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17 Dec 2014 description

Luanda - Five 40-foot containers with food and building materials bound for Cabo Verde hit by a volcanic eruption on the archipelago's Fogo Island are being loaded since Thursday onto the Angolan Navy's Rio Mbridge ship, in Luanda, Angop learnt.

The 51 ton-relief include corn flour, rice, beans, sausage, cooking salt and cooking oil, as well as building material comprising zinc sheets, rods and tubes.

The ship is expected to reach Cape Verde within 15 days.

16 Dec 2014 description

Bissau, Guinea-Bissau | AFP | Tuesday 12/16/2014 - 12:28 GMT

The biggest eruption of Cape Verde volcano Pico do Fogo in decades has destroyed two villages and threatens a forest reserve Tuesday, officials said.

Some 1,500 people were forced to abandon their homes before the lava flow reached the villages of Portela and Bangeira on Fogo island in the Atlantic archipelago, fire brigade chief Arlindo Lima said late Monday on national radio.

12 Dec 2014 description

L'ESSENTIEL

  • Les prévisions régionales de production agricole sont en hausse par rapport à la moyenne des cinq dernières années. Ce niveau de production cache des disparités d’un pays à l’autre.

  • Les prix des céréales sèches sont supérieurs aux moyennes quinquennales dans les zones de déficits agricoles et de conflit.

  • Selon le Cadre Harmonisé, 14 530 000 personnes sont en insécurité alimentaire (octobre – décembre 2014).

12 Dec 2014 description

By Denis McClean

GENEVA, 12 December 2014 - The President of the Cape Verde National Civil Protection Service, Arlindo Lima, has warned that the situation on the island of Fogo is likely to get worse in the coming days as volcanic activity continues and lava pours out of the Chã das Caldeiras crater where it has already destroyed two villages.

12 Dec 2014 description

Luanda - The Angolan head of State José Eduardo dos Santos has instructed the Government to immediately send humanitarian relief aid to Cabo Verde hit by a volcanic eruption on the archipelago?s Fogo Island.

The information is contained in a press release that reached Angop on Thursday, stating that the president’s decision follows an appeal from the Cabo Verde’s authorities.

The aid includes civil protection equipment, foodstuffs and construction materials.

11 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • The Chã das Caldeiras area has been evacuated following the eruption of Pico Fogo Volcano on 23 November and access restricted since 7 December by Civil Protection authorities due to increased volcanic activity and increased concentration of SO2 and CO2 gases.

  • Updated figures indicate that 1080 persons have been displaced and are currently housed in temporary accommodation centres, shelter units built after the 1995 eruption, and with host families.

11 Dec 2014 description
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Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action: New budget allocation of CHF 63,347 (to CHF 108,739) in order to reach a further 2,002 people (400 families) that have been affected by the volcano.

A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster

11 Dec 2014 description

SITUATION

• Based on the latest assessments, the overall situation in Fogo Island has stabilized in the past 24 hours. Because the eruption is still ongoing, authorities will most likely evacuate the Cutelo Alto and Fonsaco area, north-east of the island, near Mosteiros, on 10 December. In the worst case scenario, the government will have a window of three days to guarantee the evacuation. The number of people that might need to be evacuated varies from 1 500 to 4 000.

09 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • The Chã das Caldeiras area has been evacuated following the eruption of Pico Fogo Volcano on 23 November an access restricted since 7 December by Civil Protection authorities due to increased volcanic activity.

  • Updated figures indicate 1030 persons have been displaced and are currently housed in temporary accommodation centres, shelter units built after the 1995 eruption, and with host families.

09 Dec 2014 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

The analysis in this document is based on the assessment conducted by the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination Team and secondary data consolidated by the United Nations Office in Cabo Verde.

09 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Les taux d’infection d’Ebola ralentissent au Liberia et se stabilisent en Guinée mais continuent d’augmenter en Sierra Leone. De nouveaux cas enregistrés dans la capitale du Mali, Bamako.

  • 700 000 PDI enregistrés au nordest du Nigeria, dans les états d’Adamawa, Borno, et Yobe.

  • En trois jours consécutifs, près de 15 000 personnes fuient le Nigeria pour se réfugier à Diffa, Niger, suite à l’attaque d’une ville à la frontière.

09 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ebola infection rates slowing down in Liberia, leveling-off in Guinea, increasing in Sierra Leone. New cases reported in the Malian capital, Bamako.

  • 700,000 IDPs registered in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states in Northeast Nigeria.

  • Nearly 15,000 people fleeing Nigeria for Diffa, Niger, in three days after border town attack.

  • Over USD$11 million of humanitarian goods lost in Burkina Faso.

  • 1,000 people evacuated after volcano eruption in Cabo Verde.

08 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

• The zone of Cha das Caldeiras has been evacuated since the eruption of Pico Fogo Volcano on 23 November.

• As of 7 December, access has been restricted by Civil Protection authorities due to increased volcanic activity.

• Approximately 1000 persons have been displaced and are currently housed in temporary accomodation centres, shelter units built after the 1995 eruption, and with host families.

05 Dec 2014 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  1. The eruption started at 10:00 on 23 December 2014.

  2. Preliminary data showed that the eruptions were anteceded by a series of seismic events captured and reported by the local seismic network.

  3. No human injuries reported.

  4. Three vents on the north-south direction were opened, with distinct viscosity (`A’ a and Pahoehoe lava) and flow directions.

04 Dec 2014 description

BENIN
HUIT DECES SUSPECTS DE LA FIEVRE DE LASSA
Selon les autorités sanitaires, 14 cas suspects de la fièvre de lassa dont huit décès ont été enregistrés au Bénin. 170 contacts au total sont actuellement sous surveillance dans les villes de Tanguieta et Cobly.

04 Dec 2014 description

BENIN
EIGHT SUSPECTED DEATHS BY LASSA FEVER
According to health authorities, 14 suspected cases of Lassa fever including eight deaths have been reported in Benin. A total of 170 contacts are currently being monitored in the towns of Tanguieta and Cobly.