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31 Aug 2010 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2010 to 30/06/2010.

In brief

Programme outcome: The programmes will contribute to the achievement of the strategic aims of the Strategy 2020, whilst guided by the Johannesburg Commitments the local priorities. As outlined in the 2010-2011 plans, the Disaster Management (DM) programme seeks to provide all possible and relevant support to the 24 National Societies (NS) of the West and Central Africa Sub-Zone.

30 Apr 2010 description

This report covers the period 01/January/2009 to 31/December/2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: The Sahel+ National Societies priorities are guided by the Federation's Global Agenda goals and the Framework for Action. In addition, specific National Society plans also take their roots from Strategy 2010, ARCHI 2010 and the Algiers Plan of Action.

23 Apr 2010 description

BANJUL, 23 April 2010 (IRIN) - Cash-strapped farmers in Gambia are flocking to towns and cities because of erratic rains in 2009 and the fact that a recently reformed system of extending loans to farmers is still not working, say NGOs and farmers.

Farmers told IRIN they were encouraging their children to head to cities to find jobs as their prospects of surviving through agriculture were nil.

"The situation is so bad for me that I have to send one of my sons to Banjul to fend for the family," said Omar Njie, a 61-year-old farmer in the village of Mbollet in the Upper Numi …

25 Jan 2010 description

évènements Clés

=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 …

25 Jan 2010 description

The following bulletin highlights key humanitairan developments and responses between 1 january and 31 December 2009.

Highlights

- 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 …

31 Dec 2009 description

Ce rapport concerne les Etats de l'Afrique de l'Ouest ayant reçu des subventions du Fonds Central d'Intervention d'Urgence des Nations Unies.

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.

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 …

22 Sep 2009 description

This report covers the period 01/01/09 to 30/06/09

In brief

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.

21 Sep 2009 description

Ce rapport de situation est produit par OCHA-ROWA et couvre la période du 11 au 21 septembre 2009.

I. Faits saillants

- Fin de mission UNDAC au Burkina Faso, besoins humanitaires toujours pressants

- Lancement d'un appel d'urgence de plus de 8 milliards FCFA pour le Burkina Faso

- Remises de matériel d'urgence au Sénégal

II.

11 Sep 2009 description

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 …

10 Sep 2009 description
report Cruz Roja Española
  • Las necesidades básicas consisten en el abastecimiento de alimentos, agua potable y saneamiento masivo y el acceso a servicios de salud para la población desplazada.

    - Cruz Roja Española prepara el envío de Unidades de Respuesta en Emergencias especializadas en logística y distribución de ayuda.

    La Federación Internacional de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja ha lanzado un llamamiento de ayuda de 3 millones de euros para asistir a la población damnificada por las inundaciones que sufren 16 países de África central y del oeste.

09 Sep 2009 description

Dakar, le 09 Septembre 2009. Les fortes pluies qui se sont abattues en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre depuis le mois de Juin ont provoqué de graves inondations dans de nombreux pays de la région.