An Intensive and prolonged rainfall, which started at 8 a.m. on August 23rd, 2023, in the Limbe town of the Southwest region of Cameroon Central Africa, continued throughout the day unabated, leading to flooding and multiple landslips in multiple locations in the city.
Landslips and floods have been frequent during the rainy seasons in Limbe over the last 25 years. The intensity and frequency of the occurrence have been increasing.
Human activities exacerbated by climate change and this episode of El Nino have been known to be one of the contributing factors to these events. Rainfall has been the main triggering factor whenever there is an increase, intensive or prolonged, or both.
Local community-based and non-governmental organizations support the government’s effort in responding to this crisis and preparing the local population for local community resilience building. Any support for this effort is imperative.