Thousands of homes destroyed by floods, more than 60 fatalities, Niger

Thousands of homes destroyed by floods, more than 60 fatalities, Niger

Heavy rains and floods affecting Niger since the start of the rainy season in June have affected more than 100 000 people, left thousands of homes destroyed and more than 60 people dead. In addition, the country was hit by an outbreak of cholera following the…

Widespread floods leave 19 dead, more than 50 000 affected in Niger

Widespread floods leave 19 dead, more than 50 000 affected in Niger

Widespread floods have caused 19 fatalities and affected more than 50 000 people in Niger since June 2020. Floods continued into August as heavy rains kept pouring, with the capital Niamey recording 67 mm (2.6 inches) of rain in 24 hours to Friday, August 7 – less…

Severe floods force 23 000 people to evacuate, Niger

Severe floods force 23 000 people to evacuate, Niger

Severe floods affecting the southeast Niger since early October forced at least 23 000 people to evacuate, officials said on October 19, 2019. The event threatens a new humanitarian crisis in a region already devastated by Boko Haram Islamist Violence. The…

42 people killed and 5 497 homes destroyed as floods batter Niger, West Africa

42 people killed and 5 497 homes destroyed as floods batter Niger, West Africa

Intense rains produced deadly floods that killed 42 people and destroyed over 5 000 homes in Niger, West Africa since the start of the annual rainy season. The season runs from May to October, with most rains falling in July and August. The rains intensified over…

45 people and 33 000 livestock killed, 17 400 homes destroyed in Niger floods

45 people and 33 000 livestock killed, 17 400 homes destroyed in Niger floods

At least 45 people have been killed in Niger since June 2018 when the region entered its rainy season. Nearly 209 000 have been affected. The numbers were made public by the United Nations on October 16, and are much higher than those of the government. The rains…

56 dead, 200 000 homeless and 11 000 homes destroyed as floods ravage Niger

56 dead, 200 000 homeless and 11 000 homes destroyed as floods ravage Niger

At least 56 people have been killed, nearly 200 000 are homeless and more than 11 000 homes have been destroyed by floods since the start of the rainy season in May, country's interior ministry reported Tuesday, September 19, 2017. The hardest hit is capital…

Deadly floods hit Niger as rainy season begins

Deadly floods hit Niger as rainy season begins

At least 14 people have died after heavy rains on June 13 and 14, 2017 caused severe damage and flooding in several parts of West African country of Niger. The country's rainy season lasts from June to September and peaks in July and August. Heavy rains that…