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Zimbabwe: Humanitarian Support Appeal Rises to U.S.$464 Million

Mon, 2019-08-26 10:39
[The Herald] Zimbabwe has revised upwards the budget for humanitarian support to US$464 million, amid indications that about 5,5 million people are food insecure.

Nigeria: Anxiety As 15 States Battle Flood

Mon, 2019-08-26 09:45
[Vanguard] Findings by Sunday Vanguard revealed that 15 states identified as being threatened by the flooding across Nigeria, are already putting proactive measures in place but are challenged by funds, especially ecological funds.

Southern Africa: SADC Members Face Food Shortage

Mon, 2019-08-26 09:45
[East African] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has a food shortage with an overall decline in food production. Heads of State and government leaders from the bloc's 16 member countries have called for a comprehensive multi-year response plan for the crisis.

South Africa: Vaal Dam Water Levels Creep Closer to Dipping Below 60 Percent

Fri, 2019-08-23 16:01
[News24Wire] Water levels in the Vaal Dam are continuing to decline, threatening to dip below the 60% capacity.

Africa: What Would It Really Take to Plant a Trillion Trees?

Fri, 2019-08-23 15:35
[UNEP] Tree planting is capturing the minds of those who look for fast climate action. Earlier this month, the Ethiopian Government announced a new world record: thousands of volunteers planted 353 million trees in one single day. This came shortly after a team of scientists identified suitable places in the world where up to 1 trillion new trees could be planted.

Sudan: Sudan Floods - Three Drown in South Darfur, Homes Devastated in White Nile

Fri, 2019-08-23 12:30
[Radio Dabanga] Otash Camp / White Nile -An 18-month-old infant, an 11-year-old girl, and a 60-year-old woman drowned in Otash camp for the displaced near Nyala in South Darfur. They were washed away by floods that swept through the camp, one of the sheikhs of Otash told Radio Dabanga.

Sudan: Dr. Hamdok Heads Meeting for Warding Off Impacts of Floods

Fri, 2019-08-23 12:22
[SNA] Khartoum -Prime Minister, Dr. Abdalla Hamdok, chaired Thursday at the Council of Ministers a meeting of the committee for warding off the impacts of the heavy rainfall and floods, in presence of a representatives of concerned ministries and organs.

Ethiopia: Future Is Tied to Water, A Vital Yet Threatened Resource in a Changing Climate

Fri, 2019-08-23 10:38
[The Conversation Africa] In July Ethiopians planted 350 million trees in a single day. This was part of the country's national green legacy initiative to counter environmental degradation and climate change. The initiative ultimately aims to grow 4 billion trees across the country.

Mozambique: Five Months After Cyclone Idai, Beira Still Needs U.S.$685 Million

Thu, 2019-08-22 18:15
[AIM] Maputo -The central Mozambican city of Beira still needs 685 million US dollars to ensure minimal recovery from the effects of cyclone Idai, which smashed into the city on 14 March, according to the Mayor of Beira, Daviz Simango, cited by the independent newssheet "Mediafax".

Zimbabwe: U.S.$24 Million Boost for Cyclone Idai

Thu, 2019-08-22 18:06
[The Herald] Government yesterday signed a tripartite funding and implementation agreement for a US$24,3 million grant facility from the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) towards the post Cyclone Idai emergency, recovery and resilience programme.

Sierra Leone: Climate Change War & the African's Inferiority Complex

Thu, 2019-08-22 11:47
[Concord] All sane national leaders, religious leaders, business leaders... . now agree that Climate Change is an existential threat to the human race. Is US President Donald Trump not sane then? Trump has pulled the United States out of the 2016 "Paris Agreement" (The Paris Agreement is within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), dealing with greenhouse-gas-emissions mitigation, adaptation, and finance. It was signed by 196 countries in 2016. The Paris Agreement's long-term goal is to

Somalia: UK Aid to Provide Life-Saving Support for Up to One Million People Crippled by Drought

Thu, 2019-08-22 11:46
[Dalsan Radio] Somalia is one of the world's poorest and most fragile states, compounded by climate shocks that severely affect the lives and livelihoods of millions.

South Africa: SA Has Sufficient Water in Storage

Wed, 2019-08-21 17:58
[] South Africa has sufficient water in storage, provided it is used wisely, the Department of Water and Sanitation has said.

Africa: The Global Fuel Economy Initiative and the Global Climate Partnership Fund Working Together Towards Sustainable Mobility

Wed, 2019-08-21 17:51
[UNEP] Mobility is a key feature of modern society, and advancements in transportation technology have been an important driver for social and economic development, since the first steam locomotives started transporting people and goods in the late eighteenth century.

Nigeria: Flood Takes Over Residential Areas in Maiduguri

Wed, 2019-08-21 16:59
[Premium Times] Flood has taken over residential quarters and major roads in Maiduguri following heavy rainfall in the past two days in the metropolis.

Nigeria: Flood Kills 6, Displaces Over 600 in Jigawa

Wed, 2019-08-21 16:02
[Daily Trust] Dutse -Flood caused by a heavy rainfall has killed six persons in Jigawa State.

Nigeria: Flooding - Sokoto Govt Urges Residents in Prone Areas to Relocate to Safer Places

Wed, 2019-08-21 13:57
[Daily Trust] Sokoto -The Sokoto State Government has advised residents in flood-prone areas to relocate to safer places, saying it has provided temporary areas of accommodation equipped with health, water and other amenities for them.

Nigeria: Flood - KWSG Issues Red Alert to Vulnerable Communities

Wed, 2019-08-21 13:27
[Daily Trust] Ilorin -Kwara State Government has warned communities located near flood plains and other vulnerable areas of the state to heed to the recent flood alerts which predicted heavy flooding in parts of Nigeria and relocate to safer locations.

Nigeria: Kebbi Communities Plant Trees to Beat Deforestation, Climate Impact

Wed, 2019-08-21 12:18
[Daily Trust] Sokoto -Vulnerable households in Birnin Kebbi, Jega and Danko-Wasagu local government areas of Kebbi State are raising thousands of trees to help beat deforestation and climate change effect.

Gambia: Storm Victims Renew Call for Government Assistance

Wed, 2019-08-21 12:16
[Foroyaa] Victims of the last two storms, are renewing calls for the government and stakeholders to help them relegate their night mare into past.