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Affected countries: Burkina Faso
Floods and violent winds have killed three people, injured 18 others and destroyed more than 750 houses across the country since the beginning of May. Overall, 5,129 people have been affected in several localities in the country’s East and South-Western regions. (OCHA, 22 May 2017)
Affected countries: Burkina Faso
In Burkina Faso, heavy rainfall, which started in June and continued until 23 July 2016 has led to widespread flooding across four of the 13 regions in the country. It is estimated that up to 10,260 people have been affected, with 10 injures and four deaths also reported. Initial response and…
Affected countries: Burkina Faso
On the first week of August 2015, 20,000 people were affected by heavy rains and flooding in and around Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou. More than 3,700 were left homeless, their houses reduced to piles of mud and debris. Making matters worse, more than 64 tonnes of cereal harvests and…
Affected countries: Burkina Faso
Starting in August 2013, severe floods were reported in many countries across the Sahel. In Burkina Faso, four regions were affected: Est, Boucle de Mouhoun, Sahel and Hauts-Bassins. At least 751 homes and 6,712 people were affected. (OCHA, 27 Aug 2013)
Affected countries: Burkina Faso
Between June and September 2012, heavy rains affected most of Burkina Faso, flooding many villages in the central and north eastern regions, including the four provinces of the Sahel region. The floods affected a total of 47,671 people with 33 wounded and 18 people killed. (IFRC, 05 Dec 2012)
Affected countries: Burkina Faso, Niger
As of 24 Jun 2012, 2,023 cases of cholera and 52 deaths had been registered, compared with 474 cases and 20 deaths in June 2011. The region of Tillabéri (Tera, Tillabéri, Kollo, Sai districts), which hosts refugees from Mali in several camps, was the most affected, with 2005 cases. The regions of…
Affected countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Niger
A meningitis outbreak affected several countries in West and Central Africa in the first half of 2012. As of 13 May 2012, a cumulative number of 800 cases and 78 deaths were reported in Benin. In Burkina Faso, a total of 5,558 cases and 590 deaths were reported. In Chad, a total of 3,636 suspected…
In the Sahel, extreme poverty, climate change, armed conflict and insecurity continue to threaten the lives of millions already living on the brink. These interdependent drivers are behind the staggering levels of structural, chronic and acute vulnerability present in the region. Where the chronic…
About a dozen people, including women and children, have been confirmed dead in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, after heavy rain storms this week caused mudslides in some of the most run-down areas of the country's main port. "A number of people are missing and we have recorded significant…
Some 600,000 people were affected by flooding as a result of heavy rains that hit West Africa starting in Jun 2009; 159 people were killed. Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger and Sierra Leone were among the most affected countries. From Mauritania to Nigeria, damages also include destruction of…
An estimated 130,000 people in several countries in West Africa were affected by severe flooding following several months of heavy rainfall in 2008. Villages were submerged and homes, crops and infrastructure destroyed. The most affected countries were Togo, Ghana, Niger, Benin, Mali, Burkina Faso…
Starting in August 2007, West Africa experienced some of its worst floods in 35 years with over 800,000 affected in 15 countries (Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mauritania, Niger, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, Gambia, Liberia, Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, Sierra Leone, Benin and Ghana). The…