Benin: Floods - Jul 2011

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Heavy rains since the first week of July 2011 have resulted in severe flooding of municipalities and communities of Lokossa, Athiémé Bopa and Cotonou Littoral. Reports from local authorities shows that dozens of huts built of black earth collapsed, affecting about 500 households within the inaccessible areas. There has been extensive damage to poultry and livestock, and many hectares of farmland and crops have been destroyed. (IFRC, 29 Jul 2011)

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