West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
Some 600,000 people were affected by flooding as a result of heavy rains that hit West Africa starting in Jun 2009; 159 people were killed. Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger and Sierra Leone were among the most affected countries. From Mauritania to Nigeria, damages also include destruction of private and public properties, buildings and socio-economic infrastructures such as roads. (OCHA, 8 Sep 2009)
Most read reports
- West Africa - Flood Affected Population - June to September 2009 (as of 24 Sep 2009)
- World: Current Flooding (as of 11 Sep 2009)
- Central Emergency Response Fund - Report of the Secretary-General (A/64/327)
- Floodings and natural disasters, challenges for West and Central Africa
- International cooperation on humanitarian assistance in the field of natural disasters, from relief to development - Report of the UN SG (A/64/331)
Inondations urbaines à Dakar 2009
Recurrent flooding is one of the most serious problems that Senegal has been facing over the last years, making it a serious concern for the Government. At the end of August 2009, heavy rainfall once again caused serious flooding in Senegal, particularly in Dakar but also in the rest of the country. The flooding was not caused by exceptionally heavy rainfall but rather due to unfavorable existing conditions and the lack of a functioning stormwater drainage system. According to Government figures about 360,000 people were directly affected.
- L'insécurité alimentaire modérée au nord?est s'améliore progressivement (Figure 1) avec la disponibilité des nouvelles récoltes, supérieures à la normale, et par conséquent une baisse des prix des céréales sur les marchés.
- La satisfaction des besoins alimentaires de la majorité des ménages pauvres sur la période octobre - mars ne dépendra pas de l'assistance alimentaire.
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.
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.
Summary: Since the start of the rainy season, the following fifteen countries have experienced significant flooding (Liberia, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Niger, Gambia, Gabon, Togo, Mali, Central African Republic, Ghana, Benin, Mauritania, Côte d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone and Senegal). Estimates indicated that more than 200,000 people were affected; thousands of families were uprooted from their homes and material losses were considerable. Other floods had caused further damage in Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Public Information Notice (PIN) No. 10/78
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
ABIDJAN, 18 June 2010 (IRIN) - Siaka Traoré, 48, a carpenter and father of four, crouched under a makeshift tent held up by small wooden poles, protecting his eight-month-old baby against the cold wind. He is living in Adjamé, a commercial neighbourhood in the economic capital, Abidjan, after being evicted from his home by the government, and has not yet found suitable lodgings for his family.
"One morning in May we were woken up by bulldozers at our heads. They destroyed our house. I barely had time to scoop up my children's belongings.
Period covered by this Final Report: September 2009 to March 2010.
Appeal target: CHF 2.1m
Final Appeal coverage: 49%;
=B7 This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on a preliminary basis on 9 September 2009 for CHF 2.1m for 6 months to support the Senegal Red Cross Society (SRCS) in delivering assistance to some 25,000 beneficiaries.
=B7 CHF 200,000 was initially allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support regional efforts to prepare and respond.
=B7 Ops Update no.
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No.1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1, and in particular Article 2 and Article 15(3) thereof;
(1) Over the last years, the frequency and severity of natural disasters around the world has increased, in particular floods and storms. Weather-related disasters include slowonset emergencies such as extreme temperatures, drought and water-related diseases such as malaria, cholera and dengue.
GLIDE n=B0 FL-2009-000132GHA
Summary: CHF 101,264 (USD 87,319 or EUR 71,158) was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 11 July, 2009 to support the National Society in delivering assistance to some 1,000 beneficiaries and to replenish disaster preparedness stocks.
A four-day ECOWAS Emergency Management Training Workshop opened in Lome on Tuesday, 18th May 2010 with a call to participants to be committed and ready for deployment on humanitarian missions in Member States when the need arises.
The ECOWAS Director of Humanitarian Affairs, Dr. Daniel Eklu, made the call at the opening of the organization's emergency management training workshop for managers and specialists on Tuesday, 18th May 2010 in Lome, Togo.
mercredi 19 mai 2010
La gestion du relogement des sinistrés du 1er septembre 2009 était au centre de débats en l'Assemblée nationale le 14 mai 2010 suite à une question orale du député Tiemtoré Salifou. A travers cette interpellation au Gouvernement, le député Tiemtoré Salifou voulait avoir une situation nette sur le nombre de parcelles dégagées à ce jour, le bilan de la distribution de matériaux de construction et des difficultés rencontrées.
lundi 17 mai 2010
Le Premier Ministre Tertius Zongo a reçu en audience le 14 mai 2010 une délégation de la Croix-Rouge burkinabè, conduite par la présidente nationale, Bana Ouandaogo. La délégation est venue s'entretenir avec lui de la gestion de la crise née des inondations du 1er septembre 2009 et lui exprimer la reconnaissance et la satisfaction de son organisation pour les efforts qui ont été déployés par le gouvernement pour y faire face et venir en aide aux nombreux sinistrés.
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.
Les états de l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre ont ouvert hier ( le 5 mai), à Praia, une conférence régionale sur les inondations et les catastrophes naturelles visant à améliorer les capacités des pays affectés à répondre à ces désastres qui, chaque année, touchent des milliers de personnes.
Trois jours durant, les techniciens gouvernementaux et des experts en gestion des catastrophes examineront les conséquences des inondations de 2009, établiront des stratégies de réponse pour les prochaines pluies, et aborderont des phénomènes comme l'érosion côtière, les tremblements de …
A regional conference on floods and natural disasters in West and Central African states opened yesterday (5 May) in Praia, Cape Verde. The meeting aims at strengthening national capacities to address these growing phenomena that affect thousands of people every year.
From 5 to 7 May 2010, government experts and natural disaster management specialists will review the consequences of the 2009 flooding season in the region, map out strategies for the coming rains, and discuss coastal erosion, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other natural disasters.
Du 28 au 30 avril 2010, le Département Solidarité et Partage(DSP) de l'OCADES Caritas Burkina a organisé un atelier d'évaluation de la mise en œuvre du projet EA 20/2009 relatif à l'appel d'urgence lancé par le réseau suite aux inondations du 1er septembre 2009.
En plus des responsables DSP des six diocèses où le projet a été exécuté (Ouagadougou, Koupéla, Dédougou, Nouna, Fada N'Gourma et Kaya), il y avait comme participants à l'atelier des responsables des Equipes Paroissiales d'Animation (EPA OCADES), des bénéficiaires et une représentante du SP Conasur …
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.