Navigation Links
Unprecedented water level rise in Somalia

In East Africa, where days of heavy rains and flooding have led to numerous deaths and entire villages being wiped out, locals are reporting an unprecedented rise in Somalia's Shabelle River and that a major water surge may be headed into the centre of the country, the United Nations said today.

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), reports yesterday from Belet Weyne, close to the border with Ethiopia, indicated that the river level had increased there by over two meters in 15 hours. It was by all local accounts unprecedented in recent times and indicated that a major surge of water was now passing into Central Somalia. Heavy rain was also expected to continue into next week.

In Jowhar, 90 kilometres north of the capital Mogadishu, three villages were affected by breaks in the river. Overnight, river levels dropped from 4.6 to 4 metres, suggesting a breach somewhere upstream. OCHA said Somali authorities and humanitarian agencies agreed that larger scale protection of the river embankment was required and that it would be supported by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). A humanitarian contingency plan was also being developed.

On Sunday heavy rains and floods hit Hargeisa, the main city Somaliland. The floods washed away one of the two bridges in the south-western part of the city and damaged huts and houses on the banks of the river as well as electric power lines. The destruction of the bridge limits the accessibility and mobility of the population around the city, affecting daily activities such as commuting to work, school and accessing hospitals and markets. The floods affected at least 170 households.


'"/>

Source:United Nations


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Anti-bacterial additive widespread in U.S. waterways
2. Microbial fuel cell: High yield hydrogen source and wastewater cleaner
3. Survey finds silver contamination in North Pacific waters
4. Researchers discover underwater volcano
5. Too much water may be as dangerous as too little during long-distance athletic events
6. Radio-tracking associated with dramatic shift in water vole sex ratio
7. Major new UNC-based drinking water study suggests pregnancy fears may be overstated
8. Newly discovered genetic disease sheds light on bodys water balance
9. Beetle-inspired switch uses water for bonding
10. UNC computer, marine scientists collaborate to predict flow of toxic waters from Katrina
11. Acid water in East Java threatens biodiversity and local welfare
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/7/2016)...   Veridium , a leader in biometrics-based ... CEO James Stickland . Stickland, a seasoned ... has served in senior executive roles for HSBC, ... expanding a pipeline of venture capital and accelerating ... served as managing director of U.K.-based fintech firm ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , December 1, 2016 ... (Fingerprint, Voice), Future Technology (Iris Recognition System), Vehicle ... - Global Forecast to 2021", published by MarketsandMarkets, ... Million in 2016, and is projected to grow ... CAGR of 14.06%.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160303/792302) ...
(Date:11/29/2016)... VILNIUS, Lithuania , Nov. 29, 2016 ... high-precision biometric identification and object recognition technologies, ... kit (SDK) for fingerprint recognition solutions that ... extract a fingerprint template using less than ... used in compact devices that have limited ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:12/9/2016)... 2016  A platform of orthopedic device technologies developed ... step closer to becoming viable options for repairing ... a start-up company from Philadelphia, PA. ... these novel absorbable bone fixation and regenerative repair ... use. The company has leased space within the ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... According to a new market research report "Oligonucleotide Synthesis Market ... (Research, PCR, Gene, DNA, NGS, Diagnostic, RNAI), End user (Academic, Pharmaceutical, ... is expected to reach USD 2.20 Billion by 2021 from USD ... forecast period. Continue Reading ... ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Lajollacooks4u, San Diego’s premier team building events and ... events, new program offerings and company expansion. , This is largely due ... groups of over 30 people. Ever since, Lajollacooks4u has seen significant demand for its ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... AskLinkerReports.com has published a report on ... Industry 2016 Market Research Report. From a basic outline of ... are all covered in the report. This report projects investment ... of the Amyloglucosidase industry. ... , , Complete ...
Breaking Biology Technology: