Nigeria: 31 IDP Camps At Risk Of Flooding In Northeast Says Geographical Information Service

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Geographical Information Service, Reveals that 31 IDP Camps at Risk Of Flooding In Northeast Nigeria.

According to data analyzed by Hum Angle, several IDP camps in Maiduguri, Borno state, are at risk of flooding with property losses incurred if authorities do not act swiftly to protect lives and properties.

According to the data analyzed, Changing climates are having serious environmental impacts across different parts of the world, and Maiduguri in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria, is not exempted from this.

Currently faced with a 12-year-old insurgency with its ever-changing dynamics, resource access has become far more limited in the state capital than ever before.

The insurgency, which has displaced millions of people, has also put them at risk of the impact of changing environments.

The flood risk analysis also shows that about 52.17 km² of the landmass within the Maiduguri area is considered to have low vulnerability to flood.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) was established to manage disasters in Nigeria. NEMA is mandated to tackle disaster-related issues through the establishment of concrete structures and measures.

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