Chad’s President Mahamat Idriss Deby has declared a state of emergency over flooding that is affecting more than a million people in the country.
Floods are not uncommon during Chad’s rainy season, which usually runs from May to October in its southern regions.
But this year, the rains came early and were the heaviest in decades.
Nearly half of the capital N’Djamena is underwater.
The flooding has also overwhelmed the market town of Kousseri on the other side of the river, in Cameroon.
Al Jazeera’s Leah Harding reports.
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