Floods In Nigeria: Floods wreaks havoc in Nigeria, so far more than 600 people have died while about 13 lakh people are homeless

Floods In Nigeria: Floods wreaks havoc in Nigeria, so far more than 600 people have died while about 13 lakh people are homeless

 

Lagos: Floods In Nigeria– The worst floods in Nigeria in the last decade have wreaked havoc in the country. So far more than 600 people are reported to have died in this flood. This information has been given in a new figure released on Sunday. Nigeria’s Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs said in a statement released on Twitter that the disaster has left more than 1.3 million people homeless.Floods In Nigeria

According to a news agency AFP news agency Humanitarian Affairs Minister Sadia Umar Farooq said that unfortunately till October 16, 2022, more than 603 people have lost their lives due to floods. The minister said that before last week the death toll was 500.

But some state governments did not prepare to deal with the floods. Due to which the death toll increased. Minister Umar Farooq said the floods completely destroyed more than 82,000 homes and about 110,000 hectares (272,000 acres) of agricultural land. (Floods In Nigeria)Floods In Nigeria

The rainy season in Nigeria usually starts around June. This time it has rained since August. Whereas in the country in 2012, 363 people died and more than 21 lakh people were rendered homeless due to the severe floods. This country in sub-Saharan Africa is disproportionately affected by climate change. Its economy is already reeling from various crises due to the Russo-Ukraine war. (Floods In Nigeria)

Nigeria’s rice growers have warned that devastating floods could cost some 200 million people in the country with rising inflation. Because Nigeria has banned the import of rice to encourage local production. (Floods In Nigeria)

Meanwhile, the World Food Program and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said last month that Nigeria was among six countries facing high risk of devastating levels of hunger.
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