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14 Aug 2008 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: 11 July-14 August 2008;

Appeal target (current): CHF 750,000 (USD 731,134 or EUR 462,475);

Appeal coverage: donor support is currently being recorded, and will be made available in the next update

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on a preliminary basis on 11 July 2008 for CHF 750,000 for 2

months to assist 47,500 beneficiaries.

- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 483,047 was allocated from the Federation's DREF to support the national society to respond.

Summary:

A preliminary Emergency …

16 Jul 2008 description


1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

At a regional level, humanitarian partners have for 2008 agreed to focus on five priority areas for humanitarian interventions in West Africa:

- Food Security and Nutrition;

- Rapid Response to Health Emergencies;

- Protection and Population Movements;

- Natural Disaster Preparedness;

- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.

11 Jul 2008 description

This preliminary Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 750,000 (USD 731,134 or EUR 462,475) in cash, kind, or services to support the National Societies of West and Central Africa to assist 47,500 beneficiaries.

CHF 483,047 has been allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to start the planned activities. Discussions are currently taking place to reallocate approximately CHF 550,000 remaining from the 2007 West Africa floods appeal to support this appeal.

11 Jul 2008 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is very concerned about data which suggests severe flooding may occur in West and Central Africa for the second year running.

11 Jul 2008 description

La Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge est extrêmement inquiète d'informations faisant état d'un risque de graves inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre pour la deuxième année consécutive.

Afin de diminuer l'impact des précipitations anormalement importantes qui sont annoncées pour la région par les organismes de prédiction météorologique qui travaillent en partenariat avec la Fédération internationale, des mesures immédiates ont été décidées afin d'éviter l'étendue des dégâts et la misère qui ont frappé la …

18 Apr 2008 description

Dakar, 18 avril 2008 : Le Bureau Régional des Nations Unies pour la Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA) et le Gouvernement du Sénégal (Direction de la Protection Civile du Ministère de l'Intérieur), ont organisé du 17 au 18 avril 2008 à Dakar (Hôtel Novotel), un atelier régional de concertation sur la préparation aux risques d'inondation liés à la saison des pluies 2008 en Afrique de l'ouest.

En Afrique, la violence des catastrophes naturelles est aggravée par la faiblesse des moyens alloués aux systèmes d'alerte précoce, aux moyens de secours et la fragilité …

24 Feb 2008 description
18 - 24 February 2008

HIGHLIGHTS

- CERF update

- Red Cross provides longer-term assistance to flood-affected community

CERF projects provide water and emergency medical services in River Cess County

Two projects funded by the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) are providing crucial medical services and safe drinking water to people in several remote communities in River Cess County.

03 Jan 2008 description

IP/08/7

Brussels, 29 December 2007 - The European Commission has earmarked €369.6 million in humanitarian aid to meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable victims of humanitarian crises around the globe.

29 Dec 2007 description

IP/08/7

Bruxelles, le 29 décembre 2007. La Commission européenne a décidé d'accorder une aide humanitaire de 369,6 millions d'euros afin de répondre aux besoins essentiels des victimes les plus vulnérables des crises humanitaires dans le monde.

28 Dec 2007 description

SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS

- 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 …

10 Dec 2007 description


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.

18 Nov 2007 description
12 - 18 November 2007

HIGHLIGHTS

- Local integration for over 3,500 Sierra Leonean refugees

Update on August 2007 flood response

In August 2007, more than a thousand homes along the banks of the Stockton Creek were inundated with floodwater, affecting 17,000 people. As part of the emergency response efforts, UNDP, UNICEF and ICRC provided funds and materials in September to construct temporary storage facilities and truck safe drinking water to ten locations in and around Monrovia.

18 Nov 2007 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

07 Nov 2007 description
report Liberian Times

A Storm which many described as severe over the weekend destroyed several homes in Zahn clan, Nimba County leaving scores of residents homeless and unspecified amount of property damaged.

According to our Nimba County Correspondent who spoke to this media via telephone, the storm which initially destroyed the trees surrounding the villages left over hundred houses destroyed while a little below Four Hundred persons displaced.

31 Oct 2007 description

"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.

30 Oct 2007 description

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) .

19 Oct 2007 description

FAITS MARQUANTS

Plus de 800 000 personnes sont affectées par les inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest.

17 Oct 2007 description

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) .

14 Oct 2007 description

WEST AFRICA FLOODS

The UN has allocated US $ 3.5 mn emergency response humanitarian assistance to Mali ( $ 1 mn), Ghana ( $ 2.5 mn) and Togo ( $1.4 mn). The grants are from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) created in 2006 by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

In Ghana, the Flash Appeal requests a total amount of US$9,913,136.