Niger Floods Continue

The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) confirmed figures for the current flood situation in Niger.

The current flooding first struck in mid August, as we reported here. On 21 August, a statement from OCHA said that 36,441 people have lost their homes in the floods. The death toll remains at 12, despite further flooding.

“The rains are continuing and the damage could require the deployment of more means in terms of emergency food and non-food assistance and tents,” OCHA said in a statement.

 

File photo: Niger river overflows at Niamey in 2012. Photo credit https://www.flickr.com/photos/oxfam/
File photo: Niger river overflows at Niamey in 2012. Photo credit