Senegal: Floods - Aug 2012
Starting with the beginning of the rainy season in July 2012, torrential rains caused local flooding in several areas of Senegal, including St. Louis (North), Bambey (center) and the capital Dakar. After heavy rains on 26 Aug, the Government launched an emergency plan. Over 6,500 houses were destroyed and more than 5,000 families were displaced. The flooding also contaminated 7,700 drinking water sources. (OCHA, 15 Sep 2012)
As of 15 Oct, the majority of displaced people had been able to return to their homes (OCHA, 15 Oct 2012).
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- West and Central Africa: Floods situation (as of 15 Oct 2012)
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- Overview: Impact of floods - West and Central Africa, 15 September 2012
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- West and Central Africa: Floods impact profile (as of 09 Oct 2012)
Since 2005, flooding has become a recurring problem in Dakar during the rainy season, especially in the Pikine Irrégulier Sud neighborhood, where poverty and unsanitary conditions give cause for concern and hold back the significant economic development potential of this community. This multi-component project aims to reduce this vulnerability
Extreme vulnerability exacerbated by climate change
Depuis 2005, les inondations sont devenues un problème récurrent à Dakar en saison des pluies, en particulier dans le quartier Pikine Irrégulier Sud, où les conditions de pauvreté et d’insalubrité sont devenues préoccupantes et freinent le potentiel de développement économique important de cette population. Ce projet aux multiples composantes a pour objectif de réduire cette vulnérabilité.
Une extrême vulnérabilité aggravée par le dérèglement climatique
INTRODUCTION À LA SÉRIE D’ÉTUDES DE CAS
INTRODUCTION TO CASE STUDIES SERIES
$4 million in grants will strengthen resilience
For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 10, 2014
DAKAR – In response to needs identified by the Government of Senegal and its partners, and in line with the United Nations Strategic Response Plan, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $4 million (1.9 billion francs CFA) to assist the most food insecure in Senegal who have suffered from the effects of a poor agricultural campaign in 2013-2014.
NEEDS REMAIN HIGH
Food security and nutrition in the Sahel have improved somewhat since the acute crisis in 2012, following better rains and harvests. However, the effects of the recent crisis are not so quickly erased.
DAKAR/NIAMEY, 13 June 2013 (IRIN) - West African and Sahel countries are setting up measures to minimize flood damage as the annual rainy season approaches. The African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD) in a seasonal weather outlook says near-average or above-average rainfall is likely over the western Sahel, which stretches across Mauritania, Senegal and western and central Niger.
Snapshot 27 May – 03 June
In Syria, the government military continued its offensive on opposition-controlled Qusayr, a strategic city in Homs province connecting the capital to the Mediterranean coast. Humanitarian agencies expressed alarm over the fate of thousands of civilians still trapped in the city. The UN estimates that over 6.8 million people are in need of humanitarian aid in Syria. While an estimated 5 million people are internally displaced, the number of Syrians registered or awaiting registration in host countries has surpassed 1.6 million.
6.8 million people are in need in of humanitarian assistance in Syria and the UNHCR has defined the crisis as the worst humanitarian disaster since the end of the cold war. 4.25 million people are displaced and over 1.3 million people have fled into neighbouring countries. Fierce fighting continues across the country and cross-border shelling into Lebanon has intensified over the last days.
16 April 2013 – Stretching from Dakar to Djibouti, a United Nations-backed programme dubbed the ‘Great Green Wall’ brings together 11 countries to plant trees across Africa to literally hold back the Sahara desert with a swathe of greenery, lessen the effects of desertification and improve the lives and livelihoods of communities.
Heavy fighting continued across Syria over the past week with increased fighting in the capital Damascus. Fierce fighting was reported from the eastern and north-eastern areas of the capital, as well as the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp and Qadam district. The month of March was the deadliest in Syria's two-year conflict, with more than 6,000 people killed. The number of Syrian refugees continued to rise, amounting to a total of 1,230,822 as of 2 April, according to UNHCR.
On 6 March at least 27 people were killed in a standoff between approximately 200 members of the Royal Sulu Army, an armed Islamic group from the southern Philippines who have occupied the Sabah region in Malaysia since 9 February, and the Government of Malaysia.
In Syria, intense fighting was reported in Raqqa, Homs and Quneitra. The number of Syrian refugees continued to rise, amounting to a total of 1,086,975 as of 11 March.
Clashes and violence escalated during the past week in Bangladesh, following the sentencing to death of a senior Islamist leader, marking the bloodiest bout of violence since the country’s independence four decades ago.
Continuous rains have caused floods in Agusan del Sur in the Province of Pampanga in the Philippines. Some 49,073 persons were affected as of 27 February.
Tropical Depression “Crising” made landfall on the southern tip of Davao del Sur, Philippines, on 19 February moving northwest towards southern Palawan and affecting 262,880 people.
The south-west coast of Madagascar was hit by Tropical Cyclone “Haruna” on 22 February as a Category 2 Tropical Cyclone with wind speeds of 154 km/h to 177 km/h and heavy rains. According to OCHA, as of 23 February 7,330 people were displaced and 10 people were killed. Initial assessments indicate severe damage to houses and infrastructure.
In Syria, insurgents heightened their offensive to capture airports and air bases in Aleppo, leading to intense fighting across the province. In eastern Syria, rebels captured the town al-Shaddadeh after three days of fighting that left 130 people dead and forced some 40,000 people to flee the town. The number of Syrian refugees continued to rise, amounting to a total of 830,675, an increase of around 38,500 newly registered refugees or individuals awaiting registration in a week.
The total number of children admitted for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in Senegal was 13,628 in 2012. This figure represents 68% of the UNICEF and sectoral target of 20,000.
A monitoring and reporting mechanism was successfully negotiated with the MoH and with the medical regions early in the response, providing weekly data updates.
The number of dead from the Syria conflict continues to rise after new clashes across the country. Two days of severe fighting on 30-31 January in the province of Idlib left 47 people dead. The offensive by the Syrian army against opposition strongholds has continued with attacks and fresh clashes in Southern Damascus, Aleppo, and the city of Homs. The number of Syrian refugees continued to rise over the past week, amounting to a total of 733,196.
- Reprise des hostilités au Mali provoquant un afflux de personnes déplacées dans un contexte restant difficile pour les populations déjà affectées (nord du pays, déplacés , réfugiés)
- Malgré de bonnes récoltes, les prix du mil demeurent élevés au Sahel
- Persistance de situations d’insécurité alimentaire provoquées par la crise de 2011-2012 à cause des catastrophes naturelles, des taux élevés de malnutrition et des prix encore élevés pour les ménages les plus pauvres au Sahel
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