Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2010

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From 19 to 21 August 2010, 72 hours of torrential rain led to the flooding of 8 regions in Mauritania, affecting 38 communities. IFRC registered 1,750 affected families in Aleg, Magta Lahjar, and Kaedi. The collapse of houses led to the displacement of over 1,000 families of which 310 were hosted in two school buildings. The destruction of 37 dykes in the other 5 regions prevented assessment. IFRC, 31 Jul 2011

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