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South Africa: Residents Warned Against Crossing Flooded Rivers

Mon, 2019-12-09 17:01
[] As the torrential downpours continue, the Department of Water and Sanitation has warned Gauteng residents against crossing flooded rivers and bridges in the next two days.

Liberia: Stakeholders Brainstorm On Development of Climate Finance Tracking System

Mon, 2019-12-09 16:38
[Observer] Participants posed with facilitators at the end of one of the sessions on Climate Finance Tracking System.

Somalia: Heavy Rains Claim the Lives of Several People in Northern Somalia

Mon, 2019-12-09 16:16
[Shabelle] Heavy rains, floods, and windstorms have led to a loss of life and property across Somalia in the past few hours. The rains have specifically affected coastal areas in the northern parts of the country, in Puntland and in the breakaway Somaliland region.

Zimbabwe: Women's Group Call for Tree Planting Culture Among Citizens

Mon, 2019-12-09 14:25
[New Zimbabwe] The African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO) in Zimbabwe Thursday urged Zimbabweans to have a culture of planting trees to reduce the negative impact of climate change.

Southern Africa: Poor Rainfall Likely to Reduce Grain Production in Region - FAO

Mon, 2019-12-09 14:24
[The Herald] Poor rains and drier weather conditions could reduce grain production significantly in the 2019-2020 cropping season, forcing the region to import more than nine million tonnes of grain.

Zimbabwe: 55% of Norton Residents Food Insecure - Report

Mon, 2019-12-09 14:24
[New Zimbabwe] At least 55% of Norton residents have been reported to be food insecure and in urgent need of assistance to avert severe hunger, the World Food Programme (WFP) has announced.

Southern Africa: Govt to Spend U.S.$61.4 Billion to Upgrade Water Supply Over 10 Years

Mon, 2019-12-09 12:35
[Daily Maverick] South Africa's government says it plans to spend R900-billion over the next decade to upgrade the country's water supply and storage systems. Given the precarious state of public finances, cheaper solutions should be considered. One has been proposed by the Trans Africa Water Alliance, a feature of which is a more than 500km pipeline from the Orange River in Northern Cape to just outside Cape Town.

Kenya: Weatherman Issues Flood Alert Around Ndakaini Dam

Mon, 2019-12-09 12:32
[Nation] The weatherman has urged Murang'a residents who live on the lower sides of Ndakaini Dam to be wary of possible floods.

Kenya: Kisumu Leaders Trade Blame as Rains, Surging Lake Levels Displace Hundreds

Mon, 2019-12-09 12:31
[Capital FM] Kisumu -Lawmakers in flood-prone areas in Kisumu came under fierce criticism on Saturday for failing to support mitigation measures to address displacement of persons due to flood emergencies.

Somalia: UN Warns Tropical Storm Threat to Shippers

Mon, 2019-12-09 12:17
[Shabelle] UN food agency warned on Friday the tropical storm expected to lead to winds of medium strength with moderate to heavy rainfall amounts in parts of Somalia poses an immediate threat to the shipping lane that links Somalia and Gulf states.

Somalia: Climate Shocks Worsening Somalia's Development

Mon, 2019-12-09 12:14
[Dalsan Radio] The recent floods in Somalia have disrupted law and order and displaced over 370,000 people, with the UN estimating just under half a million people to have been affected. Farming communities have been wiped off the map and many remain without food, water or shelter. The crisis contrasts sharply with events earlier this year when the nation faced one of the driest seasons on record.

Somalia: Fears Over Strong Storm Expected to Hit Somalia and Somaliland Today

Mon, 2019-12-09 12:14
[Dalsan Radio] Fear still looms in Somalia and Somalialand after prediction of heavy storm that could hit the region aither today or tomorrow.

South Africa: 'Way Beyond the Urgency and Emergency Phase', Gift of the Givers 'Battle' With Worsening Eastern Cape Drought

Mon, 2019-12-09 12:04
[News24Wire] Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers says it is struggling to keep up with the impact of the drought in the Eastern Cape.

South Africa: Northern Cape Needs R688 Million to Battle Massive Drought

Mon, 2019-12-09 12:03
[News24Wire] Vanwyksvlei -Agri-Northern Cape (Agri-NC) says it is looking forward to the help it will receive from the government to raise almost R688m for drought aid in the province. This, however, has not been granted yet.

South Africa: Rain Causes Havoc As Flash Floods Hit Potch, Gauteng On Alert

Mon, 2019-12-09 11:49
[News24Wire] The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a flood warning for parts of Gauteng due to persistent rain that has brought traffic on the N12 between Potchefstroom and Klerksdorp to a standstill.

Somalia: UN Seeks U.S.$47.5 Million for Flood Victims in Somalia

Mon, 2019-12-09 11:37
[Dalsan Radio] The United Nations humanitarian agency said Thursday it needs an additional 47.5 million U.S. dollars for emergency humanitarian assistance to help Somalia deal with severe flooding.

East Africa: 'Floods Kill 200 People, Affect 2.8 Million Others in East Africa'

Mon, 2019-12-09 11:35
[Ghanaian Times] At least 280 people have been killed and more than 2.8 million others affected by unusually heavy rainfall and flooding in eastern Africa, the United Nations (UN) humanitarian agency said on Thursday.

Africa: Intensifying Cyclone Belna Heads for Madagascar

Mon, 2019-12-09 11:08
[AIM] Maputo -A cyclone has formed in the northern Mozambique Channel, and its current course will take it towards the western coast of Madagascar.

South Africa: Gift of the Givers - 'Eastern Cape Drought Disaster Worsening'

Mon, 2019-12-09 10:44
[Daily Maverick] Gift of the Givers' Dr Imtiaz Sooliman makes a heartfelt and urgent plea for support in assisting those hit by the devastating drought in the Eastern and Northern Cape.

Zimbabwe: 700 Tonnes of Maize for Makonde Drought Relief

Mon, 2019-12-09 10:30
[The Herald] Makonde District in Mashonaland West Province has received 705 tonnes of maize that will be disbursed to households under the Government's drought relief programme, the district development coordinator Mr Benjamin Zivanai has said.