The rainy season in Nigeria typically occurs annually with the greatest concentration of precipitation between the months of June and September. Many states in Nigeria have been aﬀected by unprecedented heavy rainfalls and floods have devastated various communities. Infrastructure, crops, and shelters have been damaged which led to decimated livelihoods and the displacement of numerous households. Over the past months, climate variability and the release of excess water from the Lagdo dam in northern Cameroon, have worsened the flood situation and has resulted in a renewed situation of widespread displacement across Nigeria.
Between 28 October and 1 November 2022, DTM, in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Kogi State Emergency Management Agency (KGSEMA) and the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NCRS) identified 31 locations in Kogi State that were affected by the floods and/or received IDPs that are currently displaced as a result of the floods.
In the eight (9) Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kogi state that were assessed, DTM identified 472,218 individuals in 74,436 households that were affected by the floods. These individuals included both IDPs that were living in camp-like settings and residents impacted by the floods but remained in their communities.