"If it rains again, we'll lose the entire village."
As BRACED projects entered their second year of implementation, unusually wet and dry periods resulted in floods, droughts, and landslides in parts of West Africa, East Africa and South Asia.
Text message alerts prove life saver in flood-hit Nepal
Senegal floods expose need for community warning, preparation
Flash floods wreak havoc across Nepal
With scant warning given, Nairobi flash flooding collapses buildings
Heavy rains have brought flooding to Nairobi and other areas of Kenya since the end of October. These excessive rains are due to the effects of El Niño. This is an ongoing situation, and the event page will be updated regularly as more information comes in.
Hurricane Patricia was a storm that many called a “meteorological marvel.” Headed for Mexico, it intensified incredibly rapidly from a tropical cyclone (40 mph) to a strong Category 5 (200 mph) hurricane in a mere 30 hours. This was the strongest hurricane in recorded history in the Eastern ...
Northeastern Ethiopia is suffering from drought following late and erratic rainfall during two consecutive rainy seasons. The poor rainfall is testing national resilience-strengthening initiatives like the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) and the Farm Africa and Christian Aid BRACED projects ...
The 2015 rainy season in Senegal came on late, but strong. Record-breaking rainfall caused major urban flooding and in more rural cities. The BRACED "Vivre avec l'eau" project provided protection to its pilot site through physical and social flood prevention infrastructure while the rest of the ...