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UN Predicts Massive Floods in Niger this Year

Some 100,000 people across the arid West African country of Niger will likely be hit by massive flooding this year, the United Nations warned on Tuesday.

Heavy rains are set to hit multiple regions in the poor country and may affect about 105,000 people, the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement.

"A comprehensive contingency plan" will be put in place as soon as about a tenth of the total population of 18 million is affected, the UN agency added.

Oxfam International

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