Nigeria: country-wide flooding
Created: 21/10/2022 +


Since June 2022, heavy rainfall and strong winds have been severely affecting Nigeria. As at 6 October, flooding had affected 33 of its 36 states. As at 20 October, the crisis had displaced more than 1.4 million people and affected over 2.5 million. Bayelsa State was reported to be the worst affected, with around 700,000 people displaced or affected as at 18 October. As at 18 October, over 600 fatalities and more than 2,400 injured people were reported across the country. The floods have triggered a cholera outbreak in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe (the BAY states). As at 30 September, 7,700 cases, including 324 deaths, were reported across these three states. Conflict and insecurity also affect Borno. Detailed information on humanitarian needs for each state is limited as there has not been any comprehensive needs assessment yet.