Tag Archives: Flooding

New Zealand braces for more rain after severe storms lash south island

NNA – Residents in the two largest cities on New Zealand’s south island began returning to their homes on Sunday, despite state of emergencies still in place, after a severe storm caused flooding and forced …

Flood-ridden Nigeria farmers need more help adapting to climate change

Okechukwu Onwuma still remembers the painful day heavy floods destroyed his small farm in southern Nigeria’s Delta State.

“It was in November 2012, and the flood didn’t spare anything in this community,” the 45-year-old said, …

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Ecuador – Heavy rain, floods and landslides

  • Heavy rain is affecting the country, causing floods and landslides. As of 29 March, the Risk Management Secretariat (SGR) reported that 18 people have died and 27 people

News in Brief 23 March 2017 (AM)

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A young boy sits in front of a destroyed building in Homs, Syria. Photo: WFP/Abeer Etefa (file)

“We are failing the children of Syria,” says UNICEF director

The fact that …

The “Four Famines,” Explained

Hunger will be the humanitarian disaster of 2017.

 The UN already declared a full fledged famine in parts of South Sudan last month, and three other situations around the world are precariously close to crossing …

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