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Senegal: Cholera - DREF Bulletin No. 05ME020 Final Report

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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. An additional CHF 30,000 was allocated in support of the operation.

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Senegal: Appeal No. 05AA032 Annual Report

In Brief
Appeal target: CHF 371,800 (USD 295,300 or EUR 239,500);

Appeal coverage: 106.7%.

Annual Appeal: http://www.ifrc.org/docs/appeals/annual05/05AA032.pdf

Programme Update no. 1: http://www.ifrc.org/docs/appeals/annual05/05AA03201.pdf

Programme Update no. 2: http://www.ifrc.org/docs/appeals/annual05/05AA03202.pdf

This Annual Report reflects activities

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Senegal Appeal No. 05AA032 Programme Update No. 2

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In Brief

Appeal No. 05AA032; Programme Update no. 2, Period covered: June to October 2005; Appeal coverage:106.7%; Outstanding needs: N/A

Programme Update no 1 dated 3 June 2005

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Sénégal : Les victimes des inondations attendent toujours d'être relogés

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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.
« Nous sommes 96 familles, et on n'a que 3 toilettes mobiles », déclare Mme Dieng, qui s'est réfugiée dans ce bâtiment un mois auparavant, lorsque les eaux ont inondé son habitation.

Mme Dieng est l'une des 20 000 personnes qui vivent sous des tentes, dans des écoles et d'autres abris temporaires

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Senegal: Flood victims play the waiting game

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DAKAR, 27 October (IRIN) - Sitting outside the shell of a structure that will one day be part of West Africa's biggest shopping centre, Aicha Dieng watched a small queue forming outside the nearby toilet facilities - such as they are.

"There are only three portable toilets for 96 families here," said Dieng, who moved into the building site here last month after floodwaters forced her from home.

Dieng is among some 20,000 people living

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Senegal: Cholera Minor Emergency No. 05ME020 Interim Final Report

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In Brief

Minor Emergency history:

  • Launched on 29 March 2005 for 4 months.
  • Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) allocated: CHF 55,000.
Background

In February 2005, a cholera epidemic was declared in Touba- a large religious district of Senegal (about 200 km from Dakar) with a population of more than a million people. The situation

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Sénégal : Des mililliers de sinistrés menacés par le choléra et le paludisme

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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. Debout, devant la porte de la maison familiale, Ibou Barro salue une voisine qui, la jupe relevée jusqu'à mi-cuisses, patauge dans l'eau qui a inondé les rues du quartier.

Depuis plus de trois semaines maintenant, cette eau saumâtre, souillée par des ordures ménagères en décomposition et où prolifèrent des têtards, s'étend à perte de vue, envahissant non

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Senegal: Cholera, malaria threaten thousands after worst floods in two decades

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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,

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Sénégal : Recrudescence des cas de choléra après les innondations

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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.
Selon le ministère, le Sénégal a enregistré 23 325 cas de choléra dont 321 mortels depuis neuf mois, mais le nombre de cas a fortement augmenté ce dernier mois, 1 031 cas ayant été recensés du 5 au 11 septembre, et 1110 du 12 au 18 septembre.

Cette maladie hydrique qui peut tuer

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Senegal: Flooding triggers new upsurge of cholera

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DAKAR, 19 Sep 2005 (IRIN) - Senegal's months-long cholera epidemic has flared up once again following severe flooding this month in the suburbs of the capital Dakar, according to statistics from the Health Ministry on Monday.

The West African nation has registered a total 23,325 cases of cholera and 321 deaths in the last nine months, the ministry said, but the number of cases increased steeply this month, with 1,031 cases from 5-11 September and 1,110 from 12-18 September.

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Inondations au Sénégal : dispositif de soutien français (15 septembre 2005)

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.
En liaison avec les autorités sénégalaises, la France a rapidement envoyé sur place une mission d'experts de la Sécurité civile, en soutien de la direction du Groupement national des Sapeurs pompiers (GNSP) sénégalais.

2) Au vu des conclusions de cette mission, un dispositif de soutien a été mis en place, reposant sur les mesures suivantes au 15 septembre :

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    Cholera in Senegal - update 7

    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. The Ministry has reported an increase in the number of cases in the district of Kaolack, in the region of Kaolack (region's total of 26 cases) and in the district of Foundiougne in the region of Saint Louis (region's total of 119 cases, 2 deaths).

    The WHO Regional Office for Africa and

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    Cholera in Senegal - update 6

    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. Bakel district in the region of Tambacounda is newly affected, with 5 cases reported during this period.

    The Ministry of Health continues to support

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    Sénégal : Recrudescence d'une épidémie de choléra, après une période d'acalmie

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    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

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    Senegal: Lingering cholera epidemic gains new strength

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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 statement.

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    Cholera in Senegal - update 5

    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.
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    Cholera in Senegal- update 4

    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). Cases are reported to be decreasing in the city of Touba with an average of 10 cases per day compared to an average of 33 cases reported per day two weeks ago.

    The Ministry of Health has implemented

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    Senegal: Cholera cases fall despite big pilgrimage

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    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,"

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    Cholera in Senegal- update 3

    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