The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

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.

In a related manner, a documentary that highlights the “loss and damages” the floods caused was also released. Read more here and watch the full 3 minutes documentary here.

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.

Published: 18 Nov 2022