Flooding Leaves 2.5m Nigerians In Urgent Need – UN

The UN says more than 2.5 million people in Nigeria are in need of humanitarian assistance following the worst flooding in a decade.

Some 60% of them are children.

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The UN’s children’s agency, Unicef, added that people were at increased risk of waterborne diseases, drowning and malnutrition. Urgent shelter, food and water supplies are needed, as well as health and sanitation support, the body says.

Aid groups say nearly 8,000 cases of cholera have been recorded so far.

More than 300 people have died from the disease.

As it stands, 34 out of Nigeria’s 36 states have been affected by flooding.

Source: BBC

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