United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has approved US$28 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support life-saving relief work for people fleeing violence in Nigeria.
More than 1.2 million Nigerians have been driven from their homes as a result of Boko Haram-related violence which escalated dramatically since the start of 2015. Over 150,000 people have fled to neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger, putting a further strain on some of the most vulnerable communities in the world.
24 January 2013: From July to October 2012, Nigeria experienced its worst flooding in more than 40 years. Heavy rainfalls coupled with overflowing rivers and dams have created a devastating humanitarian crisis. 33 out of 36 states in Nigeria have been affected, out of which 14 states have been considered severely affected.
Estimated 7 million people have been affected by the floods. More than 618,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed resulting in internal displacement of 2,157,419 million people. 363 people have been reported dead.