2. Niger Flood
This is a disaster that took almost forever to stop. It took a month for the flood to completely stop and by the time it ended, it left 1693 homes flooded and 11 lives lost. The flood occurred all over the country and it seriously affected more than 30,000 people. It happened during the start of June. Records show that before the flood stopped, 19,536 cows had died. It’s among the largest floods that ever happened in history though it didn’t get much media coverage. It is believed that Niger had experienced serious food crisis prior to the flood although it wasn’t aired until NGOs intervened. The press didn’t consider the floods as anything big till NGOs pushed them to. This may be due to the fact that floods are often termed bad news. They move slowly which makes them look not quite shocking disasters to many.