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20 Oct 2009 description

Executive summary

The West Coast regional office - based in Abuja, Nigeria - covers seven National Societies (Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo). However, with the presence of Federation country representation in Liberia, the Liberian Red Cross Society (LRCS) produces separate plan. The West Coast regional office directly works with the six National Societies covered by this plan. Programmes have been designed to ensure self-reliance systems and resources at community level through strengthening the capacities of National Societies.

12 Oct 2009 description

Executive summary

The Federation's West and Central Africa Sub-zone (WCAZ) priorities are guided by the following strategic initiatives intended to support the development and work of National Societies: the Global Agenda Goals and the Framework for Action, Strategy 2010, the African Red Cross and Red Crescent Health Initiative (ARCHI) 2010 and decisions coming out from Pan African Conferences such as the Algiers Plan of Action and the Johannesburg Commitment.

Working within these initiatives, the West and Central Africa sub-zone immediate focus is to support National Societies …

22 Sep 2009 description

This report covers the period 01/01/09 to 30/06/09

In brief

Programme purpose: As outlined in the 2009-2010 plan, the West and Central Africa Zone's (WCAZ) immediate focus is to support National Societies in providing assistance to address the needs of vulnerable people. In disaster management WCAZ faces challenges due to new disaster patterns related to climate variability.

20 Sep 2009 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

17 Sep 2009 description
report AlertNet

Written by: George Fominyen

DAKAR (AlertNet)- Heavy flooding has displaced over half a million people and killed over 100 in West Africa since the start of the rainy season in June, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said.

A vast multi-agency effort is underway in the region to provide relief including shelter, food, water and proper hygiene conditions for the homeless and most vulnerable .

15 Sep 2009 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Heavy rains that began in West Africa in June 2009 have so far affected at least eight countries with flood waters, affecting about 600 000 people and causing 159 deaths up until 10 September.

- So far no major communicable disease outbreaks have been recorded in affected countries, but there have been reported increases in malaria and diarrhoeal disease cases.

- The first countries affected by flooding in July were Benin and Togo, where 20 000 people and 7500 people respectively were affected. Most if not all have found refuge with family.

14 Sep 2009 description


The current seasonal floods in West Africa are affecting over 350,000 people. With floods reported in Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Benin, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Mali, Liberia and Guinea, the UNITAR Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) supports sister agencies UNICEF and UNOCHA with satellite image derived analyses of the situation. Using satellite imagery from multiple dates, the evolution of flood conditions is monitored and the latest changes on the ground observed.

11 Sep 2009 description
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 …

09 Sep 2009 description

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.

09 Sep 2009 description

Ce rapport de situation est par produit par OCHA-ROWA et couvre la période du 4 au 10 septembre 2009. Le prochain rapport vous sera communiqué dans le courant de la semaine du 13 septembre 2009.

I. Faits saillants

- Plus de 600 000 personnes affectées par des inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest

- Sénégal, Burkina Faso, Niger et Sierra Leone parmi les plus touchés

- 2 milliards FCFA alloués par ECHO ; 422 millions débloqués par FICR

- Le PAM lance un programme de réponse rapide

II.

04 Sep 2009 description
report AlertNet

Written by: George Fominyen

DAKAR (AlertNet)- Heavy flooding has displaced over a quarter of a million people and killed dozens in West Africa since the start of the rainy season in June, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said.

OCHA said in a statement on Sept.

03 Sep 2009 description

Ce rapport de situation, produit par OCHA-ROWA, vise à donner un aperçu de la situation des inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest à la date 3 septembre 2009. Le prochain rapport vous sera communiqué dans le courant de la semaine du 8 septembre 2009.

I. RESUME

Les pluies diluviennes qui se sont abattues sur l'Afrique de l'Ouest ont eu comme conséquence première des inondations de nombreuses villes. Depuis le 1 septembre 2009, Ouagadougou figure parmi les villes sinistrées avec 150.000 personnes.

28 Aug 2009 description

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.

27 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Soixante-quatrième session
Point 72 a) de l'ordre du jour provisoire*
Renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe
fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies,
y compris l'assistance économique spéciale :
renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe