Nigeria: EU to Support Flooded Communities in Nigeria


Over 150 people have died, and around 25,000 displaced as a result of the heavy rainfall in Nigeria that began in September.

The European Union has said it will provide €80,000 (N35.5 million) in emergency humanitarian funding to assist flood victims in Nigeria.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the spokesperson of the Union in Nigeria, Modestus Chukwulaka.

According to the statement, the current EU funding supports the Nigerian Red Cross Society in delivering much-needed relief to affected communities, and to promote best hygiene practices despite the emergency context.

The assistance will be focused on helping vulnerable people affected by the floods in the states of Jigawa, Kebbi, Kwara, Sokoto and Zamfara.

“The funding is part of the EU’s overall contribution to the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC),”.

Recall that 150 people have died, and around 25,000 displaced as a result of the heavy rainfall in Nigeria that began in September.

“Some of the worst flooding occurred in early October, caused by the bursting banks of the Benue and Niger rivers. Affected communities have lost their homes, essential belongings, and cropland. Floodwaters are also exposing communities to the risk of waterborne diseases,” the statement noted.

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