There has been a gradual rise in water levels in some districts in the Far North, since July 2023, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports in a recent review of the humanitarian situation in the region. "Since the beginning of July 2023, a gradual rise in water levels has been observed in the Yagoua, Vélé, and Kaï-Kaï districts of the Mayo-Danay division, as well as in those of Blangoua, Zina, and Logone Birni, in the Logone et Chari division, leading to the destruction of crops." Relaying data from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the OCHA reports that "337 hectares of rice fields (which) were destroyed in 12 villages in the Maga district in the Mayo-Danay division, and 1,340 hectares of rice, sorghum, maize and okra fields affected in the Zina district in the Logone et Chari division."
According to the OCHA review, between August 11 and 13, the Mayo Danay locality of Mourla recorded some 2,400 Chadians fleeing flooding in their country. Also, Chadians fled from Chad following the breach of a dyke on October 10. Cameroon and Chad are separated in this area by the Logone River, which floods every year during the rainy season.
Also, between September 15 and 21, this UN-specialized organization recorded more than "90 houses destroyed, partially or entirely, and around 25 households left homeless and accommodated by close relatives."
Despite this already difficult situation for the population, OCHA is not optimistic given "the continuing rise in the various watercourses due to heavy rainfall in the Far North and North region, with a high risk of flooding in several localities in the Mayo-Danay and Logone et Chari divisions."