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Benin + 18 others
West & Central Africa Sub-Zone Programmes (MAA6100), Mid-Year Review

This report covers the period 01/01/2010 to 30/06/2010.

In brief

Programme outcome: The programmes will contribute to the achievement of the strategic aims of the Strategy 2020, whilst guided by the Johannesburg Commitments the local priorities. As outlined in the 2010-2011 plans, the Disaster Management (DM) programme seeks to provide all possible and relevant support to the 24 National Societies (NS) of the West and Central Africa Sub-Zone. The DM programme aims to strengthen their capacities in disaster risk reduction (DRR) including

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Burkina Faso + 7 others
West Africa Sahel Regional Plan (MAA61004) Annual report

This report covers the period 01/January/2009 to 31/December/2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: The Sahel+ National Societies priorities are guided by the Federation's Global Agenda goals and the Framework for Action. In addition, specific National Society plans also take their roots from Strategy 2010, ARCHI 2010 and the Algiers Plan of Action. The Sahel programmes aim at meeting the Federation's Global Agenda Goals, which include to reduce the numbers of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters; reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact

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Benin + 14 others
West & Central Africa Programmes (MAA61001) Annual report 2009

This report covers the period 17/January/2009 to 31/December/2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: The 2009-2010 West and Central Africa Zone's (WCAZ) Plan aims at providing support to National Societies to properly address the needs of vulnerable people. The 2009 plan of action focuses on the implementation of the safety and resilient community framework. Integrated approach targeting community at risk has been developed with NS and PNS that covers DRR, Health and OD issues at branch level with strong community participation. Some of the projects

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Kenya + 5 others
Climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa

(Extract)

What is DFID doing?

Building climate knowledge and capacity

DFID is supporting programmes to improve knowledge of the impacts of climate change at the local level in Africa.

We were instrumental in facilitating the design of Africa's Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev) programme. This programme, managed by the African Union Commission, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the African Development Bank, aims to improve climate change analysis in Africa and identify how countries

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Benin + 9 others
Humanitarian Bulletin Regional Office for West and Central Africa, January - December 2009

The following bulletin highlights key humanitairan developments and responses between 1 january and 31 December 2009.

Highlights

- Over 770,000 affected by floods in West Africa

- More than 21,000 suspected cases of Dengue fever in Cape Verde

- First regional conference on human rights and climate change in West Africa

- More than 4.5 million children under five affected by acute malnutrition in West Africa

- More than 115 billions FCFA received under the CAP 2009

- 1.4 billion FCFA allocated to eight countries trough the CERF

- International commission of enquiry

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Chad + 9 others
Press release on the 2009/2010 regional agricultural and food prospects in the Sahel and in West Africa

The technical consultative meeting on the ex-post 2008/2009 cereal and food balance sheets and provisional 2009/2010 in the CILSS, ECOWAS and UEMOA countries members took place from the 4th to 6th November 2009 in Accra, Ghana. The present press release is published:

- Rainfall in 2009 was highly heterogeneous. In the Central and Eastern Sahel, the rains were late with sporadic dry spells causing delays in crops establishment and development. In the Western Sahel the rains started relatively early without major interruptions. In

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Chad + 9 others
Avis regional sur les perspectives agricoles et alimentaires 2009/2010 au Sahel et en Afrique de l'ouest

Du 4 au 6 novembre 2009 s'est tenue à Accra au Ghana, la réunion de concertation technique sur les bilans céréaliers et alimentaires ex-post 2008/2009 et prévisionnels 2009/2010 des pays membres de la CEDEAO, de l'UEMOA et du CILSS. A la fin des travaux, la réunion publie le présent avis :

- L'hivernage 2009 en général a connu un démarrage très hétérogène. Au Sahel Central et Oriental, les pluies ont été tardives avec des épisodes secs ayant entrainé des retards importants dans la mise en place et le développement des cultures. Par contre, au

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Burkina Faso + 7 others
Afrique de l'Ouest : OCHA Bulletin d'information - octobre 2009

I. EVENEMENTS CLES

- Près de 5 milliard de francs CFA alloués par le CERF au Burkina Faso, Guinée, Mauritanie et Niger

- Mission d'évaluation des besoins post désastres au Sénégal et au Burkina Faso

- 130 projets pour le CAP 2010

- Guinée : Commission d'enquête internationale instaurée par les Nations-Unies

II. CONTEXTE

Les pluies diluviennes qui se sont abattues de juin à octobre 2009 ont provoqué des inondations dévastatrices à travers l'Afrique de l'Ouest. Plus de 200 personnes ont péri dans les intempéries

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Angola + 15 others
Afrique : Mise à jour hebdomadaire des situations d'urgence Vol. 2 No. 39

Contexte général

Pandémie A (H1N1): Il y a une légère baisse globale de l'incidence depuis 4 semaines due principalement à la baisse de la tendance en Afrique du Sud. Vingt et sept (27) pays sont actuellement touchés dans notre Région avec un total de cas s'élevant à 13 583 et 102 décès. Les inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest qui ont touché 635 273 personnes et tué 187 autres ont cessé mais nous continuons de suivre les conséquences sanitaires. Les autres préoccupations humanitaires sont constituées par les crises politiques en Guinée et au Niger, les épidémies, les urgences

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Angola + 16 others
Africa weekly emergency situation update Vol. 2, No. 39

General Context

Pandemic A (H1N1): There is an overall slight decline in the incidence since 4 weeks mainly due to the declining trend in South Africa. Twenty seven (27) countries are now affected in our Region with a total case load of 13,583 and 102 deaths. Floods in West Africa which affected 635,273 people and killed 187 others are subsiding but we continue to monitor the health consequences. Other humanitarian concerns include political crises in Guinea and Niger, disease outbreaks, the complex emergencies in central African countries and the food crises in the horn of Africa.

