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12 Sep 2019 description

Several consecutive weeks of heavy rainfall have caused flooding across West and East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. A poor start to seasonal rainfall has caused abnormal dryness in parts of Mauritania.

  2. Heavy rainfall over the past several weeks has triggered flooding in Senegal, Guinea-Conakry, Sierra Leone, and Mali. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue.

12 Sep 2019 description

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE FORCED FROM THEIR HOMES DUE TO CONFLICT AND DISASTERS IN FIRST HALF OF 2019

Geneva, 12 September 2019 - More than 10 million new internal displacements were recorded between January and June 2019, according to a new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

09 Sep 2019 description

The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan. By the end of August, requirements had reached $26.57 billion. The change in requirements since last month is mainly due to an increase in requirements for Mali and Zimbabwe, and the publication of the HRP for Venezuela.

05 Sep 2019 description

Persisting heavy rainfall triggers flooding across parts of West and East Africa

  1. A poor start to the rainfall season across Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, and Mauritania has caused significant dryness.

  2. Persisting heavy rainfall following abnormally wet conditions in July has caused flash flooding in Sierra Leone.

02 Sep 2019 description

« Les perturbations climatiques se produisent en ce moment même, et elles nous affectent tous autant que nous sommes. (...) Nous menons une bataille pour nos vies. Mais c'est une bataille que nous pouvons gagner. » Antonio Guterres, Secrétaire Général de l’ONU.

30 Aug 2019 description

Flood risk persists in parts of West Africa and Sudan while Ethiopia remains abnormally dry

  1. A poor start to the rainfall season across Senegal and Gambia has led to significant dryness.

  2. Continued heavy rainfall has caused flooding in Dakar. Heavy rainfall is likely to continue maintaining the risk for flooding in the region.

22 Aug 2019 description

Risk of severe flooding continues in parts of Sierra Leone, Mali, and Sudan

  1. A poor start to therainfall season acrossSenegal and Gambia has ledto significant dryness.

  2. Heavy rains during the past weeks has led to flashflooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Continued rain thisweek will keep flood threats high.

20 Aug 2019 description

Introduction

This research is part of a project to understand how people affected by crisis and humanitarian staff perceive the impact of the Grand Bargain commitments. This report presents findings from the second annual survey of the views of people affected by natural disaster in Haiti, most recently by Hurricane Mathew in 2016. It also introduces the perspectives and opinions of humanitarian staff in Haiti.

20 Aug 2019 description

Introduction

Ce rapport présente les résultats de la deuxième enquête annuelle sur l'opinion des personnes affectées par les catastrophes naturelles en Haïti, dont le dernier en date avait été celle de l’ouragan Mathew en 2016. Il suit les perceptions des personnes affectées sur l'action humanitaire compte tenu des engagements de réforme pris par les donateurs et les agences opérationnelles dans le cadre du « Grand Bargain » convenue lors du Sommet humanitaire mondial de 2016.

15 Aug 2019 description

Flooding continues in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Sudan while Senegal, Ethiopia, and Cote d’Ivoire remain dry

  1. A poor start to the rainfall season across Senegal and the Gambia has resulted in abnormal dryness.

  2. Heavy rainfall last week, following a wet weather pattern in July, caused flash flooding in Sierra Leone. Continued heavy rainfall will maintain a high flood risk.

  3. Fewer rainy days in southern Cote d’Ivoire has resulted in abnormal dryness. More seasonal rainfall is forecast next week.

08 Aug 2019 description

Heavy rainfall triggers flooding in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Sudan while Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire remain dry

  1. A poor start to the rainfall season across Senegal and the Gambia has resulted in abnormal dryness.

  2. Heavy rainfall last week, following a wet weather pattern in July, caused flash flooding in Sierra Leone. Continued heavy rainfall will maintain a high flood risk.

06 Aug 2019 description
report Christian Aid

Top 10 hungriest countries contribute just 0.08% of global CO2 – new report

02 Aug 2019 description

Approche

  • La méthode ”Baker Achkar Raymond” (“BAR”) a été développée par le Signal Program on Human Security and Technology (Signal Program) au Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), à la demande de la Banque Mondiale qui souhaitait standardiser la catégorisation des structures visibles sur images spatiales et disposer d’une échelle commune de classification de la sévérité des impacts visibles, dans le cadre de désastres naturels.

01 Aug 2019 description
  • 20 times the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCPM) provided environmental expertise to the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) since 2014.

  • EUCPM prepares and responds to environmental emergencies, including incidents that arise as secondary effects of disasters.

  • DG ECHO, operating through the EUCPM, is among JEU’s most important partners.

  • DG ECHO’s collaboration with the JEU has been constantly increasing during the past years, raising at a level of 80% of all JEU missions in 2018

31 Jul 2019 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  1. Dry conditions in 2019 main season adversely affect maize yields
  2. Cereal import requirements forecast at above‑average levels in 2019/20
  3. Prices of staple food higher than their year-earlier levels

Dry conditions in 2019 main season adversely affect maize yields

31 Jul 2019 description
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The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December 2018 announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan. By the end of July, the requirements had reached $26.14 billion. As at the end of July, 141.7 million people are estimated to be in need in 57 countries, a slight decrease of 1.2 million from last month. The plans aim to provide aid to 106.3 million people.

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25 Jul 2019 description

Abnormal dryness persists in parts of Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, and Cameroon

  1. A delayed rainy season followed by poorly distributed rainfall in southern Senegal has maintained abnormally dry conditions.

  2. Central Nigeria received heavy rainfall last week which is expected to relieve the abnormally dry conditions that have developed over the past two months.

  3. Heavy rainfall along the coast of Cameroon is likely to provide relief to abnormal dryness that has developed over the past two months.