People try to rescue their belongings in a flood in the town of Guasdualito, Apure state, Venezuela, on July 7, 2015. According to local press, more than 9,000 families were affected by the floods caused by the overflowing of the rivers Arauca and Sarare. (Xinhua/Str) (jp)
People try to rescue their belongings in a flood in the town of Guasdualito, Apure state, Venezuela, on July 7, 2015. According to local press, more than 9,000 families were affected by the floods caused by the overflowing of the rivers Arauca and Sarare. (Xinhua/Str) (jp)

“Scores of families were also affected and displaced by the floods. They have been taking shelter in various school buildings and other unaffected neighbors in their various communities,” the regional Disaster Management Coordinator Momodou B Ceesay said.

“Although no human casualty has been reported, Village Development Committees and other rescue workers were rushed to help the affected families,”said Ceesay.

Gambia in recent years becomes disaster prone which environmentalists attributed the cause to the effect of Climate Change.

National Environment Agency officials have launched several sanitization campaign across the country urged people to change their attitude towards deforestation ,desertification,bushfire and other related issues that will affect the climate .

Gambia is among eighty-five countries that have submitted their new climate action plan to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC),according to officials.

This Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) comes well in advance of a new universal climate change agreement which will be reached at the UN climate conference in Paris, in December this year.

“The Gambia is fully committed to the multilateral process under the UNFCCC and will continue to work with all parties to negotiate and adopt a New Climate Agreement in Paris in December 2015,” Pa Ousman Jarjue, Gambia’s Minister for Environment and Climate Change said in the report. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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