Floods Situation Report No. 2 (as of 15 November 2012)

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 15 Nov 2012

Highlights

  • Floods continue to recede throughout the country. In Lokoja, the level of the Niger River on 7 November was down by 4.85 meters compared to the peak level of 29 September. The discharge has been reduced by 67%.

  • Upstream from Lokoja and the Kogi state, people are moving back to their community of origin and now need more early recovery and medium term support for reconstruction than emergency, life-saving assistance.

  • In downstream States, people have also started to go back home, but there are still people in need of emergency assistance.

  • US$ 70 million of pledges were raised during a fundraising dinner organised on 8 November by the Presidential Committee for flood relief and rehabilitation.

  • An interagency food security and agriculture assessment organised 19 October – 2 November in 14 most affected states confirmed that the food security situation of many has been eroded, although the impact may not be felt immediately.

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