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Nigeria floods

Vooruitgang: Finalisation
Budget: € 30000
Looptijd: 2019-10-04 - 2020-01-04


Arising from high-water levels in rivers Niger and Benue and heavy rainfall, Cross River, Kogi, Niger, and Taraba States
have experienced flooding from 21 to 27th September 2019. On the 21st and 22nd September, there was a high peak
(see Figure 1) in the water levels for River Niger and Benue which affected some communities in the above-mentioned
States. Indeed, some 18,640 people (3,104 households) are affected by these floods in 54 communities while some
4,485 people (746 households) are currently displaced due to the flood waters. Following these floods, the State
Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) was activated on the 22nd September 2019. According to the State Coordinator of
the State SEMA, seven Local Government Areas (LGAs) located along Rivers Niger and Benue have been severely
affected with over 90 percent of Ibaji community been fully submerged. Over twenty camps have been set up for the
flood affected households. Table 1 indicates the number of flood-affected individuals for each state due to river flooding. Nigeria


Livelihoods and basic needs, WASH


Number of people to be assisted: 10,000 people or
1,667 households

Type ramp: Flood Material relief assistance and services Response
Donateur: The Netherlands Red Cross, Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken (BuZa)
Uitvoerende partners: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

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