On 13 July, seven states across Nigeria experienced devastating floods that displaced thousands of people from their homes. The heavy rainfall continued into September, when Nigeria’s two
main rivers – the Niger and the Benue – overflowed and inundated surrounding communities. A state of emergency was declared in Kogi, Niger, Delta and Anambra states on 17 September. On 11
October, a state of emergency was declared in Adamawa, Bayelsa, Kebbi, Rivers, and Taraba states.
More than 1.9 million people have been affected; 210,206 people have been displaced, and 1,036 people were injured.
Publication date: 23/09/2018
Document status: Final