In August, heavy rains in Niger caused the worst flooding in 100 years. One of the most affected areas was the southern region of Dosso. Later the banks of the Niger River overflowed and caused flooding to occur in the region of Tillabery in the north and in the capital city Niamey. Approximately 145 communities have been impacted and extensive farmland is submerged in water. Thousands of people have been left homeless.
The country had already been recovering from several droughts in the past few years. This recent extreme flooding has further hindered people’s abilities to feed their families. World Renew/CRWRC is poised to respond.