Nigeria needs $38m to help flood victims

2012-11-09 19:06

Geneva - The United Nations says Nigeria will need $38m in emergency aid to help 2.1 million people uprooted from their homes by flooding.

Jens Laerke, a spokesperson for the UN's Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said on Friday the aid plan includes help with food, water, shelter and schools mainly in farming and fishing communities along the Niger River.

Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency has said 363 people died and more than 18 000 people were injured over months of flooding across the West African nation.

Heavy seasonal rains typically cause flooding across Nigeria, but this year it was exacerbated by heavier than normal rains that prompted officials in Nigeria and neighbouring Cameroon to open strained dams.

  • regan.erasmus - 2012-11-09 19:58

    I would love to help them, all I need is for their government to wire me $10000 so that I can use this money to pay the taxes on my deceased uncle's estate. In tern I will be able to pay them $38m ad a commission

  • christi.roestorff - 2012-11-09 20:39

    How much oil?

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-11-09 21:42

    NEED, NEED, NEED, WANT, WANT, WANT. They have enough oil money to pay for the disaster relief themselves. Tell them to stop begging, and use their own money!

  • hannah.p.mostert - 2012-11-09 21:59

    Why don't their government help them? Oh of course they are corrupt too

  • victor.ejike.5 - 2012-11-10 00:20

    The UN just gave an estimate we as a country are more than financial capbable and so i'm kinda impressed with relief efforts better than in the past

  • sello.r.molefe - 2012-11-10 23:07

    Funny u have oil but ur corrupt politicians are merciless ur walkin round with a beggin bowl wrappd round ur nek... Go nd check swiss banks Sad Nigeria...

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