Nigeria: Floods - Aug 2019

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Incessant rains led to the displacement of some residents of Asheikri, Kawuri, Hausari, Ma’anna/Dagambi, Balle/Gallaba/Melari and Gumsa wards in the Geidam Local Government Area (LGA) of the northeastern State of Yobe. An estimated 318 houses have been damaged, affecting 2,802 individuals (431 households). Asheikri, Kawuri and Hausari were the most affected wards, hosting a combined 1,716 individuals (61%) of the displaced individuals. (IOM, 19 Aug 2019)

As of 23rd August, over 6,800 people living in displacement camps in Maiduguri had been impacted by floods. In Dikwa, 500 people had been rendered homeless due to flooding and had set up home in disused registration centres. (NRC, 23 Aug 2019)

An estimated 8,875 households (HH) have been affected by torrential rains and flash floods across Borno and Yobe states. Heavy rains have also hit Adamawa State and the number of affected households is being assessed. An estimated 7,347 emergency shelters and makeshift shelters have been partially damaged or destroyed, while some others were inundated in some IDP camps and host communities in Borno and Yobe States. In total, 405 WASH facilities have been damaged or destroyed in Borno State. (OCHA, 24 Aug 2019)

The rains and floods have so far affected 21,056 HHs across the three states (10,757 in Borno; 5,454 HHs in Adamawa; and 4,845 HHs in Yobe). Overall, this demonstrates a higher number of households affected in Adamawa State than estimated in the contingency plan, suggesting that concerted multi-sectoral efforts should be focused in Adamawa State to fill the gap between what was planned for and the reality on the ground (OCHA, 30 Aug 2019.)

Heavy rains have inundated two camps and a village in Ngala locality in northeast Nigeria, affecting around 3,450 people. More than 600 houses, including emergency shelters, toilets and other water and hygiene facilities as well as food and household items have been destroyed...Floods have also hit locations in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states, with at least 10 deaths and thousands of people displaced reported. (OCHA, 13 Sep 2019)

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency has reported that more than 100 Local Government Areas in 33 states have been affected by floods. Thirteen states have been placed on high alert for severe flooding. In the violence-hit Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, the risk of more torrential rains and floods remain high until the end of September. As of 30 August, floods had affected around 21,000 households. (OCHA, 24 Sep 2019)

Severe weather has been affecting central and south-eastern States since late September, causing widespread flooding, casualties and damage. The most affected states are Cross River, Kogi, Niger, and Taraba. As of 7 October, tIFRC] reports 12 fatalities (11 in Niger and 1 in Cross River States), 4,485 people displaced (2,300 in Taraba, 1,129 in Niger, and 1,056 in Cross River States) and more than 18,500 people affected across 54 communities. (ECHO, 9 Oct 2019)

More than 40,000 men, women and children – mostly internally displaced people – have little or no access to food or services in the town of Rann, Borno State, due to heavy flooding of the River Kaalia in neighbouring Cameroon since 7 November. (OCHA, 15 Nov 2019.)

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