At least 47 people were killed in Niger by the floods caused by prolonged rains, about 370,000 have suffered financial losses, reports Xinhua news agency on Saturday.
According to Interior Minister Abdou Labo (Abdou Labo), Nigerian authorities need about $ 9.7 million to help all the victims. To date, the budget allocated 5.63 million. Other than the lack of funds, as the country is experiencing an acute need in cereals, the report says.
The rainy season in West Africa usually starts in June and lasts until the end of September.