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31 Jan 2013 description

Summary:

CHF 117,612 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 18 June 2012 to support the national society in delivering assistance to some 1,606 beneficiaries (321 families).

In early June 2012, a violent rainstorm hit Libreville, the capital of the Republic of Gabon, causing floods in the residential areas in more than 12 neighborhoods. The floodwaters caused extensive damage to houses and infrastructure, displacing families and causing injures and death.

25 Sep 2012 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2012 to 30 June 2012.

Overview

01 Aug 2012 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Adequate rainfall during the first semester of 2012 benefited crop growth

  • Relative increase observed in consumer price inflation in 2012

Favourable weather conditions benefited crops

Agriculture contributes only about 8 percent to GDP, reflecting the predominance of the petroleum industry. The main food crops grown in the country are cassava and plantain, together with small amounts of maize (on average, approximately 33 000 tonnes per annum).

18 Jun 2012 description

Summary: CHF 117,612 was allocated from the IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Gabonese Red Cross National Society to provide emergency assistance to some 1,606 beneficiaries (321 families). Unearmarked funds to replenish DREF are encouraged.

This operation is expected to be implemented over 4 months, and will therefore be completed by the end of October, 2012; a Final Report will be made available by 7 January, 2013 (three months after the end of the operation).

The situation