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Central African Republic: Floods Emergency appeal n°MDRCF006 Final Report

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%;

Appeal history:

=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.

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Benin + 13 others
West and Central Africa: Floods DREF operation n° MDR61006

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.

The flooding occurred after the Federation

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Cameroon + 3 others
Central Africa Regional Representation (MAA62001) Annual report

This report covers the period 1/January/2009 to 31/December/2009.

In brief

Programme purpose:

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, discrimination

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Central African Republic: Floods Emergency appeal no. MDRCF006 Operations update no. 2

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%;

Appeal history:

- 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 respond.

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Benin + 15 others
West and Central Africa: Early Warning/Early Action Emergency Appeal No. MDR61005 Operations Update No. 1

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%;

Appeal history:

- 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.

Summary: Despite the effectiveness of this early warning and early action initiative and the related activities

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Benin + 9 others
West Africa: "Serious trouble" looms if rains continue

Report
IRIN
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 beginning of

IRIN:

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Benin + 14 others
The Red Cross/Red Crescent responds to floods in West and Central Africa

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. The flooding worsened considerably at the end of August and beginning of September, affecting over 400,000 people in 16 countries: Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

The torrential rains have caused considerable material damage and destroyed or damaged homes, leaving thousands homeless

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Central African Republic: Floods Emergency Appeal No. MDRCF006 Operations Update No. 1

GLIDE No. FL-2009-000129-CAF

Period covered by this Ops Update: 17 July to 17 August, 2009;

Appeal target (current): CHF 805,260 (USD 708,993 or EUR 534,133);

Appeal coverage: 16%:

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on a preliminary basis on 6 August 2009 for CHF 805,260 (USD 708,993 or EUR 534,133) 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 CAR Red Cross national society to respond.

Summary: Since 17 July 2009, the

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Burkina Faso + 14 others
West and Central Africa: Floods DREF Operation No. MDR61006

GLIDE n=B0 FL-2009-000170-MRT;
FL-2009-000172-BFA;
FL-2009-000174-NER;
FL-2009-000164-SEN;
FL-2009-000176-MLI;
FL-2009-000177-GMB

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation's disaster response system and increases the ability of national societies to respond to disasters.

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Benin + 11 others
Floods in West and Central Africa: Urgent to renew relief stocks

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

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Afghanistan + 59 others
Central Emergency Response Fund - Report of the Secretary-General (A/64/327)

General Assembly
Sixty-fourth session
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
of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

Summary

The present report on the Central Emergency Response Fund is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 63/139 of 11 December 2008 and covers activities from 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009.

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Benin + 14 others
Red Cross Red Crescent "early warning, early action" appeal launched for 16 countries

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,

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Benin + 14 others
La Croix-Rouge/Croissant-Rouge lance un appel « Alerte précoce, action anticipée » pour 16 pays

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.

Cet appel «alerte précoce, action anticipée » vise à recuillir un peu plus de 900.000 francs suisses (850,000 US$/600,000€) pour soutenir les opérations des Sociétés Nationales de la Croix-Rouge

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Benin + 16 others
West and Central Africa: Early Warning/Early Action for Climate Events Emergency Appeal No. MDR61005

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. This operation is expected to be implemented over 9 months, and will therefore be completed by 31 May 2010 as the disaster season starts in July in West Africa and ends in April in Central Africa; a Final Report will be made available by July 2010 (three months after the end of the operation).

Summary: This appeal is launched

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Central African Republic: Floods Emergency Appeal No. MDRCF008

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. A Final Report will be made available by April 2010 (three months after the end of the operation).

CHF 35,302 (USD 32,500 OR EUR 23,270)

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La Croix-Rouge française au secours des victimes des inondations en Centrafrique

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. Parmi celles-ci plus de 6000 ont été déplacées et se trouvent dans le dénuement le plus complet.

La Croix-Rouge française, partenaire de la société nationale de la Croix-Rouge de Centrafrique et de la Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, a envoyé à Bangui dès le vendredi 31 juillet au matin, du matériel d'assainissement

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Deputy UN Emergency Relief Coordinator begins five-day visit to Central African Republic

(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. Bragg plans to assess the humanitarian situation in the country and ensure that continued humanitarian assistance is being provided to people in need.

''I start my visit here in compassion and solidarity with people of this town who have suffered from the effects

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Algeria + 29 others
Africa weekly emergency situation update Vol. 2, No. 29

General Context

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. Other outbreaks

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Central African Republic: News bulletin No. 117, 13 - 20 Jul 2009

Highlights

- 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. Two people who were able to escape informed forces of the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) currently at Obo, in Haut-Mbomou sub-prefecture.

Humanitarian and Development Partnership Team CAR:

Find more information on http://www.hdptcar.net/blog/