UNICEF and partners respond to flood devestation in Benin

Heavy and persistent rainfall has deeply affected the daily lives of more than 680,000 people in Benin, approximately 122,000 of whom are children under-five. The number of displaced is 180,000.

UNICEF, in collaboration with its partners, is working with urgency on the ground to respond to the crisis. “The scourge is so heavy that it is urgent to work hand in hand and respond to basic needs such as potable water, food, shelters and essential commodities”, said Dr. Diallo, UNICEF Representative in Benin.

UN agencies including UNICEF, the Red Cross, as well as NGOs namely CRS, Plan Benin, Caritas and Care have joined with Government representatives and formed the National Crisis Management Team.

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