 2006 09:19:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- At least five people- four women and a child- have been confirmed dead following heavy flooding in the southern Lower Shire valley district of Chikwakwa, a senior district official confirmed late Tuesday. Full text...

  • Two feared dead in Malawi floods
    27 november 2006 18:58:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Two middle aged women are missing, and feared dead, in floods after Mwanza river burst its banks in Malawi's southern Lower Shire Valley District of Chikwakwa, a district official said Monday. Full text...

  • UN envoy appeals for urgent relief for Somali flood victims
    21 november 2006 19:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative to Somalia, Francois Lonseny Fall, has called on the international community to urgently assist Somali communities affected by flood. Full text...

  • WFP brings succour to Kenya, Somalia flood victims
    20 november 2006 20:14:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN World Food Programme (WFP) Monday launched air operations to provide humanitarian assistance to more than one million flood victims in Kenya and Somalia, according to a UN statement here. Full text...

  • Relief agencies again rush to assist Ethiopian flood victims
    03 november 2006 15:22:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- For the second time in three months relief agencies in Ethiopia are racing to rescue thousands of flood-affected people in the country's south-eastern Somali Region, where at least 60 persons drowned early this week. Full text...

  • Partners respond to Ethiopia's flood disaster
    25 september 2006 15:08:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- As water dries up in Ethiopia's regions devastated by flash floods last month, humanitarian partners have generously responded to assist the affected population, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) here said Monday. Full text...

  • Floods hit more across Ethiopia
    12 september 2006 15:03:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Floods from seasonal downpours continue to be reported across Ethiopia with 136,528 people displaced, humanitarian agencies operating in the country said Monday. Full text...

  • Floods leave over 17,000 homeless in Niger
    31 august 2006 12:49:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) – More than 17,000 people hav-e been made homeless following heavy rains recently in parts of Niger, a government source said here. Full text...

  • Floods continue to devastate Ethiopia
    28 august 2006 14:52:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- New floods continue to be reported across Ethiopia as heavy seasonal rains prevail. Full text...

  • Ethiopia seeks US$22 million to address floods emergency
    25 august 2006 09:57:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Overwhelmed by the unprecedented flooding in a generation, Ethiopian authorities Friday appealed to the international community for US$22 million to assist in the rehabilitation of damaged infrastructure. Full text...

  • WFP rushes food aid to Ethiopian flood survivors
    22 august 2006 18:04:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said Tuesday it has provided 37. Full text...

  • Ethiopians in fearful weather watch
    22 august 2006 11:32:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- After enduring two weeks of devastating flash floods that claimed some 600 lives, washed away thousands of shelters and killed herds of livestock, Ethiopians are not out of the woods yet, according to forecasts by the National Meteorological Agency. Full text...

  • AU donates US$100,000 to Ethiopian flood victims
    21 august 2006 13:23:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) Commission Monday donated US$100,000 to Ethiopia to assist flash floods victims in the eastern city of Dire Dawa and other parts of the country. Full text...

  • Libya assists flood-hit Ethiopia with emergency aid
    18 august 2006 20:58:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A Libyan cargo flight with emergency supplies left the International Maatigua Airport, in the Tripoli suburb Friday, for Ethiopia, officials said here. Full text...

  • Flush floods kill 6 in northern Kenya
    09 august 2006 23:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Six people died and scores of livestock were swept downstream when a river burst its banks in Laisamis, northern Kenya Tuesday, the media reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • One killed, 9 injured in Mauritania flood
    03 august 2006 18:46:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- At least one person has died and nine others injured in floods from heavy rains in the past two days in Mauritania's Boghé district, some 300-km south-east of the nation's capital Nouakchott, the national news agency has reported. Full text...

  • Belgium sends message of support to DRC flood victims
    20 april 2006 17:01:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Belgian Development Cooperation Minister Armand de Decker has sent a message of support to the DR Congolese government following recent floods caused by a heavy rainfall in Kinshasa, the country's capital. Full text...

  • Floods claim 1, displace many in northern Malawi
    07 april 2006 13:56:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- A young boy has drowned following floods that have displaced several villagers in the northern Malawi border district of Karonga, district administration officials have said. Full text...

  • Storms, flood kill 11 in Mozambique
    18 march 2006 12:59:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- At least 11 people have died from serious storms and flooding in Mozambique's central province of Sofala in the last four months, national news agency, AIM, reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Three killed as flood sweeps Malawian villages
    10 march 2006 14:56:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) – Three people, one of the-m a police officer, have been confirmed dead after fast flowing rivers swept them away in separate incidents in the flood-hit southern Malawi resort district of Mangochi, police and government officials said Friday. Full text...

