Nigeria: Floods - Jul 2011
A 17-hour continuous and heavy downpour of rains that occurred in Lagos State South West Nigeria on 10-14 July 2011 caused severe flooding in Lagos State. (IFRC, 25 Jul 2011)
On 27-28 Aug, floods killed at least 98 people in the southwest Nigerian city of Ibadan, about 120km (75 miles) north of the commercial capital Lagos. (AlertNet, 29 Aug 2011)
The annual weather outlook issued by ECMWF, IRI and NIMET indicates an average rainy season in most areas throughout the country between April and September, likely resulting in a good October/November harvest.
GLIDE n° FF-2011-000088-NGA
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation’s disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.
GLIDE n° FF-2011-000088-NGA
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation’s disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.
Period covered by this update: 25th July- 30 September 2011.
By Sam Olukoya
LAGOS, Nigeria, Dec 15, 2011 (IPS) - The women of Makoko, a low-lying slum close to the Lagos Lagoon along Nigeria’s Atlantic coast, always sleep with one eye open. Many live in fear that when they go to sleep at night they will wake to flooded homes and business.
"The other day, I slept and dreamt that a cold breeze was blowing on me. When I woke up I realised that I was actually sleeping in a flooded room," Dupe Faseun, a single mother of five and self-employed canteen owner, told IPS.
Normal to above normal crop production as 2011 main harvest concludes across the country
• The 2011 main harvest is average to above average across the country with production levels similar to the previous year. Livestock‐to‐cereal terms of trade remain favorable to the pastoral households. Over 80 percent of the households across the country are facing None or Minimal acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 1).
• Over 80 percent of the population of households nationwide face None or Minimal acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 1). Food access has been improving since August with the green harvest, stable food prices and the incoming 2011 harvest.
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Average and uneven harvests are expected in the Sahel; worst case scenario probability and response capacity should be assessed
Coarse grain market disruption due to erratic rainfall
The Emergency Humanitarian Action Plan Cote d’Ivoire +4 and Liberia –and especially livelihood recovery pro-jects- are underfunded
- Des récoltes moyennes et inégales selon les régions sont attendues au Sahel ; un point sur les scénarios et les capacités de réponse des partenaires est recommandé
- Comportement disparate du marché des céréales sèches en fonction de la pluviométrie
- Sous-financement des Plans d’Action Humanitaire pour la Côte d’Ivoire +4 et le Liberia, en particulier des projets de rétablissement des moyens d’existence
Good production prospects for the 2011 growing season as rainfall intensifies across the country.
Overall, the 2011 growing season is progressing favorably as cereals and tubers are at advanced stages of maturity, consistent with earlier forecasts for a favorable harvest.
Seasonal prospects are uncertain in some localized areas of Kano, Katsina, Taraba, Sokoto and Adamawa States in the north, as well as in Lagos, Oyo and Ogun in the south where households were displaced and farms and infrastructure were damaged by flooding.
WARRI, 13 September 2011 (IRIN) - Nigeria’s Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has accused state governments of overlooking early warning messages in the wake of flooding across the country that has killed an estimated 140 people and displaced tens of thousands.
As four states in Nigeria prepare for impending heavy rainfall based on the recent flood alert, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has urged the immediate relocations of communities from floodplains and those that built houses on waterway.
The Director General of NEMA, Muhammad Sani-Sidi made the warning during an advocacy visit to the Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom at Government House, Uyo after a Management Retreat of NEMA officials to review the recurrent disaster situations in the country this year.
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At least 102 people were killed when a dam burst in torrential rain and flooding in south-west Nigeria, a local Red Cross official said on Wednesday.
"The death toll for now ... is 102," said Umar Mairiga, disaster management coordinator for the Nigerian Red Cross Society.
He said the Eleyele dam collapsed and several bridges were swept away at the weekend after heavy rains fell for more than seven hours around the university town of Ibadan 150km north of the economic capital Lagos.
31 Aug 2011 12:10
By George Fominyen
DAKAR (AlertNet) - Authorities in Nigeria’s Oyo State have launched recovery efforts after heavy rains led to severe flooding that killed at least 32 people in Ibadan, newspaper reports said on Tuesday.
The state government has been distributing food and bedding to hundreds of people rendered homeless by Friday’s floods. The authorities have also started rebuilding bridges, roads and other infrastructure that was swept away, the Nation newspaper said.
Ce bulletin d’information humanitaire, produit par le bureau régional OCHA pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre, couvre la période du 1er au 31 août 2011.
Plus de 37.000 cas de choléra notifiés au Cameroun, au Tchad, au Niger, au Nigeria et au Mali
Des inondations à Ibadan au Nigeria font plus de 100 morts
Nouvelles études sur les conséquences des retours des travailleurs migrants nigériens
Accord tripartite sur le rapatriement volontaire des réfugiés ivoiriens au Liberia
At least twenty dead bodies were recovered during search and rescue operations coordinated by officials of the National Emergency Management Agency following the flood that devastated Ibadan and its environs last weekend.
The figure of the deaths was given during the visit of Director General National Emergency Management Agency Alhaji Muhammad Sani Sidi to Ibadan on inspection of areas affected by the flood. However, there could be possible higher number of the deaths from some of the remote locations where the inspection team were unable to access.
29 Aug 2011 21:36
LAGOS, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Floods in the southwest Nigerian city of Ibadan killed at least 98 people over the weekend, and bodies were still being recovered from the scene, the Nigeria Red Cross said on Monday.
Read the full article on AlertNet.
Rome, 12 August 2011 – Kanayo F. Nwanze, the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will be in Nigeria to meet with President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to discuss how the country is planning to fortify its smallholder farmers in the face of increasing challenges.
This will be the first official visit of IFAD’s President to the country since the new government was elected in April of this year. The visit comes at a time when a crisis looms over the Horn of Africa, where it is estimated that more than 12 million people are at risk of starvation.