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Nigerian floods leave devastation in their wake
October 19, 2012 by The IRC
|Relentless rains that began in July and are expected to continue this month have caused devastating floods across Nigeria. The map above shows the affected areas.|
Floods have forced 64,000 Nigerians from their homes and have spread across half the nation. The rains have destroyed valuable farmland and a critical main highway, and are threatening to devastate a country already plagued by ethnic violence. The International Rescue Committee is currently monitoring the situation and is prepared to help.
We will share more information as the situation develops.