Panafrican News Agency

UN agency says 34 people die in flooding in three Nigerian States

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) says that at least 34 people were killed by floods in three Nigerian States of Lagos, Yola and Niger this year.

The GDACS, a joint initiative of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the European Union Commission Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), also said that 101,500 were displaced by flood across different parts of Nigeria. 

The ECHO and other agencies have launched a project aimed at strengthening disaster preparedness in Nigeria (with a focus on flooding) by improving Early Warning and Early Response systems in three northern Nigerian States of Benue, Kaduna and Plateau.

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