Snapshot, 8 to 15 October
This week, flooding caused by heavy rains affected more than 1.3 million people in Nigeria. Flooding
also affected more than five million people in Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab in Pakistan and around
226,000 in Bogra State in Bangladesh. A heavy tropical cyclone hit the south-west coast of Bangladesh
on 11th October 2012 displacing 20,000 people and affecting more than 100,000. Armed violence
continued to escalate in Syria with heavy fighting occurring in Homs, Daraa, Deir Ezzor, Idlib, Latakia,
Aleppo and Damascus.