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.