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09 May 2014 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$6.4 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA*) to help Benin recover after heavy rains flooded the country in 2010. As a result of the flooding, 278 schools were flooded, and more than 50,000 houses were destroyed, leaving 150,000 people without shelter, according to the 2010 World Bank Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) document.

25 Feb 2014 description

Data were collected for the Benin Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) in February and March 2013. The analysis was based on two surveys – a household-level survey of 15,000 households and a key informants survey of 750 villages. Results are reliable at national, department and commune levels and they are indicative of the situation in the pre-lean season period. Nationally, 1,1 million people were found to be food insecure (representing 11% of all households). A third of households (34%) were classified as being marginally food secure.

05 Jun 2013 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2013 - The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$14 million IDA* grant to support the Government of Togo’s efforts to rehabilitate roads, drains and other infrastructure, to scale-up urban services, and strengthen the capacity of institutions.

21 Jan 2013 description
report Government of Togo

Près de 2000 tonnes de riz (d’origine japonaise et américaine) sont arrivés dimanche à Lomé ; don, du gouvernement japonais. Le ministre des Affaires étrangères, Elliott Ohin, était sur les quais du port de Lomé en compagnie du ministre de l’Agriculture, Ouro-Koura Agadazi, et du du dordornateur du projet KR (Kennedy Round), Anakoma Bikpéta, pour réceptionner la marchandise d’une valeur de 112 millions de yens (940.000 euros)

La vente de ce riz sur le marché togolais à un prix compétitif doit servir à soutenir des projets socio-économiques.

06 Nov 2012 description

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2013/01000

1 . CONTEXT

Chad is a large but sparsely populated land-locked country, with a population of 11,506,000, bordered by Sudan, Libya, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroun and the Central African Republic (CAR). Roughly 60% of the national territory is desert, 25% falls in the semi-arid Sahel belt, while the remaining 15% approaches sub-tropical conditions but is subject to flooding.

18 Jun 2012 description
report Fund for Peace

The year 2011 was an illuminating period with respect to pressures and resilience in Liberia. Early in the year, Liberia experienced significant social pressures from abroad as neighboring Cote d’Ivoire descended into a major political crisis sending thousands of refugees into Nimba and Grand Gedeh counties. Then, internally, Liberia experienced heightened political pressure as the election season peaked in November. Despite this dangerous confluence of conflict drivers and triggers, there were no major outbreaks of violence during the year.

15 Dec 2011 description

Depuis 2004 les acteurs humanitaires régionaux d’Afrique de l’Ouest ont développé leur analyse situationnelle et préparé leur réponse conjointe à travers un processus d’appel consolidé régional (CAP Afrique de l’Ouest). En 2012, le Tchad, le Niger, la Côte d’Ivoire et le Liberia ont développé leur propre CAP et une consultation de OCHA auprès des Résidents Coordinateurs/ Coordinateurs Humanitaires (RC/CH), a conduit le Groupe de Travail du Comité permanent inter-agences pour le CAP (IASC on CAP) Genève à prendre la décision ne pas élaborer de CAP régional pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest.

13 Dec 2011 description

FINDINGS.
- The area is completely a wetland. See figure 2.
- Annually, more wetlands are lost due to rapid urbanization being experienced in Ikorodu and its environs through sand filling.
- Most structures are raised indiscriminately.
- Wastes are disposed into the canals causing blockages. See figure 3
- The river/canal is heavily covered by water hyacinth/sea weeds. See figure 4
- GPS readings indicated that elevations of most parts of the area are less than Zero degrees. Showing that it is below sea level.

17 Nov 2011 description

In order to ensure food production in the arid Burkina Faso you need to be able to store water between the rain periods. The small-scale water reservoirs are therefore important for people in rural areas and more drain-off reservoirs will be repaired and new ones will be built under the Sida-funded water reservoirs project.

01 Nov 2011 description

To assist households recover from the 2010 floods in Benin, CRS-Benin and partner Caritas Benin are working in the Mono department via Project HHELP (Helping Households in Emergencies with Local Purchase) and SAVE2 (Saving Assets with Vouchers in Emergencies) to provide assistance to households in the form of vouchers for food and agricultural tools and seeds. The interventions of Project HHELP began in June and will continue until October 2011, while Project SAVE2 began in May and will continue until January 2012.

31 Oct 2011 description

Period covered by this Final Report: 09 August 2010 to 30 April, 2011.

Appeal target (current): CHF 2,803,535 Appeal coverage: 20%;

Appeal history:

  • This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 11 October, 2010 for CHF 2,803,535 for six months to assist the 80,000 most vulnerable of the 133,362 persons affected by the floods.

28 Oct 2011 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) 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 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.

26 Oct 2011 description

Summary: CHF 244,001 was allocated from the Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 28 October, 2010 to support the Togolese Red Cross (TRC) in delivering immediate assistance to some 1,500 families and replenish the National Society’s relief stock.

The Togolese Red Cross Society, with support from its partners including the International Federation and ICRC assisted 2,750 of the families most affected by the heavy rains of September and October 2010 in Togo.

13 Oct 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

LOMÉ, Togo, 10 octobre 2011 - En octobre 2010, de fortes pluies saisonnières se sont abattues sur le Togo, provoquant des inondations dans la plupart des régions du pays. Affectant plus de 82 000 personnes, la région méridionale Maritime a été parmi les plus éprouvées : les crues ont gravement endommagé les terres agricoles et les systèmes de distribution d'eau dans les zones entourant la capitale de Lomé.

05 Aug 2011 description
report AlertNet

05 Aug 2011 17:17 Source: Alertnet // George Fominyen

By George Fominyen

DAKAR (AlertNet) – Picture the scene: terrified, hungry crowds go on the rampage, attacking cars belonging to humanitarian organisations, storming warehouses to steal food and fuel supplies.

Read the full article on the Alertnet

04 Aug 2011 description
report AlertNet

04 Aug 2011 12:03

By George Fominyen

DAKAR (AlertNet) – Benin is taking steps to ensure there is less devastation from seasonal floods this year as rainfall forecasts suggest the country is at high risk of flooding between now and October, an official said.

Eugene Hountondji, who is in charge of disaster management in the interior ministry, said authorities have carried out awareness campaigns across the country to advise people living in wetlands and swamps to move to higher ground during the rainy season.

02 Aug 2011 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) 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 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.

02 Aug 2011 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) 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 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.