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Affected countries: Niger
At least 100 houses collapsed in Tahoua after heavy rainfalls hit the city on 15 July. There is little information available on needs although damages are said to be extensive. In 2018, at least 170,000 people are expected to be affected by floods during the rainy season, usually ranging from June…
Affected countries: Niger
As of 23 July, 247 cases of cholera, including four deaths, have been registered in the department of Madarounfa, in the southern Maradi region, according to the Ministry of Public Health. The areas of Dan Issa, Gabi, Harounawa, Madeini, Maraka and N’Yelwa are the most affected. A cholera…
Affected countries: Niger
Heavy rains in the capital city Niamey on 13 and 14 June have left 11 dead. In the Tillabery region, three people died and more than 300 people were affected. (OCHA, 16 Jun 2017) As of 20 June, 8,247 people have been affected across the country, including in Niamey and Tillabery. (OCHA, 20 Jun…
Affected countries: Niger
The Ministry of Health on 19 April declared an outbreak of Hepatitis E that has killed 25 among 86 infected people. Medical assistance and preventive measures are ongoing to curb the disease which is mostly transmitted through contaminated water. (OCHA, 24 Apr 2017) The current outbreak in Niger…
Affected countries: Niger
On 29 March, the Government of Niger declared a meningitis epidemic in three health centers of the Niamey II health district. Six health districts are in alert in the regions of Tillabéry, Dosso and Tahoua. The Ministry of Health launched a vaccination campaign on 06 April 2017, exclusively in…
Affected countries: Niger
The Ministry of Health, which officially declared the outbreak on 20 September, says 23 people have died from the virus and 60 people have been infected. Nearly all of those infected are pastoralists. There are also reports of significant livestock deaths from the virus, particularly cattle, sheep…
Affected countries: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria
Following the recent detection of wild poliovirus in Nigeria, Ministers of Health from Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger and Nigeria have declared the polio outbreak in Nigeria as a public health emergency for countries of the Lake Chad basin. The declaration, coming out of the 66th…
Affected countries: Niger
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…
Affected countries: Niger
414 cases of meningitis, including 33 deaths, have been registered in Niger in January and February 2016. This exceeds significantly the number of cases recorded during the same period in 2015 (95 cases). Most of the cases are registered in the districts of Niamey, Tahoua, Tillabery and Dosso…
Affected countries: Niger
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…
Affected countries: Niger
Niger's Ministry of Public Health officially declared measles and meningitis outbreaks on 1 Apr 2015 (OCHA, 14 Apr 2015). As of 18 Apr, the meningitis outbreak had affected all regions except Diffa, with 905 cases recorded since the beginning of the year and a fatality rate of 9,39 per cent…
Affected countries: Niger
Starting in September 2014, cholera cases began to increase drastically in southern Niger. Of 1,365 cases reported between the beginning of the year and 7 Oct, 739 were reported in September. Tahoua region was the most affected, with 776 cases as of 7 Oct, followed by neighboring Maradi with 353…
Affected countries: Niger
Ongoing heavy seasonal rainfall has caused flooding in several parts of Niger in August 2014. As of 21 Aug, more than 36,400 people had been affected according to the Government, and 18 deaths had been reported. Tillabéry was the most affected region, followed by Dosso, Maradi and Tahoua. By this…
Affected countries: Niger
Starting on 13 Aug 2013, torrential rainfall resulted in heavy flooding all across Niger. As of 2 Sep, 26 deaths had been recorded and more than 75,000 people had been affected, including some 6,600 families, whose houses collapsed. Approximately 12,000 hectares of crops are flooded. The most…
Affected countries: Niger
Heavy rains caused flooding in various parts of Niger starting at the end of July 2012 as part of the rainy season. By October, at least 91 people had been killed and 530,000 affected by floods, which hit the Tillabery region of the land-locked country hardest. Additional flooding occurred in…
Affected countries: Burkina Faso, Niger
As of 24 Jun 2012, 2,023 cases of cholera and 52 deaths had been registered, compared with 474 cases and 20 deaths in June 2011. The region of Tillabéri (Tera, Tillabéri, Kollo, Sai districts), which hosts refugees from Mali in several camps, was the most affected, with 2005 cases. The regions of…
Affected countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger
A meningitis outbreak affected several countries in West and Central Africa in the first half of 2012. As of 13 May 2012, a cumulative number of 800 cases and 78 deaths were reported in Benin. In Burkina Faso, a total of 5,558 cases and 590 deaths were reported. In Chad, a total of 3,636 suspected…
Affected countries: Niger
A cholera outbreak affected seven regions along the Niger River, the source of contamination. The first confirmed cases were recorded in March 2011; by October 2011, 2,130 cases and 50 deaths had been reported. (IFCR, 24 Oct 2011)
A combination of factors including, the 2011 drought, high food prices, low agricultural production, as well as the inability of affected households to recover from the 2010 food and nutrition crisis, exacerbated the sub-region’s vulnerability in 2012. Moreover, the 2010-2011 crises in Cote…
Affected countries: Niger
In August 2011, more than 13,000 people were affected by floods in the regions of Tillabéry, Zinder, Tahoua and Agadez. Five people died, nearly 1,000 houses were destroyed and crop fields were damaged (OCHA, 1 Sep 2011)