Stories and documentary published as OCRI supports CJID on flooding in Nigeria
As part of effort to quickly respond to the flooding crisis that has left devastating effect in Nigeria, the OCRI project supported one of its Anglophone Africa partners, the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) working in the country.
Through an urgent flooding intervention, the support provided is aimed at facilitating the reporting of the crisis by bringing to the fore the multifaceted impact the floods is having in 10 of the over 25 states affected. Seven of the reports published cover the flooding impact on trade (industrial, textile, food and gas), education, agriculture, vulnerable persons in IDP camps as well as children and women.
The recent floods in Nigeria, the worst in a decade has killed more than 600 persons, displaced another 2.4 million others and damaged over 650,000 hectares of farmland across the country according to data from national authorities.