Niger: Floods - Jul 2015

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Past disaster
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FL-2015-000123-NER

Disaster description

Since late July 2015, floods caused by heavy rains have affected more than 20,000 people in the regions of Agadez, Dosso, Maradi, Niamey, Tillabéry, Tahoua and Zinder. Zinder was the most impacted by the disaster, with 35% of its population affected by the floods. (OCHA, 14 Aug 2015)

As of early September, the floods in seven central and southern regions have affected 52,000 people and killed 22. They left 7,450 displaced people and 5,019 buildings destroyed. (OCHA, 2 Sep 2015)

By late September, the floods have affected 87,037 people and destroyed 6,607 homes. Dosso is the worst-affected region, while the city capital Niamey is at particular risk of further flooding. (ACAPS, 22 Sep 2015)

As of 17 Sep, more than half of the affected households had received some kind of assistance. The contingency plan indicate that some 135,000 people could be affected by floods in 2015. (OCHA, 30 Sep 2015)

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