December 1, 2020

Flooding and landslides hit Ethiopia

Heavy rains have caused flooding and landslides in many areas of Ethiopia, killing four and displacing hundreds more.

The worst hit area was the eastern city of Dire Dawa.

The heavy and prolonged rains also caused landslides in the south of the country, forcing hundreds to flee their homes.

It comes as the country battles to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Africa’s second most populous nation has reported just 124 cases of Covid-19 but repeated disasters are putting additional strains on those fighting the disease.

Ethiopia is also dealing with a fresh wave of locusts. Billions of the tiny insects are making their way across the country, threatening harvests and leading to fears of food shortages.

Source: BBC.com

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Flooding and landslides hit Ethiopia

Heavy rains have caused flooding and landslides in many areas of Ethiopia, killing four and displacing hundreds more.

The worst hit area was the eastern city of Dire Dawa.

The heavy and prolonged rains also caused landslides in the south of the country, forcing hundreds to flee their homes.

It comes as the country battles to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Africa’s second most populous nation has reported just 124 cases of Covid-19 but repeated disasters are putting additional strains on those fighting the disease.

Ethiopia is also dealing with a fresh wave of locusts. Billions of the tiny insects are making their way across the country, threatening harvests and leading to fears of food shortages.

Source: BBC.com

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