29 October 2013: In mid-August severe flooding struck Niger, with the worst damage occurring in the Tilabery, Dosso and Maradi regions. The flooding has affected some 135,943 people and caused 32 deaths. An estimated 8,456 families had to leave their damaged homes, and they urgently need shelter. In addition, more than 12,500 acres of crops have been wiped out, reducing household income and assets dramatically.
(Niamey, 24 October 2013): Valerie Amos, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, has allocated US$7.9 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost implementation of nine underfunded humanitarian projects in Niger. The projects are part of the 2013 Humanitarian Appeal for the country and aim to provide assistance to more than 650,000 vulnerable people.