Travel insurance carriers often provide information about current events that affect coverage. This can include weather events, civil or political unrest or health warnings. Such travel alerts are available in newsletters, blogs or on the carrier’s website. The following is a travel alert from HTH regarding the natural disasters affecting Nigerians.
August 24, 2010. Two-pronged natural disaster wreaks havoc on Nigeriens
SOURCE: Altegrity Risk International
Niger has been hit by a double disaster as recent floods compound an existing food crisis, a UK aid agency warned on August 23rd. More than 100,000 people have been left homeless after heavy rains washed away homes in early August, according to the United Nations (UN). Floods will also increase the risk of diseases, especially among young children who suffer from acute malnutrition. Aid workers are struggling to help those affected by the floods which have hit many areas of West and Central Africa.