  • Floods uproot over 2,000 in central Malawi
    09 march 2006 15:03:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Over 2,000 people were left homeless in Malawi's central lakeshore district of Salima following heavy rains Tuesday that induced flash-floods, a government official said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Floods sack 6,000 in Malawi resort district
    08 march 2006 18:05:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Flush floods have rendered 6,000 people homeless, destroyed crop fields, infrastructure and cut off a major road link in Malawi's southern resort district of Mangochi, some 200-km east of Blantyre, a government official said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Floods destroy 80 houses in Lower-Congo's Inkisi town
    22 february 2006 18:58:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Floods swept away more than 80 houses and rendered over 3,800 families homeless in several residential areas of Inkisi town in DR Congo's Lower-Congo province, 70 km west of Kinshasa, the United Nations owned radio Okapi reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Zambezi river water rises again in Mozambique
    14 february 2006 16:34:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Zambezi river has again risen past flood alert level on its lower reaches, Mozambique's National Water Board (DNA) has warned. Full text...

  • Floods affect over 27,000 people in Mozambique
    10 february 2006 21:37:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- More than 27,000 people have been affected by storms and flooding that have hit parts of Mozambique since the start of this year, according to the National Disasters Management Institute (INGC). Full text...

  • Mozambican flood sacks 2,000
    06 february 2006 18:58:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Some 2,000 people threatened by flood have been evacuated from the lower Zambezi valley in central Mozambique, national news agency, AIM reported Monday. Full text...

  • River Zambezi's water continues to drop
    26 january 2006 17:56:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The water level in Mozambique's largest river, the Zambezi, is dropping along its entire length, with the exception of Marromeu District which is near the river's mouth. Full text...

  • Flooding worsens in Mozambique's Zambezi
    23 january 2006 20:12:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The flood on the Zambezi river in central Mozambique worsened over the weekend, and the authorities have continued to urge people living in flood-prone areas to move to higher ground. Full text...

  • Flood alert continues on Mozambique's Zambezi river
    19 january 2006 17:46:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The level of Mozambique's largest river, the Zambezi, has continued to rise, and flooding has therefore worsened in the area of Caia, in Sofala province. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe's flooding ends-experts
    16 january 2006 16:24:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Weather experts in Zimbabwe said Monday the country no longer faced threats of flooding, which hit some parts of the country last week. Full text...

  • Flood cuts off Mozambican town
    09 january 2006 17:38:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Flood from Mozambique's Mutamba river, which bursts its bank, has cut off the southern city of Inhambane from the rest of the country, national news agency, AIM reported Monday. Full text...

  • Floods hit areas of Zimbabwe
    07 january 2006 18:35:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Floods, caused by incessant rains, have affected several areas of Zimbabwe but claimed no casualties, authorities said here Saturday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe braces for floods
    05 january 2006 16:46:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe Thursday started emergency preparations for floods after weather experts warned incessant heavy rains were expected in the country in the coming days. Full text...

  • Floods displace 40,000 villagers, destroy crops in Malawi
    03 january 2006 22:06:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Chronic floods in the southern Malawi's Chikwawa District, some 50-km south of the commercial capital of Blantyre, have displaced over 40,000 people and destroyed some 3,700 hectares of crops, a senior official said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Floods leave 1 dead, hundreds homeless in southern Malawi
    02 january 2006 15:58:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- At least one person has been confirmed dead and over 1,000 others displaced by floods that have swept the southern Lower Shire Valley over the past few days, official sources said here Monday. Full text...

  • Flood, rainstorm sack villages in southern Malawi
    24 december 2005 13:13:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Flooding from heavy rains and rainstorm, have displaced hundreds of villagers in Malawi's southern Lower Shire Valley district of Nsanje and the southern Lake-shore district of Mangochi, officials said Saturday. Full text...

  • Floods devastate M'bout in Mauritania's Kaédi
    28 september 2005 10:31:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Torrential rains caused heavy floods Tuesday in M'bout town about 120 km north-eat of Kaédi, the Gorgol regional capital in the Senegal River valley, the Mauritanian News Agency reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Floods threaten Nouakchott
    08 september 2005 22:53:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, could be engulfed by floods from the Atlantic Ocean, the country's news agency reported Thursday, quoting the director of the West African office of the International Union of Nature Conservation, Ibrahim Thiaw. Full text...

  • Floods sweep 50 away in Nigerian state
    08 august 2005 11:26:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Floods Sunday swept away 50 people and several others were reported missing in Jalingo, the capital of Nigeria's northern state of Taraba, the local press reported Monday. Full text...

  • Cotonou fishes for 200bn FCFA to combat recurrent floods
    08 june 2005 17:16:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Cotonou, the capital of the West African nation Benin, needs 200 billion FCFA to combat floods that affect the city during the annual rainy season, a city council official said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Torrential rains kill seven in Somalia's Juba
    06 june 2005 13:29:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Last Saturday night's torrential rains killed at least seven persons, swept away hundreds of huts and displaced thousands of peasants from their devastated farmlands in south-western Somalia'a Boaale district of middle Juba region. Full text...

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