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03 Oct 2007 description
report Voice of America

By Howard Lesser

Some of the most widespread flooding in years has swept across Sub-Saharan Africa, from Ghana, Niger, Mali, and Togo in the west to Ethiopia, Uganda, and Sudan in the east. In the last 24 hours, the International Red Cross (IFRC) has added Burkina Faso to its emergency rolls after 33 deaths were reported and more than 75-hundred homes destroyed in torrential rains. In addition, the UN World Food Program (WFP) is appealing for three-point eight million dollars to feed 470-thousand victims in Mauritania, where saturated supplies are putting thousands at risk.

24 Sep 2007 description
  • Les inondations qui ont touché de nombreuses zones d'Afrique sont les plus graves depuis des décennies. Elles forment un arc qui s'étend de la Mauritanie à l'ouest, au Kenya à l'est. Selon les estimations du Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM), les inondations auraient affecté 1,5 million de personnes.

    Le PAM doit puiser dans les réserves d'urgence

    - Les équipes du PAM ont été déployées dans la région pour distribuer des vivres aux victimes des inondations dans plusieurs pays.

21 Apr 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:
Update of Seasonal Outlooks at One-Month Lead: May-July 2005 Forecasts

Gulf of Guinea Region

The outlook for May-Jul 2005 Gulf of Guinea rainfall at one month lead shows a slight tilt in the odds favoring above average rainfall locally over southern Ghana and southwestern Nigeria. There is a slight tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall locally over southeastern Cote d'Ivoire.

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