Nigeria — Flood Flash Report — Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States (June - August 2022)




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Jun 01 2022
Aug 31 2022
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Between June 1 and August 31 2022, IOM’s DTM programme carried out  assessments to ascertain the level of damage sustained in IDP and host community sites due to heavy windstorms, rainfall and flood. Overall, 72 host community locations, 11 camps and nine collective settlements were assessed. The worst-hit of the assessed sites was Banki, a host community location in Buduwa/Bula Chirabe ward of Bama LGA, where heavy rainfall alongside the  opening of the dam gates in Cameroon led to the flooding of the community affecting an estimated 7,389 individuals. 
In total, 4,989 shelters/houses were damaged by the flood, leaving a total of 8,181 households (4,645 in Borno State, 962 in Adamawa State and 2,574 in Yobe State)  in immediate need of shelter. Three hundred and thirty-four casualties were reported as a result of rainstorms and floods during the period.
A total of 37,475 individuals (16,393 in Borno State, 5,979 in Adamawa State and 15,042 in Yobe State) have been affected by heavy rainfalls that have led to flooding since the inception of the rainy season. Of the total individuals, Borno State accounts for 44%, Yobe State 40% and Adamawa State 16%. 

With the onset of the rainy season in Nigeria’s northeastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, varying degrees of damage have been reported in host communities, camps and camp-like settlements. Heavy rainfalls, accompanied by strong winds have caused serious damage to shelters and infrastructures.