The UN’s refugee agency said Friday that destruction from flooding has displaced more than 3.4 million people in west and central Africa.
UNHCR said Friday that Nigeria’s worst floods in a decade have killed hundreds, displaced 1.3 million residents and affected over 2.8 million people in the West African nation of 218 million.
Survivors had to scurry for higher ground as water submerged farmland and infrastructure. Many have been living in camps for the internally displaced that were set up in part to help people fleeing simmering violence in the region, among other troubles.
“The climate crisis is happening now — destroying livelihoods,
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