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Assessing post-disaster needs in Nigeria (English)

Mid-2012 saw record rainfall and widespread flooding within the Federal Republic of Nigeria, with unprecedented losses in human life and productivity. By the time the waters fully receded, more than 360 people had perished and nearly 4 million had been displaced, with economic damages and losses close to $17 billion in the 12 most affected states. Because of the scale and severity of the destruction, the Government of Nigeria mobilized the World Bank, the European Union (EU), the United Nations and other key partners, to conduct a comprehensive Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA). The resources and information gathered by the PDNA showed the true extent of the devastation caused by the 2012 floods, increasing awareness that considerable regional investments will be needed to achieve long-term flood resilience.

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Saghir,Jamal

Assessing post-disaster needs in Nigeria (English). Stories of impact Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/465181467986292462/Assessing-post-disaster-needs-in-Nigeria