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08 Sep 2009 description
report Xinhua

Accra, Sep 08, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A two-day meeting on how to enhance information on aid flows between donors and recipient countries to ensure predictability and easy monitoring of the use of resources opened in Accra on Tuesday.

The workshop which is being held under the auspices of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) is an attempt by stakeholders to make information about aid flows more available and accessible to all stakeholders, particularly partner countries.

Representatives of partner countries from West and Central Africa, and Civil Society …

04 Oct 2007 description

Scope of floods

This year, floods have affected around 800,000 people in 13 countries in West Africa (Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, The Gambia, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, Sierra Leone, Benin and Ghana)(1) . The situation is especially worrisome in the following countries: Ghana (over 330,000 affected), Togo (over 120,000 affected), Burkina Faso (over 92,900 affected) and Mali (over 42,000 affected).

Situation and response

Highlights

So far Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Togo have requested international assistance.

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.

25 Sep 2007 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Chris Niles

NEW YORK, 25 September 2007 - Four weeks of heavy flooding have taken a damaging toll on countries in West and Central Africa, with hundreds of thousands of people displaced, several hundred killed, and homes and farmland swept away.

UNICEF teams have been effective in distributing immediate emergency supplies such as water-purification tablets and essential medicines to affected areas, but the size of the disaster and its length make it an exceptionally difficult emergency to address.

In its emergency response, UNICEF is focusing in particular on northern Ghana, …

24 Sep 2007 description

West Africa is experiencing one of its worst floods in ten years. An unusual rainy season has given way to heavy rains and flash flooding across the sub region. According to OCHA, more than 600,000 people have been affected by heavy rains and floods in 12 countries

In Ghana 25 MT of High Energy Biscuits are being distributed as an immediate response to flood victims. WFP is launching a 3 months emergency operation to provide food to 75,000 people in the worst affected districts in the Northern and the Upper West region of Ghana, requiring about US$3 million.

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.

12 Sep 2007 description

Scope of floods in West Africa

Following torrential rains, floods have affected over 500,000 people in 12 countries in West Africa (Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, The Gambia, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, Sierra Leone and Ghana)(1). This current number of victims shows that the situation has worsened compared to last year low 65,000 people at the same period. The situation is especially worrisome in Ghana with 260,000 people affected; Burkina Faso with 35,000 andTogo with 20,389.

02 Nov 2004 description


I. SIGNIFICANT EVENTS
UNOWA convened a conference on 4-5 October to develop integrated conflict prevention and peace building strategies for especially sensitive border areas in West Africa. The conference discussed among other topics the emergence of hidden tensions among host communities, internally-displaced persons, returning migrants and third country nationals living in these areas and possible responses by political and humanitarian actors.

II. POLITICAL AND SECURITY SITUATION

Ghana

16 Aug 2002 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network

16 Aug 2002 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA)
Réseaux d'Information Régionaux Intégré (IRIN)

26 Jun 2001 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

26 Jun 2001 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

15 Jun 2001 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

15 Jun 2001 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

16 Nov 2000 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network for West Africa
Tel: +225 22-40-4440
Fax: +225 22-41-9339

23 Aug 2000 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires
I R I N pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Tel [225] 22 40 44 40
Fax [225] 22 40 44 35