- 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
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 44 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
Dengue fever in Senegal
Dengue fever in Burkina Faso
Plague in Madagascar
Marburg virus disease in Uganda
Yellow fever in Nigeria
Humanitarian Crisis in Central African Republic
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:
From 28 February 2017, civil society nutrition champions from 12 SUN Countries came together for a four-day workshop in Dakar, Senegal, to strengthen advocacy capacities for scaling up nutrition. The SUN Civil Society Network Workshop was organized by Action Against Hunger and its partners – UNICEF, Save the Children and Terre des Hommes.
Date of launch: 20 January, 2017
Number of people affected: 50,000
Number of people to be assisted: 10,000 people (with NFI distribution to 1,150 families/5,750 people, hygiene promotion to 3,600 families/10,000 people in addition to those reached through the health facilities and distribution of awareness materials)
Description of the disaster
By Moustapha Diallo, IFRC
Hasinatu Camara’s baby boy is crying incessantly. He is certainly hungry. Camara frantically rummages through her skilfully tied up pieces of luggage, to reach for her baby’s food.
Camara is one of the 95 refugees staying in a hall, at the premises of the Olympic swimming pool, in Dakar, Senegal.
Together with her husband, Hakim, and her son, she fled The Gambia due uncertainty and a potential military intervention, following the recent post-electoral political crisis—in the West African country.
1) Despite a seasonable return of precipitation during August, moisture deficits have persisted in northwestern Senegal. The delayed onset of the season in July has already resulted in deteriorated conditions and affected crops on the ground.
2) Poor seasonal rainfall since the middle of August, including prolonged dry spells, has led to late-season moisture deficits that have negatively impacted crop development throughout parts of the Tillaberi region of southwestern Niger and eastern Mali. Below average rains are forecast in the region for the upcoming outlook period.
Le gouvernement sénégalais, en collaboration avec le PAM et l’assistance technique des Eléments Français au Sénégal (EFS), a ouvert un corridor humanitaire aérien le 27 septembre qui effectuera des vols depuis Dakar vers les 3 les pays touchés par Ebola pour permettre de déployer rapidement des travailleurs humanitaires et du matériel médical sur le terrain. 6 choses à savoir :
Une étape cruciale pour lutter contre l’épidémie
DAKAR/OUGADOUGOU, 22 September 2014 (IRIN) - As the Ebola caseload rises to over 5,350, aid agencies and governments in countries not yet affected by the deadly virus are gearing up for its potential spread across new borders by pre-positioning supplies, training health workers, identifying isolation centres, and disseminating prevention campaign messages, among other activities.
Countries that share a land border with the affected countries, including Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, and Mali, are considered to be most at risk.
Generally good cropping conditions for much of the Sahel, except over Senegal and Mauritania
There is a low level of skill in forecasting the remainder of the season over Senegal and Mauritania, though available information suggests average rainfall levels for the remainder of the season. Persistent dryness over northern Senegal and southwestern Mauritania earlier in the season, though, has the potential to significantly reduce rainfed crop harvests.
On the occasion of the 38th Annual Meeting of the IDB Board of Governors held in Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan, a number of financing agreements have been signed under which the Bank shall participate in financing new development projects in (10) member countries (in addition to the Republic of Kosovo) for a total amount of USD230.9 million , The details are as follows:
1 . The Republic of Tajikistan
Loan for USD10 million, to participate in phase-3 in the Dangara Valley Irrigation Project with the objective of poverty reduction among the population.
In parts of West Africa, the Peace Corps is expanding opportunities for its Volunteers to receive training in combating hunger and undernutrition.
Peace Corps Volunteers are closely integrated with the communities they serve, often supporting local community health workers or even providing counseling themselves to caregivers responsible for the health and nutrition of family members.
Un atelier régional sur la facilitation et la réglementation de l’aide internationale sur les catastrophes se tiendra du 17 au 19 septembre 2012 à Dakar, au Sénégal, sous l’égide conjointe de la CEDEAO et de la Fédération internationale des sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR).
17 septembre 2012 [DAKAR-SENEGAL]
La Communauté économique des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest élaborera très prochainement un Code de conduite de l’action humanitaire de la CEDEAO (CDAHC) destiné aux acteurs humanitaires civils et fondé sur les droits, a annoncé le directeur des Affaires humanitaires et sociales de la Commission, le Dr Daniel Eklu.
En 1996, Mohamed Fofanah quittait Freetown ravagée par la guerre civile. Après plus de 13 années d'errance, qui l'ont conduit en Guinée Conakry, au Nigéria puis au Sénégal, il rentre enfin parmi les siens. Portrait.
Mohamed Fofanah a le visage las de celui qui revient d'un trop long voyage. Le sien aura duré presque 14 ans. Des années passées dans la précarité, l'insécurité et l'isolement.
Mohamed Fofanah fuit Freetown en 1996 pour des raisons de sécurité, cinq ans après le début d'une guerre civile qui se ne terminera qu'en 2002.
DAKAR, 22 February 2010 (IRIN) - A meningitis epidemic has struck earlier than usual and is spreading across sub-Saharan Africa's "meningitis belt" from Senegal to Ethiopia, according to health ministries in the region. The disease occurs during the dry season, with most cases reported in mid-April.