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South Sudan: Among countries most struck by extreme weather

Source(s):  EastAfrican, the - Nation Media Group Limited

By Pauline Kairu

  • Floods damaged 74,000 hectares of cultivated land amounting to a loss of over 70,000 tonnes of cereal.
  • Then, bush fires fanned by gusty winds intensified in May that year gutting four villages and killing dozens, and injuring hundreds more in the Western Bahr el Ghazal region

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The country required $61.5 million to respond to immediate flood-induced damage that affected over 900,000 people; 620,000 of whom required immediate humanitarian assistance.

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The Climate Risk Index (CRI), developed by think tank Germanwatch, quantified impacts of extreme weather-related loss events in 2019 and long term between 2000-2019. The index shows that over 475,000 people lost their lives as a direct result of more than 11,000 extreme weather events globally and losses amounted to around $2.56 trillion.

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The catastrophes were the result of storms and their direct implications — precipitation, floods and landslides as well as droughts and wildfires.

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  • Publication date 24 Feb 2021

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