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Cameroon officials concerned about increased flooding

Heavy rains in July and August have regularly caused devastating floods in Cameroon. The consequences are becoming more serious over the years, leading to loss farmlands, buildings and even loss of life. This situation worries many observers who are calling for an effective climate-related natural disaster management plan.

On the night of Saturday August 21st, 2021, heavy rain fell on the town of Ngaoundéré in northern Cameroon, causing flooding and resulting in several material damages. The far north region has not been left out, since the beginning of August 2021; floods have destroyed houses, farms and plantations in several departments of the region.

In 2020 alone, nearly 160,000 people were affected by floods in the far north of Cameroon, a region already heavily affected by the exactions of the Boko Haram sect and which, like the rest of the world, had to face the Covid 19 pandemic.


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