Niger: Floods - Jul 2016

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Past disaster
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Disaster description

On 2 August, the Niger Basin Authority reported that by the end of July, levels of the Gorouol River at Alcongui were the highest in over 50 years. Local authorities and the UN have been delivering food aid for the displaced people, and non-food aid is on its way. The rains are unlikely to ease the pressure on the country's food supply given the damage the flooding has wrought on crops. (OCHA, 22 Aug 2016)

MSF declared that the risks of malnutrition and communicable diseases such as malaria, diarrhoea, and respiratory ailments were real and needed to be addressed. (MSF, 26 Aug 2016)

As of 27 August, heavy rains in Niger left 92,000 affected, 38 dead and 27 injured people. About 75 percent of those affected by the flooding are located in the regions of Maradi, Tahoua and Agadez. According to the Government of Niger, 9,000 homes have been damaged by floods in the country since June. Local authorities recorded significant material damage and the loss of 26,000 heads of cattle (cows, goats, sheep and camel). (OCHA, 31 Aug 2016)

As of 23 Sep, the floods have affected 123 239 people (16 370 households). (OCHA, 20 Oct 2016)

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