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27 Oct 2010 description

GLIDE n=B0 FL-2010-000118-GHA

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.

30 Apr 2010 description

This report covers the period 17/January/2009 to 31/December/2009.

In brief

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.

06 Nov 2009 description

Du 4 au 6 novembre 2009 s'est tenue à Accra au Ghana, la réunion de concertation technique sur les bilans céréaliers et alimentaires ex-post 2008/2009 et prévisionnels 2009/2010 des pays membres de la CEDEAO, de l'UEMOA et du CILSS. A la fin des travaux, la réunion publie le présent avis :

- L'hivernage 2009 en général a connu un démarrage très hétérogène. Au Sahel Central et Oriental, les pluies ont été tardives avec des épisodes secs ayant entrainé des retards importants dans la mise en place et le développement des cultures.

06 Nov 2009 description

The technical consultative meeting on the ex-post 2008/2009 cereal and food balance sheets and provisional 2009/2010 in the CILSS, ECOWAS and UEMOA countries members took place from the 4th to 6th November 2009 in Accra, Ghana. The present press release is published:

- Rainfall in 2009 was highly heterogeneous. In the Central and Eastern Sahel, the rains were late with sporadic dry spells causing delays in crops establishment and development. In the Western Sahel the rains started relatively early without major interruptions.

31 Oct 2009 description

I. EVENEMENTS CLES

- Près de 5 milliard de francs CFA alloués par le CERF au Burkina Faso, Guinée, Mauritanie et Niger

- Mission d'évaluation des besoins post désastres au Sénégal et au Burkina Faso

- 130 projets pour le CAP 2010

- Guinée : Commission d'enquête internationale instaurée par les Nations-Unies

II. CONTEXTE

Les pluies diluviennes qui se sont abattues de juin à octobre 2009 ont provoqué des inondations dévastatrices à travers l'Afrique de l'Ouest. Plus de 200 personnes ont péri dans les intempéries tandis que 770 000 autres ont été affectées.

26 Oct 2009 description

General Context

Pandemic A (H1N1): There is an overall slight decline in the incidence since 4 weeks mainly due to the declining trend in South Africa. Twenty seven (27) countries are now affected in our Region with a total case load of 13,583 and 102 deaths. Floods in West Africa which affected 635,273 people and killed 187 others are subsiding but we continue to monitor the health consequences.

26 Oct 2009 description

Contexte général

Pandémie A (H1N1): Il y a une légère baisse globale de l'incidence depuis 4 semaines due principalement à la baisse de la tendance en Afrique du Sud. Vingt et sept (27) pays sont actuellement touchés dans notre Région avec un total de cas s'élevant à 13 583 et 102 décès. Les inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest qui ont touché 635 273 personnes et tué 187 autres ont cessé mais nous continuons de suivre les conséquences sanitaires.

22 Oct 2009 description

Accra, October 22, 2009: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) donated relief items to more than 5,000 people in the West Mamprusi and Kpandai districts of the Northern Region yesterday.

The donated items include two insecticide treated nets, two plastic mats, two blankets, and one lantern each for 1,000 households. The U.S. President's Malaria Initiative provided an additional 10,000 courses of Artesunate-Amodiaquine, Ghana's first-line drug for malaria treatment, to benefit people in the districts.

20 Oct 2009 description

Executive summary

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.

19 Oct 2009 description

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%;

Appeal history:

- 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.

12 Oct 2009 description

Executive summary

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 …

30 Sep 2009 description
report World Bank

The Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change study (EACC) will inform the international community's efforts to provide new and additional resources to developing countries through a better understanding of the global costs of adapting to climate change. It will also help decision makers at the national level to better cost, prioritize, sequence and integrate robust adaptation strategies into their development plans and budgets.

Why Ghana?

Climate change is affecting Ghana's population by disrupting agricultural systems, flooding coastal areas and lowering water levels around …

30 Sep 2009 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)

25 Sep 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10863

Sixty-fourth General Assembly GA/10863
Plenary
7th & 8th Meetings (AM & PM)

In Recorded Vote, Member States Block Address by President of Madagascar

Championing their struggle to rebuild strife-torn nations and secure peace and long-term development, several leaders of the global South today appealed to the General Assembly for broad support to help them staunch terrorism, further entrench democracy and ensure that hard-won electoral gains would not be lost.

24 Sep 2009 description

Contexte général

Pandémie A (H1N1): Le nombre des cas confirmés dans notre Région était de 12 216 avec 69 décès au 22 septembre 2009. En Afrique du Sud, l'Institut National pour les Maladies Transmissibles a notifié 11 545 cas confirmés et 59 décès. Les inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest retiennent toujours l'attention de la communauté Humanitaire avec actuellement plus de 635 273 personnes sinistrées et environs 187 morts depuis les trois derniers mois.

23 Sep 2009 description
report UN News Service

United Nations agencies are stepping up emergency relief efforts in West Africa where severe flooding has affected 600,000 people, damaging infrastructure, schools and hospitals, inundating large swathes of farmland and destroying crops.

Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Senegal are the worst affected countries.

"In Burkina Faso UN agencies and their NGO (non-governmental organization) partners have launched a flash appeal for $18.4 million to respond to the flood emergency.

23 Sep 2009 description
report UN News Service

Les agences des Nations Unies ont accru leur assistance d'urgence en Afrique de l'Ouest o=F9 de graves inondations ont affecté 600.000 personnes, endommageant les infrastructures, les écoles et les hôpitaux, inondant de larges portions de terres arables et détruisant les récoltes.

Le Burkina Faso, le Ghana, la Guinée, le Mali, le Niger et le Sénégal sont parmi les pays les plus affectés, selon le Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA).

« Au Burkina Faso, les agences des Nations Unies et les organisations non gouvernementales (ONG) partenaires ont lancé un …