Thousands displaced by Benin floods

West African nation struggles to cope with worst floods in 50 years.

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    According to the United Nations, the heavy rains and overflowing rivers have hit two thirds of Benin, leaving more than 100,000 people homeless.

    These floods have risen over several weeks, well away from international attention, affecting 700,000 people of which 122, 000 are children under the age of five.

    From Cotonou in southern Benin, Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports.  

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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