Maiduguri — Flooding has left more than 12 000 refugees displaced by the Boko Haram terror group homeless in northeastern Nigeria.

The country’s attempts to protect its forests have been undermining the rights of indigenous people living on the land.

At least 21 people have been killed and a thousand others affected by floods and storm due to heavy rains pounding parts of the Horn of Africa nation, the UN relief agency said on Friday night.

Ongoing heavy rains in mountainous eastern Uganda have left over 150,000 people homeless, a top government official said on Friday.

Two were killed, and more than 100 families displaced after three dams burst.

Hundreds of residents in different sub-counties in Butaleja District have been displaced by floods from River Manafwa.

Conflict and disasters displaced 30.6 million people within their own countries last year, according to a new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

More than a month of heavy rains and the floods afterwards have claimed an estimated 100 lives and displaced nearly 260,000 people in Kenya, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Cresce

(AFP) - Weeks of torrential rain after a long drought have turned from blessing to curse in East Africa, killing hundreds of people and displacing hundreds of thousands of others.

Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are essential for sustainable development because of their links to gender equality and women’s wellbeing, their impact on maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health, and their roles in shaping future economic development and environmental sustainability. Yet progress towards fulfilling SRHR for all has been stymied because of weak political commitment, inadequate resources, persistent discrimination against women and girls, and an unwillingness to address issues related to sexuality openly and comprehensively.

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