August 30, 2013. Torrential rains have caused floods in some parts of Nigeria. In the result of the verification has been the country's readiness for emergencies.
The floods affected 35 thousand people in five States of Nigeria. About 600 people were left without shelter. At least one person was killed. In the state of Katsina in the North of the country flooded 55 farms, writes the guardian.A large number of casualties could be avoided thanks to the early warning system, people quickly moved to a safe area. This system was created after the massive floods of 2012, which affected about 7 Read more [...]
Victims of floods in South-West Nigeria were at least 20 people, said on Sunday the Agency France-Presse, with reference to the representative of the national Agency for emergency situations of the country.
«Confirmed the death of 20 people. In the aftermath of the floods was flooded by the dam, the situation became very serious», — the Agency said the representative of the Agency for emergency Usau Shuaib (Yushau Shuaib).
The floods were caused by heavy rains that began on Friday. Water pipes clogged with waste products and water on them cannot flow normally. This circumstance Read more [...]
With the effects of floods are fighting in Nigeria. In the list of the victims, according to the latest data, 98 families. Several thousand people were left homeless. More than two thousand were evacuated from the most affected areas.
The disaster was caused by heavy rains flooded a huge area. Near the city of Ibadan broke the dam. Streams of water gushed into the streets.
Washed out roads, dozens of small villages remained without communication with other parts of the country. It is worth noting that this is already the third major flood in Nigeria this year.
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on 7 may. At least eight people were killed, dozens were injured as a result of floods in Nigeria. According to local radio, heavy rains and strong winds destroyed hundreds of homes in the state of zamfara state in the North-West African countries.
Last week, tropical storms have destroyed over hundreds of homes in the neighboring state of Sokoto. According to local authorities, the life of the whole region is seriously impaired.
Floods annually include Nigeria in the rainy season, which lasts from April to September. For example, last year the disaster has killed more than 100 people. The reason Read more [...]
On the eve of December 21 of the World Service, BBC asked readers on different continents, as they would have had the "last day" and whether they believe the apocalyptic predictions.Russian service Bi-bi-si has got this new hashtag # kakyaprovelkonetssveta.Here's what they write about listeners and readers language services Bi-bi-si. BBC MundoIf it is the end of the world, I would go to the street, to the area and spoke to the largest possible number of people, how beautiful life is and how well I've lived it. John Adriano, EcuadorI'd just sat down with his Labrador Choco, Read more [...]
Six people, among whom was the governor of Nigeria's Kaduna State, Patrick Ibrahim Jacob, died in a helicopter crash.
On board the helicopter navy were several senior officials in Nigeria. At the scene rescuers are still working. According to President Goodluck Jonathan, he was shocked by the news. In Nigeria, because of the low level of aviation security quite a number of such incidents. In July, a passenger plane crashed in Lagos, in a plane crash killed 150 people.Category: Factors and accident Read more [...]
on October 16. Almost all African state of Nigeria suffers from floods, which alternately occur in different States. This time it was not possible to avoid the sad fate and Northern Taraba, where in flooded villages has killed at least 19 people.As the representative of the Ministry for emergency situations of Nigeria at a press conference in the state capital, Jalingo, fatal cases have been recorded in eight districts of the state. Water damaged more than 80 thousand arable land of the state, more than 28 thousand people have refugee status or are missing after floods. In addition, not less Read more [...]
The children in the camp for flood victims. © Stringer | Reuters
on October 18. Thanks to two images of the satellite \"Aqua\", which are made every two years, you can understand the extent of the severe flooding in Nigeria. This disaster called the largest flood in the country for the last 40 years.The first photo was taken on 8 October 2010, the second on October 11, 2012. Both sealed in the South of Nigeria, where the river Niger and Benue. The shots clearly seen that the plots of land that were dry two years ago, now badly flooded by flood waters resulting from heavy rains. Spacecraft Read more [...]
7 November. Since July, from floods in Nigeria killed 363 person and another 2.1 million lost their homes. The President called it an unprecedented situation in the most populous country in Africa. In July from floods killed 35 people.
