West Africa: Floods - Jul 2007

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Starting in August 2007, West Africa experienced some of its worst floods in 35 years with over 800,000 affected in 15 countries (Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mauritania, Niger, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, Gambia, Liberia, Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, Sierra Leone, Benin and Ghana). The situation was 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). The United Nations allocated $4.9 million emergency humanitarian assistance to Mali ($1 million), Ghana ($2.5 million) and Togo ($1.4 million) to immediately improve the living conditions of 155,000 people - 75,000 in Ghana, 60,000 in Togo and 20,000 in Mali. (OCHA, 31 Oct 2007)

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