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Daily Noon Briefing Highlights: Niger

02 Sep 2020

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More than 281,000 people have been affected by floods in Niger over the past three months. Credit: OCHA Niger

Daily Noon Briefing Highlights – 2 September 2020

Niger: Impact of floods

Torrential rainfall in Niger since June has impacted more than 281,000 people, destroying 26,000 houses and killing 51 people, according to government data. In addition, several thousands of hectares of cultivated farms have been swamped, which would impact food production. Floods have been reported in all seven regions in the country.

The UN, along with our humanitarian partners, and in support of government response efforts, supplied non-food items to various regions and have provided 4,700 shelter kits to refugees and internally displaced people in the capital city, Niamey, and the Diffa region.

So far, more than 72,000 people have received assistance, including food and non-food items. The priority needs are food, shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene, education and protection services.

Additional funding is required to continue providing timely aid to the affected population.