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Rain falls before the landfall of cyclone Eloise in Beira, Mozambique January 22, 2021, in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media. Video obtained by REUTERS

Tropical cyclone Eloise makes landfall in Mozambique, loses strength

Tropical cyclone Eloise made landfall in Mozambique early on Saturday, hitting the coastal city of Beira with huge gusts of wind and heavy rains, but was losing strength as it progressed, a South African weather official said.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

FAO: Swarms of desert locust invading East Africa

The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has alerted that swarms of desert locust are migrating and reaching new parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Tanzania.
A quarter of a million displaced children in Mozambique’s conflict-ridden Cabo Delgado province are at risk of deadly diseases with the onset of the rainy season UNICEF warns.

Children at risk of deadly diseases in Mozambique’s volatile Cabo Delgado province

A quarter of a million displaced children in Mozambique’s conflict-ridden Cabo Delgado province are at risk of deadly diseases with the onset of the rainy season UNICEF warns.
UNHCR staff unload aid from an aircraft in Mogadishu for distribution to families affected by flooding in central Somalia’s Hiran region, November 2019. UNHCR-William Ejalu

UN steps up aid for Somalis displaced by Cyclone Gati

U.N. agencies are rushing emergency aid to thousands of victims of Cyclone Gati, the most powerful tropical storm ever to hit Somalia.

Sri Lanka says no major damage caused by Cyclone Burevi

The Disaster Management Centre (DMC), Deputy Director, Pradeep Kodippili, in Sri Lanka said on Thursday that no critical damage was caused by Cyclone Burevi.
People run from the Marina beach after sudden heavy rains before Cyclone Nivar's landfall, in Chennai, India, November 25, 2020. REUTERS-P. Ravikumar

Cyclone Nivar slams into southern India causing five deaths

A severe cyclone slammed into India’s southern coast early on Thursday, killing at least five people and uprooting trees and power lines.
President Rodrigo Duterte was scheduled to fly to the northern Tuguegarao province on Sunday to assess the situation in the Cagayan Valley region, which was heavily flooded after Typhoon Vamco dumped rain over swathes of the main Luzon island, including the capital, metropolitan Manila.

Thousands trapped in Philippines as toll from Typhoon Vamco rises

The death toll from the deadliest cyclone to hit the Philippines this year has climbed to 67, with 12 people still missing, according to the country’s national disaster management agency.
Buyers examine bales at the start of the tobacco selling season, after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak delayed the opening of auctions by more than a month, in Harare, Zimbabwe, April 29, 2020. REUTERS-Philimon Bulawayo

Zimbabwe tobacco sales down 23.5% after poor rains

Sales of Zimbabwe’s tobacco, the second largest foreign currency earner, fell 23.52% to 178.7 million kilograms this year, official data showed on Monday, after production was affected by lower rainfall.
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

Zimbabwe gets $7 million World Bank grant to fight coronavirus

The World Bank will grant $7 million to Zimbabwe to help it fight the new coronavirus outbreak that is expected to worsen an already struggling economy and food crisis, a bank spokesman said on Wednesday.
This aerial photograph shows the damaged communities in Macomia district, Mozambique, on April 27, 2019 following the destruction by Cyclone Kenneth. AFP

Mozambique on recovery path after devastation by cyclones

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is expressing optimism that Mozambique’s economic recovery is on course, a year after the southern Africa country was beaten down by tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth.
As the tropical cyclone Calvinia approaches, Mauritius has closed its main airport and shops as well as other businesses in the capital.

Mauritius closes main airport, businesses as cyclone Calvinia approaches

As the tropical cyclone Calvinia approaches, Mauritius has closed its main airport and shops as well as other businesses in the capital.
FILES) In this file photo taken on December 25, 2019, residents walk past a house damaged during Typhoon Phanfone in Tacloban, Leyte province in the central Philippines. The number of deaths from a powerful storm that hit the Philippines on Christmas has climbed to 41, authorities said December 29, 2019, with tens of thousands of locals remain packed in evacuation centres. Bobbie ALOTA / AFP

Philippines Christmas typhoon death toll climbs to 41

The number of deaths from a powerful storm that hit the Philippines on Christmas has climbed to 41, authorities said Sunday, with tens of thousands still in evacuation centres.
Tropical Cyclone Sarai has left two people dead and more than 2,500 needing emergency shelter in Fiji on Sunday.

Two dead, 2,500 seek emergency shelter in cyclone-battered Fiji

Tropical Cyclone Sarai has left two people dead and more than 2,500 needing emergency shelter in Fiji on Sunday.
Adams Oshiomhole

‘Hurricane Oshiomhole’ sweeps through Bayelsa, Kogi

In meteorological lore, hurricanes – cyclone-strength winds are usually named after females. But an exception was seemingly made last Saturday when ‘Hurricane Oshiomhole’ that sacked the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the maritime state of Bayelsa made landfall. This time, elated locals gave it a man’s name, in sheer awe of the comprehensiveness and clinical finish of the change it brought.
A woman walks through a waterlogged house after cyclone Bulbul hit the area in Koyra, some 100 km from Khulna on November 10, 2019. – Cyclone Bulbul, packing a maximum wind speed of 120 kilometres per hour (75 miles), is on course to make landfall near the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest, which straddles Bangladesh and part of eastern India. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP)

Cyclone death toll rises to 24 in Bangladesh, India

The death toll from a cyclone that barrelled into the coasts of Bangladesh and India has risen to 24, authorities said Monday, as the two nations assess the scale of devastation wreaked by the powerful storm.
DHAKA, BANGLADESH - With a strong cyclone approaching Bangladesh on Saturday, authorities used more than 50,000 volunteers and officials to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people to shelters across the low-lying delta nation's vast coastal region.

Hundreds of thousands evacuated ahead of Bangladesh cyclone

With a strong cyclone approaching Bangladesh on Saturday, authorities used more than 50,000 volunteers and officials to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people to shelters across the low-lying delta nation's vast coastal region.
This aerial photograph shows the damaged communities in Macomia district, Mozambique, on April 27, 2019 following the destruction by Cyclone Kenneth. AFP

World Bank gives $545 million for cyclone-hit southern Africa

The World Bank will extend more than half-a-billion dollars in grants for cyclone-ravaged southern African countries, its chief announced on Friday as he concluded a visit to Mozambique, the worst affected country.
This May 1, 2019, satellite image obtained courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows Tropical Cyclone Fani intensifying in the Bay of Bengal. – India deployed emergency personnel May 1, 2019, and ordered the navy on standby as it braced for an extremely severe cyclonic storm barrelling towards the eastern coast. Tropical Cyclone Fani, located in the Bay of Bengal and packing wind speeds up to 205 kilometres (127 miles) per hour, is expected to make landfall at Odisha state Friday. (Photo by HO / NOAA / AFP) /

Mass evacuations as monster cyclone targets India

Nearly 800,000 people in eastern India have been evacuated from the expected path of a major cyclone packing winds up to 200 kilometres (125 miles) per hour and torrential rains, officials said Thursday.

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