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200 dead and 1 million affected by floods in 11 African countries

Floods in African countries during the recent exceptional torrential rains claimed the lives of more than 200 people and affected more than one million others.

In view of the remnants of these extraordinary natural disasters, in countries extending from Senegal to Sudan, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs expects that the needs of these countries for assistance will increase and exceed last year’s levels, which were valued at around $ 29 million in relief of 1.1 million people.

According to the head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs for West and Central Africa, Julie Billanger, 760,000 people have been affected by the floods and rains in 11 countries in the region under her responsibility, while 110 others have died, while “the rains have not yet ended,” which filters the outcome to rise as well as the size. Essential humanitarian aid for relief.

Sudan, one of the countries most affected by the recent floods, has lost 103 deaths, while more than 500,000 others suffer from the effects of the disaster.

On the other hand, 71 citizens of Niger were killed, and 350,000 of those affected need urgent assistance, the bill of which was estimated at about $ 10 million.

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