Dozens Die, Thousands Displaced in Niger Floods

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For more than a month, residents in Niger have suffered deadly flooding, and officials don't expect much relief in coming days.

At least 31 people have been killed and some 100,000 others left homeless as a result of the rising waters.

The Federal Ministry of Environment predicted heavy downpour for 23 states through Aug. 27 and warned continued flooding is likely.

Click play to watch a slide show of images from the region.

Severe flooding reached Niger's capital Niamey over the weekend. Overnight rain swelled the Niger River, eventually sending streams of water into the city.

Two week's prior, six months worth of rain fell in the Dosso region, about 90 miles outside Niamey. At least 70,000 people were left homeless as a result.

"Floods are affecting all regions of the country," said Modibo Traore, head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Niamey.

CBN intervened just two months ago to help those battling starvation in Niger.

Now, CBN Afrique is preparing to send funds for flood relief to the central African nation.

Niger President Mahamadou Issou said $1.1 million in aid would be set aside but admitted it won't be enough.

OCHA also warned the flooding will have a "negative effect on the food situaion" already impacting residents.

Some areas are largely underwater, including Sarondo, a village CBN President Michael Little recently visited.

The entire village, at least 2,340 people, had to be evacuated as houses were broken down and crops and fields were destroyed by the waters.

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