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Nigeria Suffers Worst Flooding in Years, Exacerbating Food Crisis

HeadlineSep 23, 2022

In Nigeria, heavy flooding has killed at least 300 people and displaced over 100,000 others since the rainy season began in April. This week 13 Nigerian states were inundated after Cameroon released excess water from a dam on a tributary of the Niger River. Nigeria’s northern food belt has been hit hard, with floodwaters washing over farms and destroying crops. Even before the floods, the U.N. predicted nearly 17 million Nigerians could be impacted by the global food crisis through the end of the year.

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