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SANDF helps rebuild Durban’s M4 bridge

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South African Army engineers are helping rebuild the M4 bridge over the Mdloti River in La Mercy after it was damaged by recent flooding...

SANDF, SARS and DTIC provide flood relief in KwaZulu-Natal

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With soldiers on the ground helping KwaZulu-Natal recover from recent flooding, SA National Defence Force (SANDF) personnel nationwide dug deep into own pockets to...

SANDF helps clean up KZN beaches

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Three SA National Defence Force (SANDF) companies have helped clean debris off KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) beaches following recent flooding in the province. The companies from Buffalo...

Soldiers and police putting their backs into KZN flood relief

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The Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cabinet cluster is one of the myriad government agencies and departments currently “all hands on deck” in...

Ports Authority rescues stranded flood survivors

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Transnet National Ports Authority has rescued at least 80 people during the torrential flooding in eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal. The areas has received significant downpours of rain...

Flooding in 10 Nigerian states

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Floods in much of central and southern Nigeria killed 100 people across 10 states, the country's emergency and disasters agency said. Flooding tends...

Malawi floods bring fresh misery to drought survivors

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Deadly floods in Malawi robbed Fanny Josamu of her husband last year and now drought threatens her two children with starvation. For weeks,...

UNICEF says 300,000 displaced by Malawi floods, double previous estimate

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More than 300,000 people have been displaced by flooding in Malawi, almost twice as many as previously estimated, the United Nations Children's...

SANDF preparing to help after floods hit Mozambique

At present about 150 SA National Defence Force (SANDF) members whose musterings cover operational medicine, divers and the full spectrum of helicopter...

SANDF on flood relief standby

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has been placed on standby to assist with flood relief as heavy rains continue across...

Rains bring further misery for Central Africa’s displaced

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An early start to the rainy season in the Central African Republic has worsened the plight of hundreds of thousands of people...

Namibian Air Force ends Zimbabwe flood rescue mission

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The Nambian Air Force (NAF) says the three helicopters which were deployed to Zimbabwe on a flood rescue mission nearly two weeks...

SANDF helping Mozambique back onto its feet after floods

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The humanitarian side of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is again proving its worth in flood-stricken Mozambique where a number...

Nigeria president calls floods a ‘national disaster’

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan visited some of the hundreds of thousands of people made homeless by the country's worst flooding in at...

SANDF offers relief to flood-stricken communities in Limpopo and Mpumalanga

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is currently providing disaster relief to flood-stricken communities in Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces. Over four...

Asia, Africa megacities top climate change risk survey

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Rapidly growing megacities in Africa and Asia face the highest risks from rising sea levels, floods and other climate change impacts, says...

Algerian floods kill 9

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Nine people died and a rescue worker was missing in flooding in southern Algeria, official media reported. At least 43 people were injured...

Disaster aid donors shun “bad brand” Pakistan

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Pakistan's image of a haven for Islamist militants is making it a "bad brand" to sell to global donors, despite an urgent...

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