Nigeria: Floods - Aug 2019Ongoing
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)
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. Humanitarian organizations are mobilizing assistance and are also working to prevent further damage as heavy rains and flash floods are expected to continue in September, according to forecasters. 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)
Most read reports
- ECHO: Niger, Nigeria, Chad - Floods (UN OCHA, IOM, FloodList, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 13 September 2019). 13 Sep 2019
- OCHA: West and Central Africa: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (3 – 9 September 2019). 11 Sep 2019
- WHO: Nigeria rushes into current flash flooding to mitigate health hazards. 7 Sep 2019
- FEWS NET: Global Weather Hazards Summary: September 13 - 19, 2019. 12 Sep 2019
- NRC: Torrential rains destroy shelters for displaced people in northeast Nigeria. 23 Aug 2019
Recent floods have been reported across Niger, Nigeria and Chad, resulting in deaths and widespread damage. In Niger, the number of deaths has increased to 57, while more than 132,000 people have been affected since the beginning of rain season.
Several consecutive weeks of heavy rainfall have caused flooding across West and East Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
A poor start to seasonal rainfall has caused abnormal dryness in parts of Mauritania.
Heavy rainfall over the past several weeks has triggered flooding in Senegal, Guinea-Conakry, Sierra Leone, and Mali. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue.
TWENTY-NINE KILLED IN ARMED ATTACKS
Flash flooding has created a humanitarian emergency in areas of north-eastern Nigeria already complicated by insurgency, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and a fragile health system. Now rising is the threat of waterborne diseases, such as cholera and acute watery diarrhoea, which are easily spread through contaminated floodwater.
Persisting heavy rainfall triggers flooding across parts of West and East Africa
A poor start to the rainfall season across Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, and Mauritania has caused significant dryness.
Persisting heavy rainfall following abnormally wet conditions in July has caused flash flooding in Sierra Leone.
The rainy season has not been so kind to the internally displaced persons in the North east of Nigeria especially across the 3 Bay states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. The intensive, destructive and stormy rains have left IDP camps flooded, disease prone, rendered roads impassable, reduced accessibility, increased shelter/ NFIs damages and induce further displacements.
Flood risk persists in parts of West Africa and Sudan while Ethiopia remains abnormally dry
A poor start to the rainfall season across Senegal and Gambia has led to significant dryness.
Continued heavy rainfall has caused flooding in Dakar. Heavy rainfall is likely to continue maintaining the risk for flooding in the region.
HIGHLIGHTS OF ADAMAWA STATE HEALTH SECTOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE
Updates on outbreak of cholera in 4 Local Government Areas of Adamawa State
Training of 400 frontline Health Care Workers (HCWs) in 8 priority LGAs on cholera detection, reporting and management
Engagement of Community Champions to support Risk Communication in the cholera outbreak response
Updates on the repatriation of 4,000 Refugees from Cameroon
From the period 19 – 25 August, a total of 6,980 movements were recorded, composed of 1,371 arrivals and 5,609 departures. Arrivals were recorded at locations in Askira/Uba, Bama, Damboa, Gwoza, Maiduguri, Mobbar, Monguno and Ngala Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Borno state, and locations in Demsa, Girei, Gombi, Hong, Lamurde, Madagali, Maiha, Mayo-Belwa Michika, Mubi North, Mubi South, Numan, Song, Yola North and Yola South LGAs of Adamawa state.
On Monday 26 August, new visa requirements for Venezuelans crossing the border into Ecuador came into effect. This follows similar restrictions implemented by Chile and Peru earlier this year.
The number of Venezuelans crossing into Ecuador from Colombia has been increasing since 25 July, with an average of 1,800 people crossing per day before 2 August. In the run up to the new visa requirements, this number was higher, with approximately 3,700 Venezuelans entering Ecuador per day between 3-25 August.
- Several communities in north-eastern Nigeria have been affected by floods caused by heavy rain since 20 August.
- Media report at least 12 deaths (5 in Jigawa State, 4 in Yobe State, and 3 in Kano State) as a result of flooding incidents between 20-25 August, while 7,400 houses and shelters were destroyed in Borno, Jigawa and Yobe, affecting more than 10,500 households. Several displacement camps in Borno have been entirely flooded.
ASSISTANCE AFFECTED BY INSECURITY IN EAST
Within the period of 12 – 18 August, a total of 7,398 movements were recorded, of which include 821 arrivals and 6,577 departures. Arrivals were recorded at locations in Askira/Uba, Bama, Damboa, Gwoza, Kala/Balge, Mafa, Mobbar, Monguno and Ngala Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Borno state, and locations in Demsa, Fufore, Gombi, Guyuk, Hong, Lamurde, Madagali, Maiha, Mayo-Belwa Michika, Mubi North, Numan, Song, Yola North and Yola South LGAs of Adamawa state.
This report is produced by OCHA Nigeria in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 7 to 24 August 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.
Heavy rainfall was reported in northeast Nigeria. Many IDP camps in Borno State are completely flooded, with hundreds of shelters destroyed and thousands of families affected. The situation is further aggravated by the lack of proper drainage in most camps.
Incessant rains also led to the displacement of 5,300 people in Yobe State. The displaced persons are in dire need of shelter, food assistance and non-food items.
Torrential rain has destroyed makeshift tents and caused severe flooding to temporary displacement camps in northeast Nigeria, leaving vulnerable families homeless. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is appealing for urgent financial assistance to address the colossal humanitarian needs and to prevent the spread of deadly cholera.
2,802 Individuals affected
318 Damaged shelters
Incessant rains have 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.
The dashboard highlights the response provided by DMS/CCCM Sector partners since January 2019. Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) activities continued with partners closely monitoring CCCM activities to ensure stronger focus on community participation. Site facilitation in 136 sites, hosting 732,366 individuals, continued with an emphasis on Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), complaints and feedback mechanisms, community sensitizations and household-to-household engagements.
7.1 MILLION PEOPLE IN NEED
6.2 MILLION PEOPLE TARGETED
2.5 MILLION PEOPLE REACHED
As of June, the United Nations and humanitarian partners have reached nearly 2.5 million people with humanitarian assistance, a total of 39 per cent of the 6.2 million targeted for aid in 2019.