Floods caused by weeks of rain have displaced up to 200,000 Nigeriens and claimed at least five lives, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said. OCHA added that some 100,000 heads of cattle were lost in the floods. These numbers are expected to increase in the coming days.
The most immediate needs are food, shelter, mosquito nets and blankets, according to Modibo Traore, head of OCHA in Niger.
“We have still one month ahead for the rainy season and currently the rainfall is continuing almost throughout the country, and we may expect much more victims of the flood,” Traore told U.N. Radio.