Humanitarian Health Action

Floods in Nigeria

Women lamenting their plight as a result of rising water levels in Toru-Orua in Sagbama.
IRIN/Emmanuel Gbemudu
Women lamenting their plight as a result of rising water levels in Toru-Orua in Sagbama.

Nigeria is experiencing the worst flooding in 50 years. It has left at least 431 people dead and over one million displaced. The Federal Capital Territory and 35 out of 37 states have been affected. Of the 35 affected, 14 have suffered severe damage including destruction of bridges and civil infrastructure, health facilities and homes. WHO is requesting US$ 1 million to address the health needs of the affected populations over the next six months.