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26 Jul 2021 Zhengzhou, China
The severe rainstorms have now moved north impacting neighbouring cities and regions, with collapsed roads and damaged dams and reservoirs cutting off power leaving thousands trapped without electricity and water supplies. In one incident, 12 drowned in a Zhengzhou train.
Locals were unprepared for the downpours as weather forecasters had issued a warning for extreme rain for the wrong place and time.
Farmers in the Henan region have lost livelihoods with at least 200,000 chickens and up to 6,000 pigs lost in the floods
17 Dec 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
The World Meterological Organization (WMO) assesses that 2020 is on track to be the second warmest year in the most recent decade, with the warmest six years being since 2015.Preliminary information, based on data collected from January to October 2020, shows how high-impact events such as floods, extreme heat and wildfires affected millions of people...
14 Jan 2020 SYDNEY, Australia
Devastating ongoing bushfires in Australia threaten to wreak havoc on water resources as ecologists warn that resultant algae blossoms threaten freshwater ecosystems and diminish the quality of drinking water. Australian wildfires have burned as much as 26 Million acres of land.Burned catchment areas are increasing the level of mercury in lakes and water reserves as burnt sediment is now travelling into them...
5 Jun 2019 HARARE, Zimbabwe
The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) announced plans June 3 to approach power supplier Eskom of South Africa for relief on a payment plan for power imports as drought hits hydro power production capacity in Zimbabwe.Zimbabwe has had power shortages since 2007 and has relied on imports of over 350 MW from Eskom and about 50 MW from HCB of Mozambique...
30 Sep 2018 SANGHAR
Scores of drought-stricken residents of Achhro Thar, an extended part of Thar proper, have demanded the Sindh government should immediately supply them water and fodder for their starving livestock and relief goods for the equally affected humans. Villagers as well as their cows, goats and camels had been braving acute shortage of fodder and water since 2011, resulting in diseases in many animals and deaths of others...
2 Nov 2017 MOSCOW, Russia
Around 130 dead seals have washed up on the shores of Russia’s Lake Baikal this week, prompting an investigation by Siberian authorities. Scientists have identified exhaustion caused by hunger as the primary cause of the mass deaths, prompting further investigation into the mammals’ habitat and food chain...
5 Sep 2017 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia
UN Food Agency Heads Call for Investment to Address Root Causes of Hunger. Trump-Nominated WFP Chief Beasley Slams Saudi Role in Yemen Crisis
The heads of the three food agencies of the United Nations (UN) this week made a joint call for greater investment in long-term activities that strengthen people’s resilience to drought and the impacts of climate shocks.Speaking at the conclusion of a four-day visit to Ethiopia, including to the drought-stricken Somali region, José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Gilbert F...
11 Nov 2016 NEW YORK, NY, United States
UN agencies including the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) this week launched a cholera vaccination campaign in areas of Haiti hit hard by Hurricane Matthew last month.“The target population is estimated at 820,000 people over one year of age,” Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary General, told reporters in New York...
28 Jul 2016 MASERU, Lesotho
United Nations Resident Coordinator and UN Development Program (UNDP) Resident Representative in Lesotho Karla Hershey this week issued an update on the El Niño-related drought situation in the country. The update, dated July 26, 2016, is the fourth since the country’s Prime Minister, Dr. Pakalitha Mosisili, declared a drought emergency in December 2015...
4 Mar 2016 NEW YORK, NY, United States
The recent drought in the eastern Mediterranean region, which affected Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, and Turkey, is likely the worst in the past 900 years, according to a new study by scientists from the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Goddard Institute for Space Studies...
8 Jan 2016 OXFORD, United Kingdom
This year’s unusually strong El Niño will put unprecedented pressure on the global humanitarian system, relief organization Oxfam warned last week. The group said in a statement that according to its estimates, the weather phenomenon could leave tens of millions of people facing hunger, water shortages and disease if action is not taken now to prepare vulnerable people for its effects...
23 Sep 2015 NAIROBI, Kenya
An Intergovernmental Technical Committee established by the Kenyan government to study and recommend ways to deal with anticipated El Niño rains says the country needs about $15.5 million USD to protect itself from disasters linked to the downpours.The committee announced on September 21st that the government had already set aside about $5 million USD for emergencies...