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01 Dec 2010 description
report Logistics Cluster

Context

Low lying areas along the Niger River which marks Benin's North-Western border, have been severely affected by recent flooding. The Logistics Cluster team conducted a transport assessment collecting information on affected areas.

Existing maps are not sufficient guides, as villages are located or named incorrectly and information on roads and tracks is patchy.

The assessment was conducted in villages throughout Malanville. Some of the areas were completely cut off during the floods and others were partially inaccessible.

04 Nov 2010 description
report Logistics Cluster

Each week the Global Logistics Cluster Support Cell (GLCSC) provides an operational update of the activities of Logistics Clusters/Sectors in the field, together with the details of the latest publications on the Logistics Cluster website. The GLCSC is housed in the Logistics Division of the UN World Food Programme, the Global Logistics Cluster Lead.

04 Nov 2010 description
report Logistics Cluster

CONTENTS

1. HIGHLIGHTS

2. BORDER CROSSING AND CUSTOMS

3. LOGISTICS COORDINATION

4. INCOMING CARGO

5. STORAGE

6. TRANSPORT SECTOR

7. FUEL

1 Highlights

- The Logistics Cluster started a river assessment in the Grand Popo area in the south-west of the country.

03 Nov 2010 description
report Logistics Cluster

Contexte

Les inondations constituent un risque récurrent de catastrophe naturelle au Bénin, particulièrement dans la partie méridionale du pays. Les carences en termes d'aménagement du territoire et de gestion des risques ont davantage amplifié l'impact des conséquences extrêmes liées au changement climatique. Accusant une intensité exceptionnelle en 2010, les récentes pluies ont provoqué des crues hors-normes dans 55 des 77 communes que compte le pays.

25 Oct 2010 description
report Logistics Cluster

CONTENTS

1. LOGISTICS COORDINATION

2. TRANSPORT

3. INFRASTRUCTURE

4. CUSTOMS

5. OPERATIONAL UPDATES

1 LOGISTICS COORDINATION

- A Logistics Response Team (LRT) has completed an assessment of logistics gaps in Benin following the recent floods.

22 Oct 2010 description
report Logistics Cluster

1 SITUATION UPDATE

COTONOU, Benin (October 21, 2010) - For the past five weeks, more than half of the communes in Benin have been severely affected by floods due to an unusually heavy rainy season. Twice the normal amount of rain has lashed the country and affected more than 360,000 people. Assessments are being conducted to assess the damage to the road network and infrastructure.

Fifty-one out of 77 communes in the country are affected.