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22 Jun 2007 description

DAKAR, 22 June 2007 (IRIN) - Alors que les pluies saisonnières commencent à tomber aux quatre coins du Sahel, la région s'engage dans un cycle de pluies fortes et imprévisibles qui pourraient détruire les cultures et faire des milliers de sans-abri, préviennent les climatologues.

« Il pleut plus maintenant au Sahel qu'au cours des 30 dernières années », a expliqué Sylwia Trzaska, climatologue de l'Institut international pour la recherche sur le climat et la société de l'université Columbia, à New York.

21 Jun 2007 description

DAKAR, 21 June 2007 (IRIN) - As seasonal rains start to fall across the Sahel, climatologists warn that the region is entering a cycle of unpredictable heavy rains that could destroy crops and leave thousands of people homeless.

"It's raining more now in the Sahel than it was in the 30 years before," said Sylwia Trzaska, a climatologist at Colombia University's International Research Institute for Climate and Society in New York.

19 Jun 2007 description

SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS

- Epidemics (cholera and meningitis) caused more than 2 300 deaths between January and June 2007; however, the funds received to date to respond to these epidemics have been insufficient.

30 Oct 2006 description
report UN News Service

Seeking to prevent cholera and typhoid outbreaks following severe flooding in the Kindia region of Guinea, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) will distribute water purification tablets and help local authorities take other measures to treat the water supply.

"Despite warnings from the local authorities, people continue to consume contaminated water and food recovered from stagnant ponds," the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.

18 Oct 2006 description

Weekly Introduction:

Update of CPC Seasonal Outlooks at 4 Months Lead:

February-April 2007 Forecasts

Gulf of Guinea Region

There is a tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall over most parts in the region, including Liberia, eastern Guinea, southern and eastern Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, and the northern halves of Togo and Benin.

Locust Update:

The FAO site (http://www.fao.org/ag/locusts/en/info/info/index.html) was last updated on …

06 Oct 2006 description

This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Infrastructure and Rehabilitation, Mine Action, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Lebanon (2) occupied Palestinian territories

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo, DR (3) Ethiopia (4) Rwanda (5) Somalia (6) Sudan (7) Tanzania (8) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Côte d'Ivoire (2) Chad …

05 Oct 2006 description

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

DAKAR, 5 October (IRIN) - Almost 70,000 people from four countries have been displaced by floods from seasonal rains and need food, blankets, mosquito nets and other assistance, according to a report from three United Nations agencies.

Niger is the worst-affected with 46,472 people displaced, followed by Burkina Faso with 11,170, Mauritania with 9,000 and Guinea with 1,200, said the October report by the UN humanitarian coordination office (OCHA), the UN children's agency (UNICEF) and the UN World Food …

30 Sep 2006 description

Ce rapport de situation est basé sur les informations reçues du bureau de OCHA Guinée(1).

Situation

Une pluie diluvienne s'est abattue sur la ville de Kindia située à 135 km de Conakry du 31 août au 1er septembre pendant 12 heures sans interruption, entraînant la crue des trois cours d'eau de la ville, et l'inondation des 7 quartiers avoisinants. Une telle inondation n'avait plus été enregistrée à Kindia depuis 50 ans.

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