Some African countries are currently experiencing the wettest rainy season in years. Millions of people have been relocated, evacuated, dozens have died or have disappeared. The water apocalypse is unfolding from South Sudan, to Chad, Nigeria and Gabon. And more countries around Lake Chad could be next!
Thousands of livestock dead. Millions of hectares of crops flooded. After the water apocalypse, these countries will experience mass starvation, famine and water wars… Thanks to climate engineering!
Over 900,000 people hit by floods in South Sudan
At least 909,000 people have been affected by persistent floods in various parts of South Sudan, recent estimates from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) shows.
“These floods have killed livestock and destroyed crops, washed away roads and bridges, destroyed homes, schools and health facilities, and submerged boreholes and latrines, contaminating springs and posing risks of waterborne diseases,” OCHA noted last week.
In Unity State, for instance, rising water levels has reportedly threatened two camps for the displaced people and a UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base with flooding.
Torrential rains in Western Bahr el-Ghazal state caused the collapse of a key bridge, cutting off delivery of emergency aid to already hard-pressed populations, OCHA said.
Last month’s estimates from OCHA indicated that 386,000 people had been affected by flooding across seven states of South Sudan.
Chad: 1 million affected by floods – 1.15 million acres of fields flooded – State of Emergency
The flooding has affected 636 localities in the country while swallowing up more than 465,000 hectares of fields.
Chad’s President Mahamat Idriss Deby has declared a state of emergency over flooding that is affecting more than a million people in the country.
Floods are not uncommon during Chad’s rainy season, which usually runs from May to October in its southern regions. But this year, the rains came early and were the heaviest in decades.
The flooding has affected 636 localities in 18 out of 23 provinces in the country, he added. The worst affected are the southern provinces of Mayo Kebbi Est, Logone Occidental, Tandjile, Moyen-Chari and Mandoul.
The floodwaters have “swallowed up more than 465,000 hectares [1.15 million acres] of fields and 19,000 heads of livestock,” Deby said.
N’Djamena, the capital, has not been spared either – hundreds of people there have fled their homes due to flooding in the last few days.
Chad has two main rivers, the Chari and Logone, which flow through its southern provinces and empty into Lake Chad, at the border area with Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon.
This year the lake was fed early on by other tributaries and its water level became higher than that of the two rivers, causing them to flow instead into surrounding towns and villages, said Hamid Abakar Souleymane, a hydrologist at Chad’s National Meteorological Agency.
“You will have noticed that all the countries which share Lake Chad are also flooded and the phenomenon will continue until the end of the year,” he said.
The United Nations says 5.5 million Chadians need “emergency humanitarian aid”, while the World Bank says 42 percent of the 16 million population lives in poverty.
Gabon: 7 killed in Libreville landslide after heavy rainfall
Heavy rainfall overnight 20 to 21 October 2022 caused severe damages in the city of Libreville, capital of Gabon.
One landslide buried a home in the PK 8 area of the 6th arrondissement of the city. Seven members of the same family died as a result.
Deputy Prime Minister, Alain-Claude Bilie-By-Nze, expressed “immense sadness following the tragedy that took 7 members of the same family, aged 7 to 50, in a landslide in Libreville”.
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“The government, which dispatched the Minister Delegate for Social Affairs to the scene, offers its condolences to the bereaved family and stands by its side,” he added.
Benin – Over 40 dead, 1,300 households displaced after weeks of flooding
Over 40 people have lost their lives and hundreds of homes have been destroyed by flooding in Benin since September this year.
According to reports from the Benin Red Cross and International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) significant rain fell throughout September 2022 in Benin.
Several rivers including the Mono, Oueme and Niger broke their banks. The situation was worsened by the release of waters from the the Nagbéto dam in Togo.
High levels of the Niger river among others have also resulted in widespread flooding in neighbouring countries Niger, where over 160 people have died, and Nigeria, where 1.3 million have been displaced and 603 people have died.
The situation is beyond control in Nigeria, another country in the same area of Africa. They experienced one of the worst rain season in history. More than 600 people have been killed by the devastating waters and more than 1 million people have been evacuated and displaced. In some places, even coffins and tombstones were washed away.
The central part of Africa is facing one of the worst deluge in history. The extreme flooding will have dramatic and deadly consequences on the local population who will have nothing left to eat (dead livestock and drowned crops) and drink (the water is now full of sh*t… Even more than before). All of this thanks to climate engineering… [Sudan Tribune, AlJazeera, FloodList, ]