Flood in Nigeria


An estimated 206,000 people have been affected by floods in 15 Local Government Areas (LGA) in Adamawa State, since 30 August, and 42,800 people evacuated or displaced. The floods were triggered by spillage due to damage at the Dadin Kowa dam in Gombe State, which in turn caused an overflow at Kiri Dam located downstream in Adamawa State. Heavy rainfall worsened the flooding. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has mapped out the response, and humanitarian partners conducted rapid assessments in five LGAs, focusing on shelter, food security, sanitation, health and education. There is still no complete information on casualties and the full extent of the damage.

Read more: OCHA Humanitrian Bulletin September 2015, OCHA weekly humanitarian snapshot 1-7 September 2015, GDACS event report, FloodList

Access to Maps

The Federal Ministry of Agiculture and Rural Development of Nigeria requested to provide flood situation maps for both, Niger and Benue rivers, and possible areas for flood recession agriculture. The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices, prepared such maps. (click here to download the maps)