Nigeria — Flood and Heavy Rainfall Flash Report Adamawa State (16 October 2023)
Oct 09 2023
- Mobility Tracking
- Event Tracking
In response to the devastating flood incidents in Adamawa State, Nigeria, DTM (Displacement Tracking Matrix) Nigeria, in collaboration with the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), conducted a rapid assessment between 5 and 9 October 2023. These flood events were triggered by heavy rainfall in the region, compounded by the release of water from the Lagdo Dam in neighbouring Cameroon. The consequences of these natural disasters were profound, resulting in the loss of both lives and properties and severely impacting several local government areas (LGAs) in the state.
The most severely affected LGAs included Fufore, Demsa, Shelleng, and several others. The rapid assessment aimed to gauge the extent of the damage, assess the immediate needs of affected communities and facilitate the coordination of humanitarian response efforts. It sought to provide critical insights to guide the allocation of resources, support, and interventions in the affected areas as the affected populations began their journey towards recovery and rehabilitation.