Floods and landslides triggered by tropical cyclone Seroja in a cluster of islands in southeast Indonesia and East Timor have killed 113 people, with many still unaccounted for and thousands displaced, officials said on Monday.
The United Nations stands ready, if necessary, to contribute to ongoing rescue and assistance efforts, following a glacier burst and subsequent flash flooding in northern India, Secretary-General António Guterres said.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh expressed sympathy with the Vietnamese people and government late on Wednesday over recent floods and landslide that have claimed more than 100 lives.
Nigerien student Hachimou Abdou has had to catch a boat to classes since river water swamped his route to university in the capital Niamey — one of about 760,000 people hit by severe flooding in recent weeks in parts of West and Central Africa.
Major rivers and streams in southwestern of South Korea overflowed or came near to flooding in some places on Saturday due to torrential rains, forcing local residents to evacuate and disrupting train services.
Intense rain and floods in the Indian state of Assam have killed at least 84 people and displaced more than 2.75 million since May, authorities said on Monday, as they tried to collect the bodies of nine rare rhinos drowned in the past 10 days.
Nearly four million people in India’s northeastern state of Assam and neighboring Nepal have been displaced by heavy flooding from monsoon rains, with dozens missing as deaths rose to at least 189, government officials said on Sunday.
Flooding events that now occur in America once in a lifetime could become a daily occurrence along the vast majority of the US coastline if sea level rise is not curbed, according to a new study that warns the advancing tides will “radically redefine the coastline of the 21st century”.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is working with the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and humanitarian partners to provide assistance to survivors of floods that recently swept through Sistan-Baluchestan Province, southeast Iran, in January.