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Niger: Floods - Jul 2020

Status
Ongoing
Countries
Niger
Disaster types
Flood

On 21 July, authorities reported that heavy rainfall since June had affected 20,174 people and left nine dead. The most affected regions are Maradi and Tahoua, in the west, with respectively 13,667 and 4,173 people affected. About 2,244 houses have collapsed and 713 ruminants died. Local authorities in Maradi have provided food and Non-food items to over 2,000 most vulnerable people in Oli Mamane Doutchi village, Bermo commune. According to a floods preparedness plan established by the Ministry of Humanitarian Action and Disaster Management in collaboration with partners, an estimated 220,000 people could be affected by floods during the current rainy season. (OCHA, 28 Jul 2020)

Heavy rains and subsequent floods have hit several parts of the country in recent weeks. According to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, 14 people have died, 3 417 houses destroyed and 35 360 people have been affected, had their livestock killed, or their lands devastated. The government of Niger, together with international humanitarian actors, are supporting the most pressing needs in food, shelter and non food items. Over the coming weeks, more heavy rains are expected that could exacerbate the precarious situation of those already affected. (ECHO, 6 Aug 2020)