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Benin: Floods - Sep 2013

Status
Past
Countries
Benin
Disaster types
Flood
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Heavy rains during the third quarter of 2013 led to the River Niger overflowing its banks, which caused flooding in the Malanville and Karimama districts north of Benin. The flash flood destroyed more than 3,000 houses and affected 13,000 hectares of farmland, leaving more than 10,000 people displaced and more than 30,000 affected. By the end of November, the flood waters had receded and some of the displaced had started returning to their damaged houses, but many households remained in temporary camp sites in Malanville and Karimama districts where humanitarian actors including the Red Cross provided basic immediate support.(IFRC, 9 Dec 2013)