Cameroon – Floods in Far North Leave Over 5,000 Homeless

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that over 5,000 people have been made homeless by flooding in Cameroon.

Heavy rainfall at the end of July caused widespread flooding in seven districts of Mayo-Danay division, Far North (Extrême-Nord) region.

According to the Cameroonian Red Cross, 5,553 people, including 1,260 children under five years old and 407 individuals with special needs have lost their shelter, personal belongings, livestock and field crops.

OCHA said that more rain is forecast in the country, with further floods expected along the Logone river, which runs along the border with Chad.

Floods in the Far North Region during October and November 2019 affected over 70,0000 people. According to OCHA, 45,000 people were displaced.

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