Nigeria Flood

Authorities from Nigeria have opened tow swollen dams in the country’s north part.  This release of water has caused the rural state of Jigawa to become flooded.  Jigawa is home to four million people and half have been affected by this flood.

This is a very sad story.  It is unimaginable to think of all the destruction that this flood has caused.  There are now so many people who have had their lives affected.  Farm lands and homes have just been washed away.

This was a very well written article.  The article covered the main flood, but also gave us an interesting back story in the region of Nigera and the rainfall.

One Response to “2 million people displaced in Nigeria flooding”

  1.   fuglsang said:

    Sometimes people in the US will see disaster stories that originate in Africa and Asia and, even though they are sad, they wonder, “Why tell me this? What am I supposed to do about it?”

    A long time criticism of international reporting is that it focuses on disasters that no one can do anything about. It just emphasizes our inability to save the world. Bad things happen. What happens if these stories don’t get reported?