Mapping Funds meant for Victims of the 2012 Flood

In 2012, an unprecedented flood ravaged several states in Nigeria, affecting over 7 million people, displaced 2.3 million people, killed over 363 persons, damaged and destroyed about 597, 476 houses. To ameliorate the situation,In October 2012, the Federal Government of Nigeria immediately provided a total of NGN17.6 billion [States will receive NGN13.3 billion, while Federal Agencies will recieve NGN4.3 billion]. About US$12.8 million was recieved from donors (individuals and organizations). Post disaster needs assesement put the estimated total value of damages and losses at about 2.6 trillion Naira [US$16.9 billion]. 5 months after these funds were announced, communities are still ailing, and agitating for the funds – where did all the funds go? Our visualization gives an insight into where the funds should go – and whats happening in these communities.

Where did the flood victim funds go?

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Numbers Affected in various states and amount promised each state by the government


International aid given to the Nigerian Government on 2012 floods


International aid given to the Nigerian Government on 2012 floods


Stories from Communities

[PM News From Kogi] Nigeria’s flood victims reject $20 compensation
[News 24 Nigeria From Jos] Flood victims demand relief materials
[Premium Times From Benue] Benue Government has abandoned us, flood victims say
[Vanguard News From Adamawa] We were paid N200, N240 as compensation – Adamawa flood victims
[News Agency of Nigeria] ECOWAS COMMISSION DONATES (60million Naira) $382,000 TO FLOOD VICTIMS IN NIGERIA
[Daily Post – From Enugu] Flood victims accuses Enugu government of diverting N250 million FG donation
[Sunday Trust – From Enugu] Enugu ALGON donates relief materials to flood victims
[Nigeria Tribune] Flood: Nigeria receives fresh donations from Thailand
[PM News] Relief materials for Nigeria’s flood victims diverted
[News 24 Nigeria] NEMA dispatches relief materials to flood victims
[Leadership Newspapers] Japan Donates Relief Materials Worth N104 Million To Flood Victims
[Shell Nigeria] SPDC presents relief materials to flood victims in Niger Delta
[ITV Radio News from Adamawa] Adamawa flood victims seek probe of N500m FG relief assistance
[Punch Newspapers] News from Edo Nestle donates to flood victims
[This Day News from Delta] Chevron, NNPC Donate Relief Materials to Flood Victims
[Premium Times News from Katsina] 409 flood victims share N8.2m in Katsina
[Premium Times News from Kebbi] Kebbi receives N250m presidential assistance for flood victims
[Premium Times – News from Anambra] Anambra yet to utilise N500mn flood relief funds
[Premium Times – News from Plateau] Plateau victims yet to get relief materials, seven months after flood
[Premium Times – News from Katsina] 900 flood victims share N11.3mn government assistance in Katsina council
[Premium Times – News from Osun] Osun distributes relief materials to flood victims