Current Floods in Niger

I’ve forwarded a few tweets about the current flooding situation in Niger (see the Twitter feed on this page).  But, I saw it for myself as we were flying to Maradi from Niamey.  Niger has been experiencing heavy rainfall since the beginning of August. The worst affected areas are Maradi (the Tsibiri school is just outside of Maradi), Zinder and Agadez. Here are some of the photos I took:

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