Niger – Floods Leave 11 Dead and 1,700 Homes Destroyed

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in Niger reported on 28 July that 11 people have died and 1,693 homes destroyed by floods in the country since June.

Nearly 30 000 people affected by the floods Heavy rains in some parts of the country that began in June. Significant material damage and loss of 19,536 head of cattle were also recorded by the Humanitarian Coordination Unit (CCH).

Floods in Niger, July 2016. Image: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Niger
Floods in Niger, July 2016. Image: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humaniatarian Affairs, Niger

The worst affected regions are the desert areas of Tahoua in the west, where seven people died and 5,321 people were affected, and Agadez in the north where three people were killed and 18,448 affected, according to UNOCHA.