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UNICEF Reports on “Worst in a Decade” Nigerian Flooding

Nigeria has endured prolonged flooding since September 2022, described by The New York Times as its worst in a decade. UNICEF (The United Nations Children's Fund) has provided updated reports on the impacts of the flooding, especially on Nigeria’s children.

Nigerian Flooding
  1. In a November 2022 update, UNICEF reported that the flooding had impacted 3.2 million people.

  2. Of those, 1.9 million were children.

  3. Children make up 60% of Nigeria’s population.

  4. Some 1.4 million people had been displaced by the flooding.

  5. More than 600 people died due to the flooding.

  6. The heavy rainfall and flooded rivers have damaged water systems, and sanitation facilities, raising the risks for disease transmission.

  7. Thirty-four of Nigeria’s 36 states were affected.

  8. According to the report, “UNICEF, in coordination with the Government, NGOs and other UN agencies, is scaling up an integrated emergency response.” It is to be implemented from October 2022 to March 2023.


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