‘Catastrophic’ Flooding Hits the Tuareg People of Ingall

Flood hits Ingall.

Flood hits Ingall.

Snowchange Co-op joins in support of the Tuareg Nomadic People, of Ingall, Niger. They have been hit by ‘catastrophic’ floods in the recent days. International support efforts are under way. More awareness is in need.

Animals have died in the flooding in great numbers.

Animals have died in the flooding in great numbers.

Mrs. Sarah Fortune, a Snowchange partner, and a Tuareg from Ingall, described the situation in a recent communications as: “The Situation is catastrophic. This is my village. Floods came and took the houses, animals – camels, cows – food. Thank God nobody died. Our traditional leaders are following the situation.”

Reports indicate 452 households are affected and 3587 people. Over 9800 sheep and 10,000 cows as well as 211 camels have perished. Over a 100 wells have ‘collapsed’.

Buildings have been affected.

Buildings have been affected.

The Tuareg have established an online support mechanism, here (in French) to contribute to the community. The Ingall village is famous for example for its petrified forest, and strong Tuareg Indigenous culture of nomadic lifestyles. Snowchange continues communications with the Tuareg at this time of need and coordinates solidarity efforts.

Dead animals close to Ingall.

Dead animals close to Ingall.

 

This entry was posted in News. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.