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04 Dec 2009 description

CONTACT: Jennifer Klopp, Vice President of Development and Communications Helen Keller International 212-532-0544 x808 jklopp@hki.org

December 4, 2009, Dakar, Senegal - Benin and Togo recently celebrated the official launch of food fortification efforts in both of their countries, joining neighboring countries Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire and Mali, which already have efforts underway.

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are highly prevalent in West Africa, especially for children under five years old and pregnant and lactating women.

07 Nov 2009 description

DOCUMENT DE BASE DU SYMPOSIUM REGIONAL DE L'AFRIQUE DE L'OUEST SUR L'ASSAINISSEMENT ET L'HYGIENE

Atelier d'apprentissage et de partage organisé par l'IRC

Le Centre International pour l'Eau et l'Assainissement, L'UNICEF, WAWI, RCN Ghana et WaterAid.

07 Nov 2009 description

BACKGROUND PAPER FOR THE WEST AFRICA REGIONAL SANITATION & HYGIENE SYMPOSIUM

Learning and sharing workshop organised by the IRC

International Water and Sanitation Centre, UNICEF, WAWI, RCN Ghana and WaterAid

17 Sep 2009 description
report Mercy Ships

Partnership with Bethesda Opens Dormitory

Hévié Benin, September 17, 2009 - Located about 22 miles west from the port of Cotonou in a village called Hévié is a piece of land that belongs to Bethesda, a local faith-based organization. This strip of land is dedicated to health and social developmental programs. Working in partnership with Bethesda during this year's field service in Benin, Mercy Ships developed this land into an agricultural training center called "Food for Life"; incorporating a three month agriculture training program.

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 .

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.

24 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

Summary: Locations of hospitals in Benin.

22 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

Summary: Routes of the UNDAC assessment teams showing departements and communes assessed from 15th to 21st July. These inundated areas are derived from Mapstore (Russian Topographic Mapping). This does NOT show the current extent of flooding.

22 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

Summary: Locations where potential environmental hazards might exist as defined by the Hazard Indentification Tool (HIT). Initial interpretation was conducted using Google Earth Professional and a field assessment on 21 July, 2009.

21 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

Summary: Locations of hospitals in Benin against affected areas from current flooding event and population density per km2 (2002 census). Every district hospital has one ambulance.

20 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

Summary: Map shows the affected communes categorised by type of damage and assessment.

20 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

Summary: Military or civilian fire stations in Benin. The map shows also where fire stations have recently closed or are planned. Note that Civilian fire stations are all run with NGO and commune (la marie) support.

17 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

Summary: Routes of the UNDAC assessment teams (west and north) showing departments and communes assessed. These inundated areas are derived from Mapstore (Russian Topographic Mapping). This does NOT show the current extent of flooding.

16 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

Villages and other localities reported as assessed by Government of Benin by 8 July 2009, and International Federation for Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) by 10 July 2008 [sic]. Two villages reported as assessed cannot be located at this time: Akogba, Gberangon. Localities in Porto Novo summarised to Arrondissements.

15 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

SUMMARY: Map shows population density, (population per km2); based on 2002 statistics.

14 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

Orientation map displaying departements boundaries, settlements and russian topographic background.

14 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

Orientation map displaying departements boundaries, settlements and russian topographic background.

14 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

Orientation map displaying departements boundaries, settlements and russian topographic background.

14 Jul 2009 description
map MapAction

Summary: Areas in south Benin which are often covered by water, including lagoonal waters and estuaries, swamps, freshwater lakes and reservoirs, and flood plain which is regularly and seasonally inundated. These inundated areas are derived from Mapstore (Russian Topographic Mapping). This does NOT show the current extent of flooding.