Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Flooding hits six million people in East Africa

 
Flooding hits six million people in East Africa.  Getty images

BBC News

The number of people hit by seasonal flooding in East Africa has increased more than five fold in four years, according to UN figures.

Nearly six million people have been affected this year with 1.5 million of them forced from their homes.

Parts of the region are recording the heaviest rains in a century.

In 2019, a big temperature differential between the east and west sides of the Indian Ocean was blamed for heavy rainfall.  Read more >>