Somalia: Floods affect 73,000 people

Deyr seasonal rains, which hit Somalia between October and December, have seriously affected the lives of roughly 73,000 people, a UN agency said Wednesday, Anadolu reports. “Among those affected are more than 53,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) and members of the host community in Baidoa town in South West State,[…]

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Mamelodi flood victims protest at Gauteng SOPA

Around 100 Mamelodi residents, who were displaced by floods in December, have demanded that Gauteng Premier David Makhura consider them during his State of the Province Address (SOPA), as they wait to be relocated. Protesting outside of the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Ga-Rankuwa ahead of SOPA on Tuesday,[…]

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Thousands in shelter as Indonesia flood death toll hit 53

Tens of thousands of Indonesians were still unable to return to their waterlogged homes Saturday after flooding hit the Jakarta capital region, killing at least 53 people, authorities said. More than 170,000 people took refuge in shelters across the massive urban conglomeration – home to some 30 million – after whole neighbourhoods[…]

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City warns of localised flooding in the Cape this week

By Anees Teladia With gale-force winds, low temperatures and considerable rainfall expected by some in the Western Cape this week, the City of Cape Town has issued warnings to residents regarding the possibility of localised flooding and damage to property. Residents are asked to prepare themselves for any eventuality and[…]

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