Severe flooding has reached the capital Niamey over the holy Islamic Ramadan holiday weekend of Eid-ul-Fitr displacing thousands of people and destroying numerous homes. Just over 161mmrain fell overnight Saturday 19 August 2012.
It comes just two weeks after half a year's worth of rain fell in the Dossa Region (140km from the capital) in just 24 hours destroying thousands of homes and leaving at least 75,000 people homeless. All these people were affected by the Sahel Food Crisis and many of their farms with the 2012 crops were destroyed.
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