Nigeria — Flood Rapid Needs Assessment Dashboard — Rivers State (28 December 2022)
Dec 04 2022
- Event Tracking
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.
Between 26 November and 4 December 2022, DTM, in collaboration with the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NCRS) identified 28 locations in Rivers State that were affected by the floods and/or received IDPs that are currently displaced as a result of the floods. In the nine (9) Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Rivers State that were assessed, DTM identified 337,393 individuals in 60,963 households that were affected by the floods. These affected individuals included IDPs (123,233 individuals) who are currently displaced by the floods, residents (132,324 individuals) who were affected by the floods but remained in their respective communities and returnees (81,836 individuals) who were displaced by the floods but have since returned to their communities.