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UN, Somali Government seek $80 million in immediate relief for flood-affected populations

The United Nations and the Somali Government on Sunday launched a joint appeal for $80 million to provide immediate help for the people affected by recent flooding in the country’s centre and south.

UN extends solidarity to flood-devastated Texas after record-shattering rainfall

The United Nations is reacting to the devastating images from Tropical Storm Harvey, which has affected an area the size of Spain in the southern United States, and which is likely to worsen in the coming hours as the rain continues.

News in Brief 17 May 2017 (AM)

Somali drought “tragedy continues to unfold”

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UN, humanitarian partners to launch $40M appeal for flood-hit Peru

The United Nations and humanitarian partners in Peru are expected today to launch an appeal for $39.2 million to provide urgently needed aid to people affected by the latest flooding in Peru.

UN agencies ramp up aid efforts to flood-hit Southern Africa countries

With Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar continuing to face torrential rains and worsening floods, United Nations agencies are scaling up relief efforts to assist those affected and displaced in the southern African countries.

Extreme flooding must be ‘turning point’ on disaster response – UN official

A United Nations senior official today stressed that this year will be a “turning point” in how governments view and respond to extreme weather events, and floods in particular, which are currently affecting several countries across the world.

UN chief saddened by loss of life, damage caused by torrential floods in India

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his sadness at the loss of life, and the damage to homes and infrastructure, in India due to torrential floods in the northern state of Uttarakhand over the last week.

UN disaster management team closely monitoring India floods

The United Nations Disaster Management Team in India is closely monitoring the situation in the north, where torrential rains have triggered floods and landslides that have reportedly killed at least 70 people and left thousands stranded.

Central America floods crisis only just beginning, warns UN relief official

The humanitarian emergency caused by last month's devastating floods in Central America is only just beginning, a top United Nations relief official said today, warning that the situation could get worse for the estimated 1.2 million people affected without urgent international support.

UN agencies voice concern at impact of South-East Asian floods on children

The massive flooding in South-East Asia has taken a heavy toll on the region’s children, United Nations agencies said today, with over 200 already having lost their lives, many due to drowning, and hundreds of thousands at risk of missing school because of damage to infrastructure.