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Southern Africa’s dangerous information gap exacerbates natural disasters

During Cyclone Idai, responses were hampered by a shortage of reliable information. This has worrying implications for dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic

Mozambique braces for violent floods after Cyclone Kenneth

The first floods have already been seen in some parts of Pemba, the capital of Cabo Delgado province, as well as in surrounding areas

Grim portent of what’s to come

A stunned Durban is counting the costs of the floods — destroyed infrastructure and people’s lives and homes

Despatch from Beira: “I have to choose between starvation or dying of disease”

Some people in Beira are so hungry that they are scooping rotting rice from the flood waters

Zim cyclone survivors tearfully list dead relatives

The eastern district of Chimanimani was worst-hit, with houses and most of the region's bridges washed away by flash floods

Warm world: Floods are our future

New research says the potential destruction of climate change has been gravely underestimated

Uttarakhand: The climate change widows of India

When natural disasters claim the lives of men, it is women in Indian villages who suffer the most

Emergency officials search for survivors in Kerala

More than 321 centimetres of rain has fallen in Idukki, southern India, which is now virtually cut off from the rest of the state

Call to investigate early storm warning systems for KZN

​The DA has called on government to investigate what more may have been done to prevent the deaths and destruction caused by the Durban storm.

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