Period covered by this Final Report: 06 August 2009 to 31st January, 2010;
Appeal target (current): CHF 805,260 (USD 777,728 or EUR 532,262);
Final Appeal coverage: 22%;
=B7 This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 06 August, 2009 for CHF 805,260 (USD 777,728 or EUR 532,262) for 6 months to assist over 6,000 beneficiaries.
=B7 CHF 35,302 (USD 32,500 OR EUR 23,270) was initially allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the national society in responding by delivering assistance.
Summary: Since 17 July …
Summary: Since the start of the rainy season, the following fifteen countries have experienced significant flooding (Liberia, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Niger, Gambia, Gabon, Togo, Mali, Central African Republic, Ghana, Benin, Mauritania, Côte d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone and Senegal). Estimates indicated that more than 200,000 people were affected; thousands of families were uprooted from their homes and material losses were considerable. Other floods had caused further damage in Guinea and Sierra Leone.
This report covers the period 1/January/2009 to 31/December/2009.
The Central Africa Regional Representation (CARREP) programmes are aimed at meeting the Federation's four Global Agenda Goals within the region, which include to reduce the numbers of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters; reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies; increase local community, civil society and Red Cross/Red Crescent capacity to address the most urgent situations of vulnerability; and reduce intolerance, …
GLIDE n=B0 FL-2009-000129-CAF
Period covered by this Ops Update: 18 August to 20 October, 2009;
Appeal target (current): CHF 805,260 (USD 777,728 or EUR 532,262);
Appeal coverage: 19%;
- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on a preliminary basis on 6 August 2009 for CHF 805,260 (USD 777,728 or EUR 532,262) for 6 months to assist over 6,000 beneficiaries.
- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 35,302 was initially allocated from the Federation's DREF to support the Central African Red Cross Society (CARCS) to …
Period covered by this Ops Update: 6 August - 7 October 2009.
Appeal target (current): CHF 918,517 (USD 896,114 or EUR 605,283)
Appeal coverage: 91%;
- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 6 August 2009 for CHF 918,517 for 9 months to assist 25,000 beneficiaries.
- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 200,000 was allocated from the Federation's DREF to support this Appeal and related action.
DAKAR, 11 September 2009 (IRIN) - Relentless rain in parts of West Africa has worsened flooding, leading governments and aid agencies to step up emergency response efforts.
"It is not yet the end of the rainy season so we do not know just how bad it will get, but we do know the situation is already very serious," said Moustapha Diallo, spokesperson for the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) West and Central Africa office.
Aid agencies estimate that between 400,000 and 600,000 people have been affected by flooding since the …
Dakar, 9 September 2009. The heavy rains that have been lashing West and Central Africa since the month of June have caused serious flooding in many countries in the region.
GLIDE n=B0 FL-2009-000170-MRT;
By Moustapha Diallo, IFRC Dakar
The recent heavy rains in Senegal have caused severe floods in almost all suburbs of Dakar, the capital. After a short respite, the rains have started again bringing despair to the residents.
"We are very tired. We have lost a lot of our possessions and each year, we live the same situation" is the unanimous opinion of everyone living in Pikine Guinaw Rail.
Since the recent rains, access to neighborhoods in the suburbs has become difficult because of the puddles that formed in most streets.
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination
La Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR) a lancé un appel d'urgence préliminaire (anglais) afin de mettre en place des mesures de préparation pour venir en aide à 25.000 personnes en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched a preliminary emergency appeal to put in place preparedness measures to help 25,000 people in West and Central Africa.
This "early warning, early action" appeal seeks just over 900,000 Swiss francs (850,000 US dollars/600,000 euro) to support Red Cross Red Crescent operations in 16 countries (Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, …
This Preliminary Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 805,260 (USD 708,993 or EUR 534,133) in cash, kind, or services to support the Central African Red Cross Society (CARCS) to assist over 6,000 beneficiaries, identified as the most vulnerable out of the nearly 11,000 people affected by the floods. The operation will be implemented for six months, and will be completed by the end of January, 2010.
This preliminary emergency appeal seeks CHF 918,517 (USD 852,531 or EUR 604,645) in cash, kind, or services to support National Societies of West and Central Africa to assist 25,000 beneficiaries.
Suite aux fortes inondations qui ont touché la région de Bangui (capitale de la République Centrafricaine), plus de 15.000 personnes ont vues leurs habitations détruites ou endommagées.
(Bangui/New York, 27 July 2009): Catherine Bragg, United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator and Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, has visited Birao in northeastern Central African Republic (CAR) at the start of a five-day mission to the country. During her visit, Ms.
Pandemic H1N1: WHO is very concerned by the rapid spread of the pandemic which has now claimed more than 700 lives worldwide. In our Region, no death has been reported so far but the number of confirmed cases and countries affected is rapidly increasing. As of 21st of July 2009, a total of 174 confirmed cases were reported from 12 countries. AFRO maintains its call to the member states to intensify surveillance.
Floods: We continue to monitor the floods in West Africa countries as we enter the rainy season.
- Attack by LRA on Ligoua in the far east
- Humanitarian response to flooding in Bangui
- Visit of the UN Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs to CAR
Background and security
Attack by LRA on Ligoua in the south-east
On Tuesday 21 July, Elements of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) have attacked the population of Ligoua village, 20 kilometres south-east of Obo in the far east of CAR.