Comoros. Around 75,000 people, one-tenth of all Comoros, were hit by rainfall in April, which caused floods and landslides. The weather was the worst in decades; for five days in April it rained as much as for a full year in normal cases. Four people died and about 150 were injured. The three largest islands, Grande Comore, Anjouan and Mohéli, suffered from drinking water shortages, electricity and telecommunications interruptions as well as destroyed roads, housing and crops. About 10,000 people were forced to leave their homes.
During a donor conference in September, the government sought $ 19 million in aid to rebuild the country after the natural disaster. The Comoros were supported by the UN and South Africa, among others.
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The tropical-maritime climate shows only slight temperature fluctuations over the year. The average temperature of the coolest months (July / August) is 22 ° C, that of the warmest months (February / March) is 27 ° C. The dry southeast trade wind prevails between May and October, and the rain-bringing northwest monsoon from November to April. The wettest month is January. Depending on the altitude, between 1000 and 4000 mm of annual precipitation is recorded. In the hot season, tropical cyclones move over the islands more often.
According to countryaah, the population of Comoros in 2012 was 777,313, ranking number 163 in the world. The population growth rate was 2.420% yearly, and the population density was 417.7453 people per km2.
Dictionary of History
Comoros (Union of the Comoros) Island state (4 major islands) of East Africa, in the Indian Ocean. Already inhabited in the 5th century. BC from Maleo-Polynesian groups, they then saw immigration from Madagascar, the African coast, the Arabian peninsula, the Persian Gulf, etc. The Muslim population speaks Shikomoro (Bantu), Arabic and French. Divided into many small sultanates, since the introduction of Islam in the 15th century, they underwent a strong Arab influence until the middle of the century. 19 °. Occupied by France between 1843 and 1886, united with Madagascar (1912), they were then overseas territory (1947). Autonomous (1961), they became independent in 1975 as a Republic, even if the island of Mayotte opted to remain French and Paris refused to cede it to the state of the Comoros, exercising the right of veto at the UN. Extremely unstable, they were the scene of several coups d’etat. The assassination of a president (1989) and secessionist attempts of two of the islands (1998), until the adoption of a federal constitution, with wide autonomy and a rotating presidency between the various islands (2001), triggered a change, but the situation Archipelago politics remained highly critical. In 2009 Mayotte chose, in a referendum, to become a French overseas department in 2011.