2013 Rainy Season Overview West and Central Africa, 11 September 2013

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 11 Sep 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2013 has been a less damaging rainy season vis-à-vis floods and agricultural implications than 2012.

  • 323,396 people have been affected by floods this rainy season.

  • 30,445 people been displaced by floods this rainy season.

  • At least 34,000 Hectares of agricultural land have been destroyed by floods.

  • Delays in onset of the rainy season likely to have impact on agricultural yields unless rainfall increases in the next month.

  • 30-day rain deficits recorded in Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Togo and Benin.

  • Damaging floods have occurred in nine countries in the region, most recently in Benin, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal.

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