92 killed in floods, as torrential rains plague Niger

September 22, 2012 NIGER, Africa – At least 92 people have died in floods that have swept Niger following torrential rains, according to the latest data released by the Prime minister’s office on Friday. The data indicate that 72,396 families are affected with 511,484 people being victims, as at Thursday. All the country’s eight regions are affected by floods with Tillabéry, Dosso and Niamey being the worst affected. Huge damage is reported on basic socio-economic infrastructure and other items crucial to the people. Rice crops, schools, health centres, roads, bridges, dams have all been affected while a huge quantities of food and many cattle have been swept away by flood waters. The chairperson of the technical committee in charge of managing the floods, Mrs Saadatou Malam Barmou, said that thanks to national solidarity and international cooperation, food needs are covered for 45 days out. Water containers have been distributed to victims to fetch potable water to reduce water-related diseases. The ministry of Health has also set up health centres at the sites and mobile teams to solve health problems. The government has made available 3,400 tonnes of cereals for the victims and raised 700 million CFAF to support re-housing and buy additional food. –Afriquejet
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One Response to 92 killed in floods, as torrential rains plague Niger

  1. Joseph t. Repas says:

    “Thanks to National solidarity and international cooperation, food needs are covered for 45 days out.” WOW! Not often that we hear of those terms used, usually it’s quasi military groups stealing emergency supplies and people blaming each other for the crisis. God bless them with great healing.

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