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30 Nov 2010 description

Introduction

In 2011, tens of millions of people will need emergency aid to survive. Conflicts and natural disasters have cut them off from their homes, their livelihoods, and access to essentials like drinking water and health care. They already suffer or are imminently threatened by malnourishment, disease, or violence. Most are poor people who have few if any means to cope with these traumas.

20 Nov 2010 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

- According to the rapid needs assessment, floods-affected schools need a multisectorial intervention.

- Food and non-food items distributions continue in the affected departments.

- An air cargo transporting relief items donated by Iran arrived in Cotonou on 19 November.

12 Nov 2010 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

=B7 The Emergency Humanitarian Action Plan (EHAP) was launched in Cotonou on 9 November 2010.

=B7 Rapid Needs Assessment missions are being carried out by Education Cluster partners in 20% of all affected primary and secondary schools.

=B7 An MoU was signed between the Government, UN System and Caritas.

04 Nov 2010 description
report Oxfam

Au cours des deux derniers mois, des pluies diluviennes ont été enregistrées dans le Sud du Bénin, provoquant d'importantes inondations. Les conséquences immédiates sont considérables pour ce pays d'Afrique occidentale qui se situe au 161e rang sur 177 de l'indice du développement humain des Nations unies.

En date du 2 novembre, 680 000 personnes étaient affectées par les inondations et on dénombrait notamment plus de 150 000 sinistrés, 46 morts et des centaines d'écoles sous les eaux.

08 Sep 2010 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fifth session

Item 70 (a) of the provisional agenda

Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

Summary

The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 64/251, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to continue to improve the international response to natural disasters and to report thereon to the Assembly at its sixty-fifth session.