Over 2.8 million men, women, and children have been affected by the floods in Nigeria, which has alarmed the United Nations.
Over 600 individuals have perished, and 1.3 million people have been displaced, according to Nigerian authorities.
“We are gravely concerned that the flooding will worsen the already alarming food insecurity and malnutrition situation in Nigeria,” stated Mr Dujarric. “More than 440,000 hectares of farmland have been partially or totally damaged at a time when more than 19 million people across Nigeria are facing severe food insecurity.’’
The UN official noted that because of flooding, high agricultural production costs, and insecurity, cereal production will probably decrease by 3.4% in comparison to 2021.
Thousands of affected households have received food, non-food items, and clean drinking water from national authorities in Nigeria since July, he continued. We are assisting the government with assessments and responses, particularly in the states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe as well as other affected areas of Nigeria, along with our humanitarian partners.
The UN representative also stated that the group has “supplied emergency shelter kits and is working to install local water drains, sandbags, and walling around shelters to alleviate the impacts of the flooding.”