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Tens of Millions Displaced by Flooding in Nigeria

Posted by feww on November 7, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,221 Days Left 

[November 7, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,221 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 ...

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

My people have no food, no water to drink, no shelter and no amenities whatsoever— a Nigerian lawmaker

Quarter of the country’s population, or more than 40 million people, have been displaced by flooding in Niger Delta, which began in June, the Nigerian President has said.

  • The flooding has claimed hundreds of lives, left tens of thousands injured and  destroyed homes, farmlands and much of the country’s infrastructure.
  • The Nigerian government is calling the catastrophe an “act of God.” However, local environmentalists say it is  “a man-made disaster.”
  • “The floods are primarily a result of very poor management of the dams in both Nigeria and Cameroon,” they said.

U.N. OCHA has released the following stats

Between July and the end of October, 7,705,378 people have been affected by the floods and 2,157,419 have registered as IDPs at some moment; 363 people are reported dead, more than 618,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed; 33 States out of 36 are affected.

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Million Plus Displaced by Floods in Nigeria

Posted by feww on October 17, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,242 Days Left 

[October 17, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,242 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

NOTE: Countdown was revised on October 16, 2012

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

Flooding in north-central Nigeria displaces at least a million people, killing 300, destroying homes and public infrastructure

Flooding has ravaged vast areas in 6 states of north-central Nigeria, displacing more than a million people, killing at least 300 people and tens of thousands of livestock, destroying farmlands and hundreds of thousands of homes, roads and bridges.

  • “The worst hit was Kogi State, closely followed by Benue State. The two states had the worst cases because of their positioning along the River Niger and River Benue. In fact, in the case of Kogi, many people have even fled to parts of Anambra State located in the southeast region, but we have followed them and established camps there also,” according to the National Emergency Management Agency.
  • “Many people are still missing and we still receive distress calls from communities in danger of being submerged.”
  • Describing the flood as colossal, the NEMA official mentioned Plateau, Nasarawa, Kwara, and Niger as other north-central states badly hit by the flood,”  said a report.

Mali

The humanitarian crisis in the north of Mali continues deteriorating, as people struggle with the effects of armed conflict and severe flooding, which  has destroyed crops and sent food prices soaring, said ICRC.

  • “Basic foodstuffs have become difficult for most people to obtain in the Timbuktu, Kidal, Mopti and Gao areas because of the high cost,” said the head of the ICRC regional delegation for Mali and Niger.
  • About 420,000 people in Timbuktu, Gao, Kidal and Mopti areas have been severely affected.

U.S. Weather Hazards


US Weather Hazards map., 17-10-2012. Source: NWS

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