- West Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Benin: Cholera Outbreak - Sep 2016
- Benin/Nigeria/Togo: Lassa Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Benin: Cholera Outbreak - Oct 2013
- Benin: Floods - Sep 2013
- Benin: Wild Fires - Jan 2013
- Benin: Cholera Epidemic - Oct 2012
- Benin: Floods - Oct 2012
- West/Central Africa: Meningitis Outbreak - Jan 2012
The year 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Global Shelter Cluster, the inter-agency coordination mechanism for shelter response. During these ten years, coordination has improved in consistency, shelter responses have grown in scale, and there are more people with experience in shelter programming, but people continue to lose their dwellings and be displaced due to conflict and natural disasters. Global humanitarian shelter needs continue to greatly exceed the capacity and resources to respond.
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.
Summary: CHF 139,315 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 19 January, 2013 to support the national society in delivering assistance to some 2,759 beneficiaries in the affected area of Alloya in the arrondissement (district) of Chee-Ahomadegbe, municipality of Lalo in Couffo department southwest of Benin.
On 6 January, a fire broke out in the village of Alloya, resulting in in the destruction of hundreds of houses and displacement of almost 3,000 people, leaving the affected families in a very vulnerable situation without any shelter.
Summary: On 6 January, a fire broke out in the village of Alloya, resulting in in the destruction of hundreds of houses and displacing almost 3,000 people, leaving the affected families in a very vulnerable situation without any shelter.
CHF 139,315 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support Benin Red Cross National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 2,759 beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.
Summary: Current dry and hot weather conditions in Benin are considerably increasing the risk for fires. Dusty hot winds from Sahara desert contributes to worsen the situation, spreading easily any fire outbreak to cause widespread destruction.
This document reports the findings of a UNICEF/UNESCO Mapping of Global DRR Integration into Education Curricula consultancy. The researchers were tasked with capturing key national experiences in the integration of disaster risk reduction in the curriculum, identifying good practice, noting issues addressed and ones still lacking and reviewing learning outcomes.
The methodology employed has been one of meta-research of available literature and case study documentary research into the experiences of thirty countries.