The national emergency management Agency said that according to available data from floods, from July 1 to October 31, killing 363 man, while 18 282 courses of treatment with various injuries sustained during these disasters.In total suffered 7.7 million people over the same period, of which 2.1 million were officially registered as changed their place of residence.
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on November 11. Widespread flooding in Nigeria has led to an increased risk of outbreaks of infectious diseases and food shortages in the affected areas. Disaster affected by 7.7 million people. To assist the UN has urged donors to allocate 38 million dollars.
According to the UN office for the coordination of humanitarian Affairs, flooding more than two million people in Nigeria were forced to leave their homes and became refugees.
«The response plan includes assistance to 2.1 million people who need assistance in several humanitarian sectors, such as water and sanitation, food and materials Read more [...]
Nigeria Staff Sokoto 2010 © Chris Houston / MSFTuesday, September 14, flood in north-west Nigeria, inundating several villages, forcing more than ten thousand people to flee their homes.Refugees located in 14 camps organized by the state government Kebbi. Significant flooding in Nigeria. Experts fear that, due to crop damage in the country could be food shortages. Already, about half the country's population of about 7 million people, lack of food.Note that the cause of the flood was the decision of the authorities of the neighboring state of Sokoto to open on a river dam, which was damaged Read more [...]
Recently, a disaster for Nigeria began flooding, which can be periodically seen in its different states. This time fate was unfavorable to the northern state of Taraba: flooding neighborhoods led to the deaths of at least 19 residents.
According to information received from a representative of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the press conference in the state capital, the Jalingo, there is evidence that the elements led to the victims in eight counties. Streams of water made unusable for more than 80 thousand hectares of arable land staff, more than 28 thousand people have fled Read more [...]
Two photographs taken from the satellite "Aqua", which were made at intervals of two years, provided an insight into the extent of severe flooding that struck Nigeria. Number of destruction wrought this disaster makes it think the biggest flood that had to watch in the country over the last 40 years.
The first picture is dated October 8, 2010, and the second - 11 October 2012. Each of them shows the southern part of Nigeria, where converge the Niger and Benue. Photographs clearly show that the land, which, until recently, remained dry, now covered with flood water, Read more [...]
Nigeria - the most populous African country and could be the richest, if not bet on the cultivation of coffee, made by previous rulers. After giving the UK Independence in I960, and out of a devastating civil war began BiafranskoY difficulties. As a major oil exporter, the country could prosper. However, as in many other African countries with rich resources, the reality was different. The country has been plundered by their political leaders, many of whom were officers who were educated in the UK.Nigeria - ethnic and religious hot spot. There tribal strife in the south and the religious - Read more [...]
May 7. At least eight people were killed, dozens were seriously injured as a result of flooding in Nigeria. According to local radio, heavy rain and strong wind destroyed hundreds of homes in the state of Zamfara in the north-west African country.
Last week, tropical storms destroyed more than a hundred houses in the neighboring state of Sokoto. According to local authorities, the life of the whole of the region seriously disrupted.
Floods annually covering Nigeria in the rainy season, which lasts from April to September. For example, last year the element has claimed the lives of over 100 people. Read more [...]
Nigeria Sokoto State in 2010 © Chris Houston / MSF
Tuesday, 14 September, flooding in northwestern Nigeria, inundating several villages, forcing more than ten thousand people to flee their homes.
Refugees located in 14 camps organized by the state government Kebbi. Significant flooding in Nigeria. Experts fear that, due to crop damage in the country could be food shortages. Already, about half the country's population of about 7 million people, lack of food.
Note that the cause of the flood was the decision of the authorities of the neighboring state of Sokoto to open on a river dam, which Read more [...]
The number of victims of the cholera outbreak in Haiti continues to grow every day. Last day of the disease 13 people died, bringing the total death toll has reached 305 people. Such data released on Thursday by representatives of the Haitian Ministry of Health.
The number of infected people has exceeded 4000. Most affected by the disease area is Artibonite department, located in the north of the country. In Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, where more than a million people are living in tent camps, the epidemiological situation remains under control of the authorities. Throughout the country, Read more [...]