Nigeria’s Floods Are a National Emergency With Global Implications

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Floodwaters partially submerge houses in a residential area in Bayelsa, Nigeria, Oct. 20, 2022 (AP photo by Reed Joshua).

Nigeria’s worst flooding in at least a decade has overrun hundreds of communities across the country. Sporadic floods have been occurring locally for months, but they intensified in September and have since spread. The flooding is expected to end in the coming weeks, but its impact will take much longer to repair.

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