South Africa: Severe flooding, national state of emergency declared

20 maggio 2022

A national state of emergency has been declared due to severe flooding and landslides that have caused devastating damage in KwaZulu-Natal and parts of the Eastern Cape.
According to the South African government, 435 people have died and over 48 are still missing as of 19 April 2022. In addition, more than 40'000 people have been displaced and thousands of homes destroyed or damaged, including health centres. Electricity and water supplies have collapsed.