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Burkina Faso + 8 others
West Africa Sahel and Region: Plan 2010-2011 (MAA61004)

Executive summary

The Sahel region covers nine countries Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. Sahel National Societies' priorities for 2010-2011 are guided by the Federation's Global Agenda Goals and the Framework for Action. Specific National Society plans also take their roots from Strategy 2010, ARCHI 2010, Algiers Plan of Action and Johannesburg commitment.

The Sahel strategy comprises four programmes: disaster management (DM), health and care, (H&C) Organizational development

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Mauritania + 11 others
West Africa - Flood Affected Population - June to September 2009 (as of 14 Oct 2009)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Afghanistan + 14 others
UNICEF and WHO launch strategy to prevent and treat diarrhoea - the Second Biggest Killer of Children

NEW YORK / GENEVA - Global campaigns to fight diarrhoea - the second deadliest illness for children - must be re-energized to prevent the deaths of millions in the developing world, UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) said today as they released a new report on the disease.

"It is a tragedy that diarrhoea, which is little more than an inconvenience in the developed world, kills an estimated 1. 5 million children each year," said UNICEF Executive Director, Ann M. Veneman. "Inexpensive and effective treatments for

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Afghanistan + 14 others
Diarrhée - Pourquoi les enfants meurent encore et ce que l'on peut faire : L'UNICEF et l'OMS lancent un rapport sur la deuxième cause de mortalité des enfants

New York, 14 octobre 2009 - Malgré l'existence de traitements peu couteux et efficaces, la diarrhée tue plus d'enfants que le sida, le paludisme et la rougeole réunis, selon un rapport publié aujourd'hui par l'UNICEF et l'Organisation mondiale pour la santé (OMS).

Le rapport, intitulé, Diarrhée - Pourquoi les enfants meurent encore et ce que l'on peut faire, contient des informations sur les causes des maladies diarrhéiques, des données sur l'accès aux moyens de prévention et de traitement, et un plan en 7 points pour réduire les décès dus à la diarrhée.

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Afghanistan + 14 others
WFP aviation monthly report as of 23 September 2009

Air Operation Highlights

- In July, WFP UNHAS transported 27,455 passengers and 766 metric tons of cargo with 55-chartered aircraft. The number of passengers slightly dropped by 7 percent compared to the previous month.


July 09
Hours Flown Passenger Cargo(MT) Sorties
3,784 27,455 766 3,784
Jan-Jul 09 25,483 188,276 5,597 22,886

- Somalia: The current state of

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Burkina Faso + 3 others
USAID/DCHA West Africa Floods Fact Sheet #1 (FY 2009)

BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

BACKGROUND AND KEY DEVELOPMENTS

- Heavy seasonal rains and associated flooding have killed more than 180 people and affected more than 600,000 others in West Africa since June 2009, according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). On September 15, the U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) reported that no major communicable disease outbreaks have been recorded in affected countries, but noted increases

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Burkina Faso + 5 others
UN steps up relief efforts for 600,000 flood victims in West Africa

Report
UN News Service
United Nations agencies are stepping up emergency relief efforts in West Africa where severe flooding has affected 600,000 people, damaging infrastructure, schools and hospitals, inundating large swathes of farmland and destroying crops.

Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Senegal are the worst affected countries.

"In Burkina Faso UN agencies and their NGO (non-governmental organization) partners have launched a flash appeal for $18.4 million to respond to the flood emergency. Only 1.6 per cent of the required amount has been contributed," the UN Office for

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Burkina Faso + 20 others
Conférence de presse du Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d'urgence

Les besoins d'aide humanitaire sont en augmentation dans les zones de conflit comme dans les zones sans conflit, a prévenu le Secrétaire général aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d'urgence. Au cours d'une conférence de presse donnée aujourd'hui au Siège de l'ONU, à New York, John Holmes s'est attardé sur les situations dans la corne de l'Afrique, en Afrique de l'Ouest, au Yémen et au Guatemala.

Au mois de juillet 2009, les besoins humanitaires s'élevaient à 9,5 milliards de dollars, contre 6,3 milliards

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Benin + 21 others
Press conference by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs

While donors had responded "remarkably generously" to United Nations consolidated appeals for emergency aid, they had nevertheless provided less than half of what was required this year to address the needs of people facing severe humanitarian crises around the world, the top United Nations relief official said today.

During a press conference at Headquarters today, John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, announced that the $4.6 billion collected in response to the mid-year review of the