West Africa: Floods - Jul 2008
An estimated 130,000 people in several countries in West Africa were affected by severe flooding following several months of heavy rainfall in 2008. Villages were submerged and homes, crops and infrastructure destroyed. The most affected countries were Togo, Ghana, Niger, Benin, Mali, Burkina Faso and Senegal. Floods also affected Liberia and Mauritania, though with less humanitarian impact. (OCHA, 10 Sep 2008)
Farmers turn European support into profit
3 August 2011, Lomé, Togo/Rome - The European Union's (EU) investment in agricultural rehabilitation in Togo has led to benefits that are almost double their cost, according to FAO. The Organization used EU funding to help Togolese farmers cope with high food prices and climatic adversities.
Togo's rural population suffered the most from floods and sharp increases in food prices that hit the country in 2007 and 2008.
1 RESUME EXECUTIF
1.1 CONTEXTE ET JUSTIFICATION
Les deux dernières décennies au Togo ont été marquées par une instabilité politique qui a affecté le développement socio économique du pays. Le contexte a été caractérisé par des épisodes de tensions politiques et de troubles post électoraux ayant conduit à des afflux de réfugiés dans les pays voisins, la suspension de l'aide bilatérale et multilatérale et le retrait des principaux bailleurs de fonds.
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Building climate knowledge and capacity
DFID is supporting programmes to improve knowledge of the impacts of climate change at the local level in Africa.
We were instrumental in facilitating the design of Africa's Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev) programme. This programme, managed by the African Union Commission, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the African Development Bank, aims to improve climate change analysis in Africa and identify how countries can become more resilient to its impacts.
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I. Faits saillants
- Rentrée effective des classes dans les camps des sinistrés depuis le 1er Octobre 2009
- Arrivée de 500 tentes et 3 experts de shelter box le 7 Octobre 2009
- Préparation d'une mission d'évaluation des impacts des inondations et des besoins de reconstruction au Burkina Faso
II. Contexte général
La relocalisation des sinistrés dans les cinq sites alternatifs se poursuit. Les organisations nationales et internationales intervenant dans la gestion des inondations évaluent les besoins urgents pour le redéploiement d'autres sinistrés.
The UAE Embassy in Mauritania has presented to the Mayor of Al-Tararaza State of Mauritania 71 tonnes of food items and relief supplies for distribution to victims of the flood which recently hit the region.
Period covered by this Ops Update: 9-14 September 2009;
Appeal target (current): CHF 2,719,053 Appeal coverage: 32%;
- This preliminary Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 9 September 2009 for CHF 2.7m for 6 months to assist 40,000 beneficiaries.
- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 200,000 was initially allocated on a regional basis from the Federation's DREF to support the National Society to respond.
Since 2007, the Burkina Red Cross Society (BRCS) has benefited from the support of the International Federation within the …
Deadly flooding in the West African nations of Burkina Faso and Senegal have left over 200,000 people homeless in recent days. To help survivors of the ordeal, AmeriCares is sending an emergency airlift of nearly $200,000 worth of critical medicines and medical supplies to Burkino Faso. AmeriCares is also working with local partners on the ground in Senegal to send emergency medical aid, including critical antibiotics, infection control supplies, pain and fever medicines.
Heavy rains poured down in early September, some areas received as much as 1 foot of rain in 12 hours.
Heavy rains that began in West Africa in June 2009 have so far affected at least eight countries with flood waters, affecting about 600 000 people and causing 159 deaths up until 10 September.
- So far no major communicable disease outbreaks have been recorded in affected countries, but there have been reported increases in malaria and diarrhoeal disease cases.
- The first countries affected by flooding in July were Benin and Togo, where 20 000 people and 7500 people respectively were affected. Most if not all have found refuge with family.
DAKAR, 11 September 2009 (IRIN) - Relentless rain in parts of West Africa has worsened flooding, leading governments and aid agencies to step up emergency response efforts.
"It is not yet the end of the rainy season so we do not know just how bad it will get, but we do know the situation is already very serious," said Moustapha Diallo, spokesperson for the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) West and Central Africa office.
Aid agencies estimate that between 400,000 and 600,000 people have been affected by flooding since the beginning …
This report covers the period 01/01/2009 to 30/06/2009.
The Sahel region is among the poorest with national societies facing multiple hazards related to climate change, health emergencies and epidemics, and food insecurity due to locust invasions and desertification. The Sahel region is also a flood prone area and is concurrently experiencing isolated cases of drought. Malnutrition and food insecurity constitute very big challenges.
This report covers the period 1 January 2009 to 30 June 2009
Programme purpose: To increase access to water and sanitation and reduce risk of gender-based violence and other health related issues. The Liberian Red Cross Society (LRCS) also seeks to strengthen the capacity of the Local Chapters to address the issue of leadership using thefundamental principle of equal rights and equal opportunity without discrimination.
Point 72 a) de l'ordre du jour provisoire*
Renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe
fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies,
y compris l'assistance économique spéciale :
renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination
Period covered by this Final Report: 18 November 2008 to 30 May 2009.
Appeal target (current): CHF 1,209,435 (USD 11,209,889 or EUR 804,145).
Appeal coverage: 100%;
- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on a preliminary basis on 11 July 2008 for CHF 750,000 for two 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 Societies and contingency stocks.
- Operations Update no. 1 was issued on 14 August, 2008.
DAKAR, 23 juillet 2009 (IRIN) - Les partenariats entre les organisations humanitaires et les experts du climat portent enfin leurs fruits et aident les organisations non gouvernementales (ONG) à prévenir les catastrophes et à y faire face. Mais les spécialistes se demandent pourquoi cela a pris tant de temps.
DAKAR, 22 July 2009 (IRIN) - Partnerships between aid agencies and climate experts are finally paying off by helping NGOs' disaster prevention and response, but specialists question why it took so long.
"The question is not why meteorological services and humanitarian organizations are talking to each other today, but why they have not been talking for one-and-a-half centuries," said Maarten van Aalst, associate director of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) regional climate centre in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.
Since 2008, the IFRC …
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Alongside some noticeable progress – notably the effort undertaken by stakeholders and states in the region to improve coordination through preparedness and contingency planning exercises and increases in national capacities to mitigate and respond to emergencies – the first six months of the year witnessed important humanitarian emergencies in the region.
Faure Gnassingbé a tenu mercredi une réunion de crise avec ses ministres et avec les représentants des populations victimes des dernières inondations à Lomé. Le président a assuré les chefs de cantons et les présidents des comités de développement des quartiers de Lomé, que toutes les mesures seraient prises pour secourir les sinistrés.
"Le gouvernement reste attentif et prendra toutes les mesures idoines pour porter l'assistance nécessaire aux victimes" a assuré Faure Gnassingbé.
Au nom des populations, Togbui Aklassou de Bè a remercié le chef de l'Etat.
In response to the announcement that leaders of the Major Economies Forum had agreed to hold rising temperatures to no more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) today reaffirmed its call for short- and medium-term targets that would limit increases to below 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Addressing a Headquarters press conference on climate change, Dessima M.