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Tropical storm kills 30 in Madagascar, thousands displaced

Tropical storm kills 30 in Madagascar, thousands displaced

TROPICAL storm Cheneso has killed 30 people in Madagascar, 20 are missing and thousands have been displaced, authorities said. Cheneso, which made landfall on January 19, was Madagascar's first tropical storm of the year. A series of such storms each year typically hit the Indian Ocean island nation. The government's Office for Risk and Disaster Management said in a report released late Monday that nearly 37,000 people had been displaced by the storm, which caused flooding and landslides. The government announced a death toll of 16 last week. At least 138 people were killed and about 130,000 were left without homes in January…
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Thousands displaced by violence in Mozambique gas town

Thousands displaced by violence in Mozambique gas town

MANUEL MUCARI PORTUGAL will send soldiers to Mozambique to help train the armed forces in its former colony, where authorities battling an Islamist insurgency searched for tens of thousands of civilians who fled an onslaught on the northern coastal gas town of Palma. Many of those fleeing are believed to have scattered into dense surrounding forest or to have attempted to escape by boat when Palma came under attack on Wednesday, aid workers told Reuters. Some waded out to sea to hide, one survivor told Reuters. Mozambique's government has confirmed dozens of deaths, including at least seven who died when…
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Violence, floods in South Sudan’s Warrap state displace thousands

Violence, floods in South Sudan’s Warrap state displace thousands

DENIS DUMO JAMES Athian and his nine children have been living in a makeshift camp in South Sudan's Warrap state for two months since floods destroyed their house. Athian and his family are among the 377,300 people displaced by floods and violence in Warrap since July, the United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs said. Nationwide, more than one million people have been temporarily forced from their homes. "I have nine children and every time they get sick of malaria. (There is) no food and no good place to sleep," Athian told Reuters, standing near submerged houses in…
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