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30 Apr 2010 description

This report covers the period 1/January/2009 to 31/December/2009.

Programme(s) summary: The West Coast Regional Representation worked in close collaboration with partners to support West Coast National Societies in the implementation of activities towards improving the lives of the vulnerable population in the region and also enhancing these National Societies' development.

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.

01 Oct 2009 description
report AlertNet

Written by: Laurie Goering

LONDON (AlertNet) - Low-lying Asian nations from Bangladesh to Vietnam have long been thought the most vulnerable to damage if climate change brings rising seas and worsening storm surges.

But a range of major coastal cities in Africa - particularly Lagos and Alexandria - may also bear the brunt of climate-related changes over the next century, according to a report by the Centre for Global Development .

The think tank's study, which projects the vulnerability of coastal populations to …

25 Sep 2009 description
report UN General Assembly


Sixty-fourth General Assembly GA/10863
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.

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.

17 Sep 2009 description
report AlertNet

Written by: George Fominyen

DAKAR (AlertNet)- Heavy flooding has displaced over half a million people and killed over 100 in West Africa since the start of the rainy season in June, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said.

A vast multi-agency effort is underway in the region to provide relief including shelter, food, water and proper hygiene conditions for the homeless and most vulnerable .

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.

08 Sep 2009 description
report IRIN

GENEVA, 8 September 2009 (IRIN) - Climate scientists describe Africa as an information "black hole". The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) notes that there are only 744 weather stations, but only a quarter of them are of international standard; at least 3,000, evenly spaced across the continent, are needed, with another 1,000 in densely populated areas; ideally, Africa should have at least 10,000 stations.

The need for better weather information is clear - last week, floods inundated West Africa, dislocating 250,000 people; a quarter of the normal annual rainfall was …

28 Jul 2009 description
report ECOWAS

N=B0: 075/2009

28 July 2009 [Abidjan - Cote d' Ivoire]

The ECOWAS Commission has presented a cheque for 75 million FCFA to the Ivorian Government to enable it take assist the victims of the recent floods in Abidjan, which claimed over twenty lives and resulted in substantial damages to property.

The cheque was handed to the Minister for African Integration and Spokesperson for the Government, Mr. Amadou KONE, by the ECOWAS Commissioner for Human Development and Gender, Dr Adrienne Diop.

28 Jul 2009 description
report ECOWAS

N°: 043/2009

28 juillet 2009 [Abidjan - Cote d' Ivoire]

La Commission de la CEDEAO a remis un chèque de 75 millions F CFA au Gouvernement Ivoirien suite aux récentes inondations survenues à Abidjan et qui ont fait plus d'une vingtaine de morts et causé d'importants dégâts matériels.

Ce chèque a été remis au Ministre de l'Intégration Africaine, Porte-parole du Gouvernement, M. Amadou KONE, par la Commissaire du Développement Humain et Genre de la Commission de la CEDEAO, Dr. Adrienne Y. DIOP.