Senegal: Floods - Jan 2002
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- IFRC: Senegal: Floods - Information Bulletin n° 1. 2 Feb 2002
The Federation's mission is to improve
the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It
is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers
are active in 178 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org
Appeal target: 7,342,916;
The Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran has donated a relief consignment with a total value of 29,000 USD to help victims in northern regions of Senegal affected by flood in January 2002.
The United Nations Children's Fund today issued a series of updates on emergency donor appeals. The reports detail the humanitarian conditions of countries in crisis for which appeals were launched in the beginning of 2002. Without an immediate infusion of donor aid, UNICEF's capacity to assist children and their mothers will be hindered, several reports reveal. Thier lives are threatened by disease, conflict, hunger and poverty.
Appeal Target: CHF 7,342,916
Period covered: January -March, 2002
"At a Glance"
Outstanding needs: CHF 6,209,344
Related Appeals: N/A
Appeal coverage: 15.4%
Update: Out of a budget of CHF 7,342,916, only CHF 1,136,411 has been contributed, and more funding is required for the West Africa regional delegation to pursue its planned programs in the Appeal 2002.
DREF Allocated: None
This report includes: (A) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Sudan, (2) Somalia, (3) Kenya, (4) Mozambique, (5) Zimbabwe, (6) Burundi, (7) Tanzania (B) West Africa Region: (1) Liberia, (2) Senegal (C) Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) Colombia, (2) Bolivia, (3) El Salvador, (4) Honduras, (5) Nicaragua (D) Central Africa Region: (1) Democratic Republic of Congo, (2) Republic of Congo (E) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan, (3) Tajikistan (F) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Northern Caucasus, (2) Balkans Region
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
Bureau de Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA)
Réseau d'Information Régionaux Intégré (IRIN)
ABIDJAN, 8 février (IRIN) - Trois semaines après un appel en vue de venir en aide aux victimes des inondations dans le nord du Sénégal, le gouvernement a fait savoir vendredi qu'il avait reçu des dizaines de milliers de dollars en espèces et en nature de sympathisants locaux et internationaux.
ABIDJAN, 8 February (IRIN) - Three weeks after a wide appeal for aid for flood victims in northern Senegal, the government said on Friday it had received tens of thousands of dollars worth in cash and kind from local and international sympathisers.
Following the deaths of 28 people in Senegal as a result of flooding, the Union for Solidarity and Mutual Support (USE), a local development organisation and one of Christian Aid's partners, has launched an emergency appeal to deal with the crisis.
DREF Allocated: None
This Bulletin is being issued based on the needs described below reflecting the information available at this time. Based on further updates and details from assessment reports, or should the national society make a request, the Federation may consider providing further assistance and support through an Appeal.
Senegal Administrative Map
Senegal's presidential election in 2000 saw a peaceful hand-over of leadership after 40 years of Socialist rule. Abdoulaye Wade of the Democratic Senegalese Party won, promising to tackle unemployment, and criticising the inefficiency of the previous government.The new government must now live up to high expectations, with an economy hit hard by the drop in Senegalese export prices. Despite new legislation and opportunities for middle and small-sized enterprises, unemployment remains high.
ABIDJAN, 25 January (IRIN) - Donors have begun responding to an appeal by Senegal's government for emergency aid for thousands of people who lost homes and other property as a result of recent heavy rains and cold weather, UN and governmental sources reported.
- On January 24 (Thu), the Government
of Japan decided to extend emergency aid in kind, comprising tents, blankets
and sleeping mats (worth approximately 15 million yen), to the Government
of the Republic of Senegal, which has sustained great damage from flooding.
2. Torrential rain hit Senegal in mid-January this year, causing floods in the northern region of the country, due to the abnormal rise of water level in rivers, including the Senegal River, and resulting in such damages as lost houses and agricultural lands submerged in water.
Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Germany has donated 16.4 million FCFA (over 21,000 US dollars) to assist people affected by heavy off- season rains and cold in northern Senegal
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2002/0020
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Senegal - Floods
24 January 2002
This report summarizes information received from the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Dakar, Senegal.
1. Heavy off-season rains and a cold wave - the temperature dropped from 40 degrees Celsius to 16 - affected North Senegal between 9-11 January 2002. Authorities reported 28 deaths and more than 179,000 persons affected. An estimated 470,000 heads of livestock were lost.
BUREAU DU COORDONNATEUR DES NATIONS UNIES
Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade is on Saturday scheduled to tour the northern district of Podor where off-season rains killed 28 people between 9-11 January, his office said in a news release issued in Dakar Friday.