Joseph Edem and his family
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Igbogeni, Bayelsa State
November 2012

A traditional healer, Edem and his family pose in front of their home. "This is my house," Edem says. "I was here when the rains began falling. Before we knew it the flood came. There was nothing we could do. I just ran out with me and wife and children. This water has been here for more than a month, with no help from anywhere."

An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Joseph Edem and his family. Fortune regrets the error.
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