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Flood in Mauritania

Monday, 07 September 2009

Type of Event:
Flood
Location of Event:
毛里塔尼亚
Date of Charter Activation:
07/09/2009
Charter Requestor:
UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNICEF
Project Management:
ESA

Description of the event

Heavy rainfall caused severe flooding in the south-eastern Mauritanian city of Rosso, near the Senegal River, since 3 September. Areas around Nouakchott are also affected by flooding and according to officials, 1 death was reported so far and more that 3,500 people left homeless.