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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.

14 Sep 2009 description


The current seasonal floods in West Africa are affecting over 350,000 people. With floods reported in Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Benin, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Mali, Liberia and Guinea, the UNITAR Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) supports sister agencies UNICEF and UNOCHA with satellite image derived analyses of the situation. Using satellite imagery from multiple dates, the evolution of flood conditions is monitored and the latest changes on the ground observed.

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 …

09 Sep 2009 description

Dakar, 9 September 2009. The heavy rains that have been lashing West and Central Africa since the month of June have caused serious flooding in many countries in the region.

06 Sep 2009 description

GLIDE n=B0 FL-2009-000170-MRT;
FL-2009-000172-BFA;
FL-2009-000174-NER;
FL-2009-000164-SEN;
FL-2009-000176-MLI;

03 Sep 2009 description

Ce rapport de situation, produit par OCHA-ROWA, vise à donner un aperçu de la situation des inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest à la date 3 septembre 2009. Le prochain rapport vous sera communiqué dans le courant de la semaine du 8 septembre 2009.

I. RESUME

Les pluies diluviennes qui se sont abattues sur l'Afrique de l'Ouest ont eu comme conséquence première des inondations de nombreuses villes. Depuis le 1 septembre 2009, Ouagadougou figure parmi les villes sinistrées avec 150.000 personnes.

21 Aug 2009 description

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%;

Appeal history:

- 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.

15 Jul 2009 description

DAKAR, 15 July 2009 (IRIN) - Heavy rains have caused flooding in Benin, Liberia, Ghana and Gambia since the start of the rainy season in late June according to governments and non-profits.

Higher-than-average rainfall is expected this season in the southern Gulf of Guinea zone, including parts of Ghana, Togo, Benin, Cameroon, Gabon, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Equatorial Guinea and coastal Nigeria said the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

Governments and non-profits are responding to floods in the following countries:

BENIN

Heavy …

31 May 2009 description

Note: Document is 6 pages and includes maps for UNHAS routes in Somalia, Ethiopia, Chad, Central African Republic, West African Coastal Countries, and Sudan
Note: Map production dates vary by map