UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination team will travel to Seychelles in wake of torrential rains there

Following freak weather conditions in Seychelles from 13 to 17 August, including torrential rains which caused two deaths, DHA is dispatching a Disaster Assessment and Coordination team there. Also as part of its response to requests by the Government of Seychelles, DHA will continue to disseminate reports on the situation.

In addition to the toll on human life, torrential rains in Seychelles have caused extensive damage to homes and infrastructure, as well as to forests and agricultural land. Fragile habitats, including wetlands and coral reefs, have also been affected. The damage is estimated at $5.5 million.