Benin: Floods - Jul 2009
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- OCHA: West Africa - Flood Affected Population - June to September 2009 (as of 24 Sep 2009). 28 Sep 2009
- DFO: World: Current Flooding (as of 11 Sep 2009). 11 Sep 2009
- MapAction: Benin: Flooding - Zou Departement orientation map (as of 14 Jul 2009). 14 Jul 2009
- OCHA: West Africa - Floods location (as of 01 Sep 2009). 1 Sep 2009
- Caritas: CÁRITAS ESPAÑOLA DESTINA 2,8 MILLONES DE EUROS EN LOS DOS PRIMEROS MESES DE 2010 A 30 PROYECTOS EN TERCEROS PAÍSES. 17 Mar 2010
2009 brought long rains to Benin leading to 43 of 77 communes (districts) reporting widespread flooding, resulting in the Government of Benin requesting United Nations (UN) assistance. Initial Government figures estimated that over 2,000 families had been displaced due to the floods.
MapAction was consequently deployed as part of a United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team to provide GIS and mapping assistance.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies.
IMF Country Report No. 10/195
Benin: 2010 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Staff Report; Staff Supplements and Staff Statement; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Benin.
Under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, the IMF holds bilateral discussions with members, usually every year.
Period covered by this Ops Update: 1 November 2009-2 April 2010.
Appeal target (current): CHF 918,517 (USD 896,114 or EUR 605,283)
Appeal coverage: 100%;
=B7 This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 6 August 2009 for CHF 918,517 for 9 months to assist 25,000 beneficiaries.
=B7 Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 200,000 was allocated from the Federation's DREF to support this Appeal and related action.
=B7 Programme update no.
This report covers the period 17/January/2009 to 31/December/2009.
Programme purpose: The 2009-2010 West and Central Africa Zone's (WCAZ) Plan aims at providing support to National Societies to properly address the needs of vulnerable people. The 2009 plan of action focuses on the implementation of the safety and resilient community framework. Integrated approach targeting community at risk has been developed with NS and PNS that covers DRR, Health and OD issues at branch level with strong community participation. Some of the projects will continue in 2010.
Desarrollo comunitario, salud, alimentación, educación, sida y ayudas de emergencia son los principales objetivos de las ayudas aprobadas para distintas Cáritas de Africa, Asia, América Latina y Europa del Este
=B7 770 000 personnes affectées par les inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest
=B7 21 000 cas suspects de fièvre Dengue au Cap Vert
=B7 Première conférence régionale sur les droits de l'homme et les changements climatiques en Afrique de l'Ouest
=B7 Plus de 4,5 millions d'enfants de moins de cinq ans affectés par une malnutrition aigue en Afrique de l'Ouest,
=B7 Plus de 115 milliards FCFA reçus dans le CAP 2009
=B7 Près de 1,4 milliard FCFA pour huit pays à travers le CERF
=B7 Une Commission internationale pour enquêter sur les tueries en …
The following bulletin highlights key humanitairan developments and responses between 1 january and 31 December 2009.
- Over 770,000 affected by floods in West Africa
- More than 21,000 suspected cases of Dengue fever in Cape Verde
- First regional conference on human rights and climate change in West Africa
- More than 4.5 million children under five affected by acute malnutrition in West Africa
- More than 115 billions FCFA received under the CAP 2009
- 1.4 billion FCFA allocated to eight countries trough the CERF
- International commission of …
GLIDE no. FL-2009-000127-BEN
The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.
The West Coast regional office - based in Abuja, Nigeria - covers seven National Societies (Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Togo). However, with the presence of Federation country representation in Liberia, the Liberian Red Cross Society (LRCS) produces separate plan. The West Coast regional office directly works with the six National Societies covered by this plan. Programmes have been designed to ensure self-reliance systems and resources at community level through strengthening the capacities of National Societies.
Period covered by this Ops Update: 6 August - 7 October 2009.
Appeal target (current): CHF 918,517 (USD 896,114 or EUR 605,283)
Appeal coverage: 91%;
- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 6 August 2009 for CHF 918,517 for 9 months to assist 25,000 beneficiaries.
- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 200,000 was allocated from the Federation's DREF to support this Appeal and related action.
The Federation's West and Central Africa Sub-zone (WCAZ) priorities are guided by the following strategic initiatives intended to support the development and work of National Societies: the Global Agenda Goals and the Framework for Action, Strategy 2010, the African Red Cross and Red Crescent Health Initiative (ARCHI) 2010 and decisions coming out from Pan African Conferences such as the Algiers Plan of Action and the Johannesburg Commitment.
Working within these initiatives, the West and Central Africa sub-zone immediate focus is to support National Societies …
- The outlook for the 2009 - 10 harvest
in the eastern basin is average, but several areas affected by adverse
weather are likely to exhibit deficits.
- In the short run, the harvest will lead to a decline in prices, but these will probably stay at above"average levels into 2010.
- Commercial and public stocks are still relatively low in Nigeria, Chad, and Niger and buying is expected to continue.
- Poor households accessing food through markets will remain exposed to food insecurity.
This report covers the period 01/01/09 to 30/06/09
Programme purpose: As outlined in the 2009-2010 plan, the West and Central Africa Zone's (WCAZ) immediate focus is to support National Societies in providing assistance to address the needs of vulnerable people. In disaster management WCAZ faces challenges due to new disaster patterns related to climate variability.
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.
While donors had responded "remarkably generously" to United Nations consolidated appeals for emergency aid, they had nevertheless provided less than half of what was required this year to address the needs of people facing severe humanitarian crises around the world, the top United Nations relief official said today.
During a press conference at Headquarters today, John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, announced that the $4.6 billion collected in response to the mid-year review of the consolidated appeals this past July was the highest amount ever, in …