Niger Floods, 4,505 Need Urgent Aid

NIGER, 8 August 2020 – At least 4,505 people in Dosso and Tillabery need urgent humanitarian assistance as Niger was affected by flash flooding since 2nd August.

Meanwhile, 420 houses have been reportedly collapsed and 530 hectares of cropland have been destroyed.

The urgent needs were identified as food, non-food items (NFI), and health kits to prevent the affected people from malaria and coronavirus.

Though water levels are now receding, further rain is expected over the coming weeks into September.

Islamic Relief Niger is currently working closely with local authorities and other humanitarian partners to help those affected.