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22 Mar 2007 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.

In Brief

Period covered by this Final Report: 29 March to 30 July 2005.

History of this Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF)-funded operation:

CHF 25,000 allocated from the Federations DREF on 29 March 2005 to respond to the needs of this operation. Refer to DREF Bulletin for more information.

31 Dec 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

28 Oct 2005 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, le 28 octobre (IRIN) - Assise à l'entrée d'un bâtiment en construction et deviendra l'un des plus grands centres commerciaux d'Afrique de l'ouest, Aicha Dieng observe les personnes qui font la queue devant les toilettes mobiles qui se dressent à une trentaine de mètres d'elle.

27 Oct 2005 description
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30 Sep 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

22 Sep 2005 description
report IRIN

MEDINA GOUNASS, le 22 septembre (IRIN) - Un mois après les plus graves inondations que les banlieues pauvres de la capitale sénégalaise ont connu depuis 20 ans, les habitants vivent toujours les pieds dans l'eau.

21 Sep 2005 description
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MEDINA GOUNASS, 21 Sep 2005 (IRIN) - A month after the worst floods in 20 years washed out the impoverished suburbs of Senegal's capital, Ibou Barro stands on his doorstep and waves to his neighbour, wading through the still-flooded street, her skirts hitched up to the thigh.

Swarms of tadpoles mill about in the rank greenish-brown water, clogged with rotting scraps of food, that for the last four weeks has covered the streets and courtyards of Medina Gounass, one of the many overcrowded …

20 Sep 2005 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, le 20 septembre (IRIN) - Une recrudescence des cas de choléra a été signalée ces dernières semaines après les importantes inondations qui ont eu lieu ce mois-ci dans les banlieues de Dakar, a indiqué lundi le ministère de la santé.

19 Sep 2005 description
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15 Sep 2005 description

Les pluies diluviennes qui continuent de s'abattre sur le Sénégal, ont entraîné le déplacement de 6.000 personnes, dont 2.500 sont en situation de grande détresse, et ont occasionné des dégâts importants.

15 Jul 2005 description

From 4 to 10 July 2005, the Ministry of Health, Senegal reported a total of 532 cases and 6 deaths which represents a slight increase from the previous week (see previous report).

Cases have occurred in the regions of Dakar, Diourbel, Fatick, Tambacounda, and Thies.

08 Jul 2005 description

From 27 June to 3 July 2005, the Ministry of Health, Senegal reported a total of 469 cases and 4 deaths (case fatality rate 0.9%) which represents a slight decrease in number of cases compared to previous weeks.

The majority of cases have occurred in the regions of Diourbel, Fatick, Dakar and Thies. A sharp increase in the number of cases has been registered in the district of Mbour with 52 cases reported compared to 14 in the week before.

24 Jun 2005 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, le 24 juin (IRIN) - Le nombre des cas de choléra au Sénégal a augmenté de manière significative ce mois-ci, après une période d'accalmie de deux mois, a expliqué le ministre de la Santé jeudi.

Selon les estimations du ministère, 1 790 nouveaux cas et 31 décès auraient été enregistrés dans l'ensemble du pays entre le 6 et le 22 juin.

« Au vu de la situation, le ministère de la Santé et de la Médecine préventive a décidé de renforcer les mesures de lutte contre la maladie », selon la déclaration du ministère.

Ces mesures incluraient la distribution d'un …

23 Jun 2005 description
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DAKAR, 23 Jun 2005 (IRIN) - The number of cholera cases in Senegal has risen sharply this month after a two-month lull in a lingering epidemic that began last year, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

Figures released by the ministry showed a total 1,790 new cases and 31 deaths countrywide between 6 June and 22 June.

"Given the situation, the Ministry of Health and Preventive Medicine has decided to reinforce measures to battle against the disease," the ministry said in a …

27 May 2005 description

From the week 16-22 May 2005, the Ministry of Health of Senegal reported a total of 766 cases and 8 deaths (case-fatality rate,1.04%). The outbreak has affected the districts of Dakar, Diourbel, Fatick and Louga. Diourbel is still the most severely affected region with 370 cases, an increase of 64 cases since the previous week. The number of cases appear to be increasing in Fatick and Louga districts as well.
The Ministry of Health continues to administer its control measures and WHO has provided cholera kits to assist in these efforts.

13 May 2005 description

From the week 2-8 May 2005, the Ministry of Health, Senegal reported a total of 509 cases and 6 deaths (case fatality rate 1.2%). Diourbel is still the most severely affected region with 288 cases and 2 deaths(see previous report).

25 Apr 2005 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 25 Apr 2005 (IRIN) - Senegal's cholera epidemic is on the wane despite a gathering of thousands of pilgrims in the country last week, health authorities said Monday.

A World Health Organisation official said that contrary to fears of a possible increase in the number of cholera cases after the religious gathering, authorities had registered only 752 new cholera cases last week, against 1,187 new cases between 11 and 17 April.

"Between 18 and 24 April, we are pleased to note that the situation is stationary, even on the decline," Malang Coly, who heads …

20 Apr 2005 description

From the week of 11-17 April 2005, the Ministry of Health, Senegal reported a total of 1187 cases and 14 deaths (case fatality rate 1.2%) in the country. Diourbel is the most severely affected region with 808 cases and 7 deaths (see previous report). Cases are reported to be decreasing in the city of Touba with an average of 33 cases reported per day compared to an average of 100 cases the week before.

Religious gatherings will be taking place 21-22 April in Touba, Tivaoune and Kaoloack, increasing the number of people in these cities.