Nigeria: Floods - Aug 2015

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Heavy rains, compounded by the breakdown of dams in some states, have caused floods in 11 states across Nigeria in August and September of this year. According to the National Orientation Agency (NOA), a total of 53 people died, and 100,420 have been displaced. The floods have affected 11 States across the country, to a greater or lesser degree: Adamawa, Anambra, Benue, Delta, Kaduna, Kebbi, Niger, Ondo, Sokoto, Taraba and Zamfara. Homes and other buildings have been swept away, and agricultural areas flooded. (OCHA, 10 Nov 2015)

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