Flooding across landlocked Niger alone has so far impacted nearly 333,000 people. Over 188,000 people have been affected in neighbouring Chad, with OCHA warning of potential food shortages due to inundated land.
Heavy rains over the last month have led to overflowing rivers and lakes and mudslides, with Kenya particularly impacted. Almost 200 people have lost their lives and according to the Kenyan Red Cross, while hundreds of thousands have been internally displaced since the rainy season began in March.
The United Nations World Food Programme said on Thursday that a record 45 million people in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community faced growing hunger following repeated drought, widespread flooding and economic disarray.
Extreme flooding has devastated South Sudan, with the UN reporting that some one million people have been displaced, and Oxfam reporting that the floods have caused livestock and crops to be destroyed; and schools and health clinics to be closed. Analyst, Akol Dok joins CNBC Africa for more.
The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (HSA) says more flooding is expected in September. Meanwhile, emergency agencies have called for more funding from the government to face the challenges ahead. To discuss this development, Timothy Iwuagwu, Chairman of the Lagos State Branch (LSB) at the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPN) joins CNBC Africa for more.
Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency says about 74 Local Government Areas in 30 states across the country would experience severe flooding between June and September this year. Timothy Iwuagwu, Chairman of the Lagos State Branch at the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria joins CNBC Africa to discuss ways to mitigate the safety hazards caused by flooding.
Wessel Lemmer, Senior Agricultural Economist | Absa In November, Absa published its Agricultural Outlook: Spring Edition for 2017/2018, comprising of a range of topics and contributing thoughts from the bank’s Agribusiness team. The...
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