Abuja, October 17: More than 600 people have died in Nigeria as devastating floods ravage the African country.
More than 2 million people were affected by the floods and more than 200,000 homes were completely or partially destroyed, CNN reported, citing Nigeria’s Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs. What is Ukraine’s new threat in its war with Russia, the kamikaze drone? Here’s everything you need to know about Iran’s aerial weapons.
“Nigeria’s worst flood death toll in 10 years tops 600,” the ministry tweeted on Sunday.
More than 200,000 houses were completely or partially destroyed, he added.
The recent floods are among the worst types of floods the country has experienced in the last decade. Flooding in certain areas is more severe than the last major flood in 2012.
Nigeria’s Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Sadhya Umar Farooq warned on Sunday that more flooding was likely and urged local governments to prepare accordingly. and warned of devastating flooding in several areas located along the course of the Benue River, CNN reported. Pakistan likely to drop from FATF gray list at October 20-21 plenary of Global Money Laundering Watchdog: Report.
“We are urging the respective state governments, local government councils, and communities to evacuate floodplain populations to higher ground and provide tents and relief supplies, fresh water, and potential medical supplies. We are calling on people to prepare for more flooding due to water-borne diseases,” the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs said on Twitter on Sunday.
Nigeria will soon implement a National Flood Contingency Preparedness and Response Plan aimed at improving the coordination of flood response efforts. In addition, relief efforts are underway amid the devastation suffered by the country due to inadequate preparedness for natural disasters.
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