Nigeria: Floods

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 29 September 2022.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support he has offered to Nigeria to assist with the consequences of large-scale flooding including (a) displacement and (b) increased food insecurity.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The impacts of climate change in Nigeria are already visible, with many of Nigeria's states increasingly suffering from annual flooding. This is having a devastating impact on affected communities and is increasing food insecurity and displacement. The FCDO is supporting programmes to help Nigeria adapt and build resilience to such events. Between 2017 and 2022, the UK provided £425 million of humanitarian assistance which reached over 2.1 million people in North-East Nigeria, including individuals affected by flooding. Through our Expanding Social Protection for Inclusive Development programme, we are supporting more responsive and inclusive social safety nets to help people cope with events like flooding. The UK Government will also continue to encourage international partners to provide further support.

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