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03 May 2017 description
report IRIN


Okechukwu Onwuma still remembers the painful day heavy floods destroyed his small farm in southern Nigeria’s Delta State.

“It was in November 2012, and the flood didn’t spare anything in this community,” the 45-year-old said, hunched over a small heap of yam on his farm, near Oko-Amakom. “Farmers cried bitterly, and nobody helped us,” he said. “The water covered our farmlands and homes, and displaced thousands of people.”

13 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank, GFDRR


• After the World Bank, European Union, United Nations, and other partners conducted a comprehensive analysis of damages and losses across a wide spectrum of sectors, the teams delivered a final report on a relatively rapid timescale and identified the need for more than $7 billion in needed recovery funding.

• The findings of the Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) have played an important role in incorporating disaster risk management into the World Bank’s planned engagement with Nigeria from 2015-2017.

24 Jul 2014 description
report World Bank

Results & Achievements

  • A Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) following record rainfall and flooding in Nigeria utilized extensive partnerships – such as the United Nations, the European Union, and others – to report on a relatively rapid timescale.

  • After comprehensive analysis of the damages and losses across a wide spectrum of sectors, teams identified the need for more than $7 billion in necessary recovery funding.

17 May 2014 description

Around 9.5 million people are affected by conflict and natural disasters, with 255 000 internally displaced in the northeast and around 70 000 refugees and returnees in Niger, Cameroon and Chad.

There is an urgent need for a better assessment of the humanitarian situation in the northeast of the country - where a state of emergency is in force and escalating violence has led to the death of at least 1 500 civilians since the beginning of 2014. Relief organisations' capacity to provide assistance and protection for victims of the armed conflict should be increased.

17 Mar 2014 description

Key messages

  • Nigeria has the highest number of acutely malnourished children in West Africa. Despite a gradual increase in the number of children that are being treated, more efforts are needed by the Nigerian authorities and donors to scale up the prevention and management of malnutrition.

14 Feb 2014 description
report IRIN

IBAJI, 14 February 2014 (IRIN) - Residents displaced by the 2012 deluge in Nigeria’s Kogi State have by now returned to their villages, where the lingering destruction and scarcity of food have increased hardship. But the struggle to recover has also inspired agricultural transformation.

15 Jan 2014 description

Rreceive assistance from Nigerians in UK

At least 16,470 internally displaced persons (IDP) are officially registered and living in various camps across several states in the country presently, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said.

02 Jan 2014 description

This volume is the third of an annual series, which aims to provide the reader with regularly-updated assessments on the changing nature and dynamics of environmental migration throughout the world. The idea for it stemmed from the course 'Environment and Migration', taught at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) of Sciences Po. The course, which is thought to be the first of its kind in the world, examines the complex relationship between environmental change and migration flows. The best of these papers have been selected and edited, and are presented in this volume.

31 Dec 2013 description

Priority Needs

  1. Advocate for the protection of civilians: Ensure adequate protection of civilians in the North East especially ending of deliberate and coordinated attacks and killings of boys, girls, women, men.

11 Dec 2013 description

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2014/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 7 500 000

05 Dec 2013 description
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  • In West Africa, market supplies improved throughout the region in October due to average ongoing harvests. Carryover stocks were average to above-average in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Benin but below-average in many areas of the Niger and Nigeria due to the effects flood and conflict that disrupted the marketing system in 2012 and early 2013. Stable rice imports from international markets contributed to food availability in Senegal and Mauritania (Pages 3-5).

29 Nov 2013 description

Insécurité alimentaire en baisse au Sahel mais risque de dégradation dès janvier 2014


  • Les récoltes seront globalement moyennes à bonnes dans la région. À la faveur des récoltes en cours, la plupart des ménages sont capables d’avoir une consommation alimentaire suffisante et de satisfaire leurs besoins non alimentaires grâce aux revenus tirés de la vente des produits de rente et de la main d’œuvre. L’insécurité alimentaire minimale de type IPC Phase 1 est observée actuellement dans la quasi-totalité des régions.

13 Nov 2013 description

Summary: The Emergency Appeal operation supported by the International Federation of the Red Cross and RED Crescent Societies (IFRC) has progressed as planned following its revision in May 2013, with the emergency and recovery assistance provided well received by the population affected by the 2012 floods in Nigeria. The 12-months summary update reports on progress from November 2012 to October 2013 as summarized below.

31 Oct 2013 description
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  • In West Africa, cereals trade between the region’s surplus and deficit zones increased in September. Staple food prices remained stable throughout most of the central basin in September as producers and traders sold remaining stocks from above-average 2012 harvests. Cereal prices were stable or increased in many structurally-deficit areas as the lean season can to an end. Rice imports from international markets contributed to adequate food availability the Western Basin (Pages 3-5).

15 Oct 2013 description

By David Fogden, IFRC, and Victoria Madamidola and Charles Eri, Nigerian Red Cross Society

30 Sep 2013 description


 The lean season continues in the Sahel, and the poorest households are still facing difficulties accessing adequate food.

 Floods have caused crop losses and affected livelihoods in the Niger and Nigeria.

 With the USD 20.9 million received so far in 2013, FAO is assisting more than 1.7 million beneficiaries by supporting food and livestock production, and providing livelihood protection and technical assistance.

04 Sep 2013 description
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  • In West Africa, the effects of last year's flood-related production shortfalls and civil insecurity in Nigeria continue to disrupt staple food and livestock markets. Staple food prices remained stable in the central basin in July as producers sold remaining stocks from above-average 2012 harvests. Cereal prices were stable or increased in most structurallydeficit areas as the lean season progressed. (Pages 3-5).