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Cook Islands Prepared for Cyclone Nat: Reports of Flooding and Power Outages

Posted on 12 February 2024

Tropical Cyclone Nat is passing through the Cook Islands, with strong wind warnings in place for the Aitutaki and Ma'uke Islands.

In low-lying areas of the islands, residents have…
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Climate related flooding in the Horn of Africa triggers widespread displacement and destruction

Posted on 08 December 2023

The Horn of Africa is grappling with severe flooding, some of the worst in the region’s history. As of November 29, almost 1.6 million people in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia had been displaced…
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El Niño causing flooding and drought, having severe humanitarian impact globally

Posted on 23 November 2023

The El Niño weather phenomenon is already having both drastic and varying impacts globally.

In the Horn of Africa, flash floods have killed over 100 people and displaced over 770,000 in Kenya,…
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State of Emergency declared in Somalia following severe flooding

Posted on 09 November 2023

A State of Emergency was declared in Somalia this week following the extreme and devastating flooding that has hit the nation.
As of November 6, the Deyr, October-December rainy season in Somalia,…
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Türkiye and Syria quake zones hit by flash flooding

Posted on 22 March 2023

A month after devastating earthquakes resulted in over 50,000 deaths, Türkiye and Syria have now been hit by severe flooding from torrential rains last week. 
Türkiye's South-East provinces of Adiyamin and Sanliurfa, some of…
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Flooding impacts thousands in Brazil

Posted on 01 March 2023

Brazil's south-eastern state of Sao Paulo is in crisis after severe rainfall and flooding impacted the region last week. Governor Tarcisio de Freitas stated that the amount of rain that hit…
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Role of international NGOs during NZ national emergencies

Posted on 16 February 2023

Our thoughts are with the many communities impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle and the flooding over the last fortnight. With the New Zealand Government declaring a National State of Emergency (only…
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