Benin: Floods - Oct 2012

Disaster description

The Niger River burst its banks in September 2012 on a distance of at least one kilometer destroying almost everything in its path and causing massive damage. North Benin's municipalities of Karimama and Malanville were most affected. Approximately 3,000 houses were destroyed, forcing more than 10,000 people to move and find shelter with host families and in schools. More than 43,000 people were affected by the disaster. (IFRC, 24 Jul 2913)

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