Floods in Somalia: 50 dead and 700,000 displaced

Floods in Somalia: 50 dead and 700,000 displaced

Floods in Somalia have killed 50 people and driven nearly 700,000 people from their homes.

In addition, rains expected between November 21 and 24 risk causing further flooding which could cause death and destruction according to the national disaster management agency.

On Saturday, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said the number of people displaced by heavy rains and floods in Somalia had almost doubled in a week, while a total of 1 million 7,00,000 people were affected by the disaster.

In addition, roads, bridges and airstrips have been damaged in several areas, affecting the movement of people and supplies and leading to an increase in commodity prices.

The Horn of Africa is facing torrential rains and floods linked to the El Nino weather phenomenon which have claimed dozens of lives and caused large-scale displacement, notably in Somalia, where torrential rains destroyed bridges and flooded areas residential.

Congo: 37 dead in a stampede during military recruitment

At least 37 people, almost all of them young people, lost their lives and dozens of others were injured in a deadly stampede that occurred Monday, November 20 inside the Michel-Ornano stadium in Brazzaville.

Thousands of young people stormed this temple of sport around 11 p.m. to be among the first to obtain the information sheet the next day to enlist in the Congolese Armed Forces. A large crowd tried to force entry to the stadium, causing several people to fall and be trampled by others.

Injured people were transported to the military hospital and Brazzaville University Hospital. The authorities reacted and confirmed the provisional number of deaths in a press release published Monday morning. A crisis unit has been set up.

The call for this recruitment of 1,500 young people to serve in the various army corps had aroused popular fervor among a section of the population affected by endemic unemployment.

According to the World Bank, the dynamics of social exclusion and factors of fragility in the Republic of Congo exacerbate poverty and inequality. A reality which, according to some observers, could explain the presence of thousands of young people this Black Monday in this stadium. Physical presence is the result of the absence of dematerialization of administrative procedures in the country.

The army has not confirmed whether this recruitment will take place after the tragedy or its postponement. On May 28, an entrance exam for the police and gendarmerie was organized in all departments of the country. Although it attracted many young people, its results are still awaited.

Egypt received 28 premature babies from Gaza's Al Shifa Hospital via Rafah

Cairo - Egypt has received 28 premature babies from the Gaza Strip via the Rafah border, said Health Minister Abdel Gafer on Monday (20/11).

Ghaffar said "28 premature babies arrived today at the land port" in a statement posted on the ministry's Facebook page.

He confirmed that the babies are currently being transferred to a hospital that has a medical team and state-of-the-art facilities to provide the necessary medical treatment for them," without elaborating further.

Earlier on Sunday (19/11), the Palestinian Red Crescent Organization announced that his team evacuated 31 premature babies from the Al-Shifa Hospital which was surrounded by the Israeli military so they had to evacuate, to the Emirati Hospital in Rafah.

On Monday morning, the head of the neonatal intensive care unit at the Emirates Hospital Mohamed Salama told Anadolu, "today, 28 of the 31 premature babies who arrived at the hospital yesterday from the Al-Shifa Hospital complex in Gaza will continue their treatment in Egypt."

He said that three of the babies remained at the hospital, with two of them remaining at the family's request for stability. their health.

Israel-Hamas war: South Africa demands arrest warrant for Netanyahu

South Africa is campaigning for international arrest warrants to be issued against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for crimes committed in Palestine ahead of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, in December in New York.

On Monday, Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni reiterated the wish of her country which jointly seized the International Criminal Court last week with the Comoros, Djibouti, Bolivia and Bangladesh. For Pretoria, if the ICC does not react, this sufficiently proves the lack of will of this institution, the failure of the global system of good governance and the need to establish a new mode of global governance.

In the process, the Israeli ambassador in Pretoria was recalled to Jerusalem for consultations, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lior Haiat, indicated on X. South Africa is one of the countries most critical of the massive Israeli bombings on the Gaza Strip carried out in retaliation for the bloody attacks by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas in Israel on October 7. On November 1, Pretoria announced its decision to recall its diplomats stationed in Israel for consultations, to “signal” its “concern”.
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