Devastating floods across Belgium and Germany
- Category: News
- Published: Monday, 19 July 2021 18:02
- Written by Emmanuel Rivera
Last week, catastrophic rains and floods impacted Germany and Belgium. In particular, the cities of Liege, provinces of Namur and Luxembourg heavily suffered.
While many inhabitants had to flee their homes, others unfortunately perished due to the sudden onset of the rising waters.
This is a stark reminder that climate change cannot be ignored anymore and that regardless of the the geographic area, communities need to be prepared and adapt to the evermore present and changing threat.
The work carried out by organisations involved in international development is now more crucial than ever. Good practices in terms of early warning systems and territory planning are going to become key in preventing and mitigating these phenomenons going forward.
Pilot4dev works towards an adaptation fund which you can support here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/fund-for-climate-change-resilience-building