UN chief on World Environment Day 2020

António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on World Environment Day 2020 Nature is sending us a clear message. We are harming the natural world – to our own detriment. Habitat degradation and biodiversity loss are accelerating. Climate disruption is getting worse. Fires, floods, droughts and superstorms are more frequent and damaging. Oceans are heating and acidifying, destroying … Read more UN chief on World Environment Day 2020

Locust Swarms, Floods and Coronvirus Strike Somalia

Devastating floods, swarms of desert locusts and the widespread impact of the coronavirus have struck residents in Somalia. Nearly 500,000 people have been displaced by recent flooding in the country’s central regions, whilst food supplies have been threatened by the invasion of locusts. UN officials have warned that the combined effect of these issues plus … Read more Locust Swarms, Floods and Coronvirus Strike Somalia

Storm Amanda leaves 17 dead, 7,000 in shelters in El Salvador

At least 17 people have been killed and over 7,000 are in shelters in El Salvador due to the persistent rain since Friday caused by storm Amanda. Authorities reported that hundreds of families throughout the country have been evacuated after rivers and floods burst their banks. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP … Read more Storm Amanda leaves 17 dead, 7,000 in shelters in El Salvador

China completes construction of main part of hydroelectric dam in Xinjiang

China has completed the construction of the main part of the largest hydroelectric dam under the Aratax water conservation project in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Located at the border of Shache County and Akto County, the hydro dam is the largest of its kind in Xinjiang and can withstand the turbulent waves of … Read more China completes construction of main part of hydroelectric dam in Xinjiang

International Day of UN Peacekeepers & other topics – Daily Briefing (29 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Peacekeeping – Covid-19/Peacekeeping Missions – Climate – Honduras/COVID-19 – COVID-19/Brazil – COVID-19/Postal Sector – COVID-19/Tourism – Yemen – Security Council – Nepal – Libya – Kenya/Floods – Ethiopia – Somalia – Venezuela – Nigeria – World No Tobacco Day SECRETARY-GENERAL/PEACEKEEPING  This morning, to … Read more International Day of UN Peacekeepers & other topics – Daily Briefing (29 May 2020)

Michigan Floods: Midland Lake Left Nearly Empty After Dam Fails

Authorities and residents were assessing damage Thursday as floodwaters from heavy rains that overtook two dams retreated in some mid-Michigan communities and continued to threaten others further downriver. Those who live along Wixom Lake in Midland County’s Hope Township are wondering when, or if, water will return to their beloved lake. “I’m sick about it. … Read more Michigan Floods: Midland Lake Left Nearly Empty After Dam Fails

Two catastrophic dam failures in Michigan have forced thousands to flee for their lives | ABC News

US Floods: Two catastrophic dam failures in Michigan have forced thousands of people to flee for their lives For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on our ABC News In-depth channel: https://ab.co/2lNeBn2 You can also like … Read more Two catastrophic dam failures in Michigan have forced thousands to flee for their lives | ABC News

Japanese yokai Amabie floods social media

In the fight against #COVID19, a 174-year-old yokai has re-emerged from the sea: #Amabie. The monster, which in Japanese folklore encouraged people to share its image to stave off a pandemic, has gone viral under the hashtag #amabiechallenge Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … Read more Japanese yokai Amabie floods social media

‘Hatiko’ in Kazakhstan | Nothing can make this dog leave the ruins of its owners’ house

After major floods, the dog guarded the wreckage of its owners’ house before EMERCOM rescued the exhausted four-legged creature. Nothing is known yet about its owners. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram … Read more ‘Hatiko’ in Kazakhstan | Nothing can make this dog leave the ruins of its owners’ house

More displacement in East Africa as Lake Victoria swells

Record floods have devastated East Africa this rainy season with almost half a million people displaced. Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake and connects Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. It is at its highest recorded level. Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports on what that means for the communities living around the lake. – Subscribe to our … Read more More displacement in East Africa as Lake Victoria swells

Drought, fires, floods and COVID-19: it’s been a tough year for the NSW town of Cobargo | The Drum

For one little town in southeast New South Wales, the details about how a bushfires recovery fund will be spent has been a long time coming. Things were already tough for Cobargo. For the past three years, it’s been feeling the impact of the worst drought on record, with dwindling water supplies and struggling pastures. … Read more Drought, fires, floods and COVID-19: it’s been a tough year for the NSW town of Cobargo | The Drum

Flash Floods in Uganda Leave Hundreds Homeless

Hundreds of people in the Kasese district of western Uganda were left homeless after flash flooding swept away their homes on May 6, according to local news outlet PMLDaily.com. Across western Uganda, the Nyamwamba, Mubuku, and Nyamugasani rivers burst their banks, and in Kilembe rescuers attempted to save an estimated 200 patients who were trapped … Read more Flash Floods in Uganda Leave Hundreds Homeless

Kenya floods kill nearly 200 in past month

Heavy rains in #Kenya have caused floods and landslides that have left 194 dead and destroyed crops since the deluge began last month, complicating the fight against the #coronavirus. The #flooding comes after similarly deadly rainfall at the end of 2019, and brings with it a second wave of locusts with massive swarms forming in … Read more Kenya floods kill nearly 200 in past month

How Can Refugee Camps Cope With Covid-19?

Doctors Without Borders’ Dr. Tonia Marquardt discusses how refugee camps can cope with the coronavirus pandemic. “When our population is really living quite day to day, they can’t really, you know, just stay inside for days on end,” says Marquardt. “But it doesn’t mean don’t do anything. I think there’s still things you can do … Read more How Can Refugee Camps Cope With Covid-19?