Volunteers in Race Against Time to Find Survivors in Sierra Leone Mudslides

Red Cross staff and volunteers are frantically working alongside emergency officials to rescue survivors and assist desperate communities that have lost their homes and loved ones in yesterday’s mudslides in and around the capital Freetown. The most severe mudslides, triggered by three days of heavy rains, occurred yesterday in the coastal suburb of Racecourse on … More Volunteers in Race Against Time to Find Survivors in Sierra Leone Mudslides

UNICEF warns of increased risk to children of cholera, diarrhoea and malaria in flood prone areas of Nigeria

On 13 June 2017, children play in a flooded street caused by recent rains in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state in north-east Nigeria. Each year, the countries around Lake Chad (Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon) suffer from severe flooding as part of the seasonal rains in the region in June 2017. Many children are at … More UNICEF warns of increased risk to children of cholera, diarrhoea and malaria in flood prone areas of Nigeria

Severe flooding hits Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa

Heavy rainfall has caused flooding in the South African provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga resulting in at least seven deaths. A warning of “Flash floods”  was issued by The South African Weather Service on the 5th January in the provinces of Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Gauteng after further heavy rains caused flash floods. The bodies of … More Severe flooding hits Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa