- Sierra Leone: Mudslides - Aug 2017
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2015
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Sierra Leone: Wild Fires - Jan 2013
- Sierra Leone/Guinea: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2012
- West/Central Africa: Floods - Jun 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods and Landslides - Aug 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2007
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2007
- Four French tourists killed in Mauritania
- An anti-tank mine exploded in southern Niger
- The Niger government warns against sabotage acts
- Hostages detained by rebels are to be released on 28 December
- Mali and Guinea make efforts to bring durable solutions to border conflict
- Agricultural production decrease in Cape Verde, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal
- Disarmament launched in Côte d'Ivoire
- Avian flu detected in Benin
- Future opening of an OHCHR office in West Africa
- Dear cost of living cause violent protests in …
Dakar, 18 décembre 2007 : Les Nations Unies lancent ce mardi à Dakar un appel de fonds de 312 millions de dollars pour l'Afrique de l'ouest afin d'assurer le financement de projets d'assistance humanitaires pour 2008, dans cette partie du monde où se concentrent certains des pays parmi les plus pauvres de la planète.
L'appel humanitaire pour l'Afrique de l'ouest fait partie d'un appel global de 3,8 milliards de dollars, lancé le lundi 10 décembre 2007 à Genève par John Holmes, le Secrétaire général adjoint pour les affaires humanitaires, afin d'aider …
(Dakar/New York: 18 December 2007): The United Nations launched on Tuesday an appeal requesting over $312 million in support of humanitarian activities in West Africa in 2008, in order to ensure humanitarian assistance for some of the poorest countries in the world.
The Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP) for West Africa, launched on 10 December 2007 in Geneva by John Holmes, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, is a part of a global appeal for $3.8 billion that will allow humanitarians to assist 25 million people in 24 …
(Geneva: 10 December 2007): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for $3.8 billion to provide urgent support to 25 million people in humanitarian emergencies in 24 countries worldwide.
"We live in a world of unprecedented prosperity. But despite this, millions of people continue to endure crises where the essentials of existence - clean water, life-saving drugs, and emergency shelter among others - are denied them and where insecurity is a part of everyday life," the Secretary-General said.
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The West Africa region continues to experience the devastating consequences of two decades of complex emergencies and recurrent natural disasters. One of the poorest regions of the world, its problems are compounded by geographical and logistical challenges, such as large expanses of landlocked areas and extremely poor transportation networks. Poverty, the lack of basic social services, and weak governance have all resulted in extreme vulnerability to recurrent disasters, epidemics, violence, insecurity and population displacements.
"The number of people threatened by natural disasters had increased by three times over the last 30 years and the number of people affected by natural disasters doubled every 10 years. Tens of millions of people had been affected this year by floods in countries all over the world. The link between the increase in disasters and climate change, which had been predicted by scientists, was unmistakable. Also, more people were now living in exposed areas. Some of the biggest cities in the world were built in disaster zones.
Around 800,000 people have been affected by floods in 14 countries in West Africa (Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, The Gambia, Liberia, Nigeria, Togo, Sierra Leone, Benin, Ghana and Guinea)(1) .
Plus de 800 000 personnes sont affectées par les inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest.
Floods in West Africa
Around 800,000 people have been affected by floods in 14 countries in West Africa (Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, The Gambia, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, Sierra Leone, Benin, Ghana and Guinea) .
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
So far Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Togo have requested international assistance.
Scope of floods in West Africa
Floods have affected over 600,000 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).
- More than 500 000 people are victims of flood in West Africa. Ghana, Togo and Burkina Faso are among the most affected countries.
- Deterioration of the health situation in northern Niger and northern Mali
- Risk of worsening food insecurity due to the floods
- Cholera: resurgence in Senegal and persistence in Guinea
- The United Nations identify new challenges in West Africa through the call for Consolidated Funds (CAP)
- The identification of Mauritanian refugees in Senegal wishing to return home continues.