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12 Deaths and 27,000 Displaced Nigeriens Because of Floods

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Niger, Breaking News, Citizen Media, Disaster, Environment, Governance, Humanitarian Response, Technology
Flooding in Niamey in Niger - Public Domain [1]

Flooding in Niamey in Niger – Public Domain

Heavy rains and flooding in Niger have killed 12 people and left thousands [2] without homes. Rivers in Niamey and the extended regions have risen and destroyed thousands of houses. In the region, land degradation and cultivation of marginal land increase the risk that extreme events can develop into natural disasters. Some solutions for flood preparedness were being implemented [3]by national authorities :

ANADIA Niger aims to develop methodologies and tools to assess flood risk, to support planning at different decision making levels, to increase the resilience of local communities and to develop a greater capacity for forecasting and response. In this context, the development of a floods database will contribute to a more effective decision-making.