Many countries grapple with different forms of natural disaster and crisis. In Nigeria, flooding continuously renders many homeless, destroys livelihoods, and in most cases causes injury and death. Attributed to the country's geographic location as the nation that hosts two of West Africa's great rivers (The Niger and The Benue), Nigeria is prone to increased disaster due to flooding. Recent flooding has affected 32 states in Nigeria, displacing 3 million people, and causing at least 603 deaths.
ActionAid is currently working with local partner organizations to provide support to 2,100 households in impacted communities in Jigawa State (Miga, Kaugama, and Gwiwa), with a plan to reach an additional 1,000 beneficiaries with food and cash transfers, accompanied with Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene services (WASH) for 20,000 households. So far, 700 households have received food items, and infant care/protection support to support children at risk.
Access to basic rights - food, shelter, health - changes everything. With your support, we will continue to monitor the situation and evaluate needs for longer-term housing, livelihood reconstruction, and resilience building. ActionAid has implemented flood interventions for vulnerable and most-impacted communities across Nigeria since 2007. 98% of ActionAid staff are from the country in which they work, leading to truly responsible and lasting change.