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Fatalities Reported Following Cyclone Ialy in Kenya’s Coastal Area

Volunteers are helping to clear debris from the roads in the Mbaraki area of Mombasa County, Kenya, after a cyclone caused destruction on May 21, 2024. The cyclone, known as Ialy, escalated from a tropical storm and brought strong winds, rain, and high waves to the Indian Ocean, resulting in two deaths and six injuries in Kenya's coastal region on Tuesday evening. Police in Kilifi County confirmed the tragic death of a young schoolgirl after the strong winds ripped the roof off a classroom, and another individual died when…

Southwest CEO Calls for Action to Aid Cyclone Ialy Relief Efforts

President Abdiaziz Hassan Mohamed from the Southwest regional state paid a visit to the headquarters of the Somali Disaster Management Agency (SoDMA) in Mogadishu on Tuesday. This visit came after the agency issued a warning about the approaching Tropical Cyclone Ialy in the southwestern and southern areas. During his visit, the regional leader held discussions with the agency's Commissioner, Mohamud Moalim Abdulle, about the humanitarian efforts being made and the potential impact that Cyclone Laly could have on specific…

Escalating Humanitarian Crisis in Flood-Ravaged East Africa Heightened by Looming Tropical Cyclone

The World Meteorological Organization has issued a warning about Tropical Cyclone Hidaya, which is poised to hit Tanzania and Kenya, exacerbating the existing humanitarian crisis caused by heavy rains in several East African countries. “Hidaya is the first confirmed tropical cyclone in this region, not Sudan, but lower and East Africa,” explained WMO spokesperson Clare Nullis in Geneva on Friday. Hidaya’s impact will be significant, especially in Tanzania, where the ground is already saturated. Kenya will also be affected…

Cyclone Threatens Kenya and Tanzania as Devastating Rains Claim over 350 Lives in East Africa

In Nairobi, Kenya and Tanzania are bracing for a cyclone following devastating torrential rains, resulting in 350 deaths and displacing tens of thousands. Since March, floods have claimed 188 lives in Kenya, displacing 165,000 people with 90 missing as warned by the government to stay alert. The office of President William Ruto in Kenya cautioned of Cyclone Hidaya, bringing heavy rainfall, large waves, and strong winds that could impact marine activities in the Indian Ocean. Neighboring Tanzania, where at least 155 people…

The cyclone evens out town of Madagascar with 120 lifeless, help

The coastal metropolis of Mananjary in Madagascar was largely destroyed after the tropical cyclone Batsirai, help staff stated on Saturday, when extra aids arrived by airplane. The storm killed 120 individuals, principally on the east coast of the island nation within the Indian Ocean, which was hardest hit. "At the moment, the first evaluations made are very alarming. We are talking about nine out of 10 homes damaged by the cyclone, especially around Mananjary," stated Martin Marin, logistics…

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