Central African Republic: Floods - Aug 2012
From the end of August and into September 2012, continuous rain accompanied by strong winds led to localized floods in several places in the Central African Republic, which damaged and destroyed houses, property and livelihoods. 13,700 people were affected. (IFRC, 2 Apr 2013)
GLIDE n° FL-2012-000164-CAF
Summary: CHF 298,830 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 27 September 2012 to support the Central Africa Republic Red Cross in delivering assistance to some 2,740 families (13,700 beneficiaries).
Average to good harvests, with slight delays
• In line with seasonal trends, acute food insecurity is at its lowest level of the year.
• Though delayed by a few weeks in certain surplus-production areas, in general, July-December harvests are expected to be average to good.
• In Vakaga, the Ouandja River broke its banks in August, causing damage to rainfed crops along the river. More information is needed to understand the food security impacts.
The Central African Republic (CAR) is facing one of the most silent and forgotten emergencies in the world. This ongoing chronic crisis has substantial humanitarian repercussions that increase the population‘s vulnerability. This chronic vulnerability varies in intensity by region and is exacerbated by minimal access to basic social services, presence of destabilizing armed actors and frequency of localized natural disasters.
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FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Above average rains during the current season benefit crops
Inflation expected to increase in 2012
Continued civil insecurity and recent floods exacerbate food insecurity
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This week, renewed violence between Arakan Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims took place in Rahkin state in Myanmar, affecting an estimated 28,000 people. Sectarian violence between the two communities in June already left more than 75,000 people displaced. Despite a four-day truce that was supposed to come into effect on Friday 26 October, fighting has continued in Damascus province, Aleppo, Idlib, Daara and Deir Ezzor in Syria. The number of flood-affected people in Chad has risen to 700,000, up from 445,000 in September, with 16 of the country’s 22 regions affected.
22/10/2012 - There are more than 65,000 internally displaced people in the Central African Republic (CAR) in urgent need of life-saving assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The on-going conflicts in the country and the wider region and severe flooding have forced these people to flee their villages and homes.
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Since 2007 the number of affected people by floods in West Africa is increasing.
In 2012, heavy rainfalls resulted into widespread floods affecting more than 3 million people in West and Central Africa, especially in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Senegal.
A large part of the affected people are already highly vulnerable due to the Food Security and Nutrition Crisis in the Sahel.
- Repatriation of former FPR rebels to Chad
- Heavy rains leave people homeless
- CAR 2013 Consolidated Appeal Process
- Rapatriement d’anciens rebelles du FPR au Tchad
- Des pluies diluviennes laissent des sans abri
- Processus d’Appel Consolidé 2013 pour la RCA
Summary: CHF 298,830 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Central African Republic Red Cross in delivering immediate assistance to some 13,700 beneficiaries (2,740 families). Un-earmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.
Plus de 1,5 million de personnes victimes des inondations dans 13 pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre
On estime au 15 septembre à 340 le nombre de décès, principalement au Nigeria et au Niger
Plus de 1,5 million de personnes victimes des inondations
More than 1.5 million people affected by floods in 13 countries from West and Central Africa
As of 15 September the number of deaths is estimated at 340, mainly in Niger and Nigeria
More than 1.5 million people affected by the floods
According to data collected to date, more than one and a half million people were affected by heavy rains that fell on West and Central Africa the months of July and August 2012. Niger, Chad, Senegal and Nigeria together account for more than 90 per cent of identified affected people.