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24 Jul 2013 description

GLIDE n° FL-2012-000174-BEN

Summary: CHF 254,449 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 15 October 2012 to support the Red Cross of Benin in delivering assistance to some 10,000 beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

21 Dec 2012 description

Key points

  • Good crop prospects confirmed by PREGEC

  • Locust situation remains of concern

  • Grain prices in West Africa and on the international market: millet prices remain high but other coarse grain prices are normalizing in West Africa

  • Households whose livelihoods remain affected by the 2011-2012 crisis might face food difficulties in 2013

20 Dec 2012 description
report World Bank

More than 10 million people have been affected by the recent flooding in West Africa. Rainfall has eased across much of the region and clean-up and reconstruction efforts are underway. Nigeria remains the most affected country with 2.3 million people still displaced. There is also renewed flooding in Niger following upstream rains in Guinea. Relief efforts have now shifted to medium and long-term prevention measures.

Response missions to Cameroon, Benin, Niger and Chad were recently completed and a Bank-led impact assessment scoping mission is currently underway in Nigeria.

10 Dec 2012 description

L'Essentiel

 Bonnes perspectives agricoles confirmées par le PREGEC

 Une situation acridienne qui demeure sérieuse

 Tendances sur les marchés internationaux et en Afrique de l’Ouest : prix du mil toujours très élevés et normalisation du prix des autres céréales en Afrique de l’Ouest

 Difficultés alimentaires possibles en 2013 pour les ménages dont les moyens d’existence sont toujours affectés par la crise de 2011-2012

31 Oct 2012 description
report CARE

Interview with Rotimy Djossaya, Country Director of CARE Benin/Togo. He warns that the current floods could cause a food crisis in Benin if the humanitarian community does not provide more assistance to affected communities.

Benin has experienced severe floods in the past month. How is the situation at the moment?

26 Oct 2012 description

26/10/2012 – In response to serious flooding in Benin, Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and Chad since the beginning of the rainy season, the European Commission has committed €1 million of humanitarian funding to over 95,000 of those worst affected.

Much of the funding will go towards providing emergency shelter and basic household items to those who have lost nearly everything. Another significant portion will aim to ensure access to clean water and sanitation, and in doing so limit the risk of epidemics.

26 Oct 2012 description

25 octobre, 2012 – A la suite de graves inondations survenues au Bénin, Cameroun, Niger, Nigéria et Tchad depuis le début de la saison des pluies, la Commission européenne a alloué près d’un million d'euros pour apporter une réponse d’urgence dans les zones les plus affectées.

22 Oct 2012 description
report CARE

Gado Fathi lives in the village of Kompa in Benin, a small country in West Africa. She is an old woman of about 65 years. Before the floods arrived, she lived together with her grandchildren, two boys aged three and five. The two children were her dependents, and she tried to feed them using her crops of seasonal rice, millet, and okra. This agriculture allowed her, barely, to provide for the children’s needs; and she no longer hoped for much else. With the help of her neighbours Gado Fathi had been able to build herself a shelter.

22 Oct 2012 description

(Cotonou / Genève / New York, 20 Octobre 2012) - Nous devons changer notre manière de traiter les crises humanitaires et appuyer les gouvernements pour améliorer la préparation et accroître les capacités et les mécanismes d'adaptation des communautés et des ménages confrontés à des inondations, a déclaré vendredi à Cotonou la Secrétaire générale adjointe aux affaires humanitaires, Valerie Amos.

20 Oct 2012 description

(Cotonou/Geneva/New York, 20 October 2012) We have to change the way we deal with humanitarian crises and support governments to improve preparedness and increase the capacities and coping mechanisms of communities and households faced with floods, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, said on Friday in Cotonou.

19 Oct 2012 description
report Belgian Red Cross

Le gouvernement belge vient de répondre favorablement à une sollicitation de la Croix-Rouge de Belgique et a alloué 53.000€ pour aider la Croix-Rouge du Bénin à apporter une aide d’urgence à plus de 10.000 personnes touchées par de dramatiques inondations et qui ont tout perdu dans le désastre.

Le Fonds de Secours d’Urgence aux Catastrophes (Dref : Disaster Relief Emergency Fund) de la fédération internationale de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, a au total alloué 206.000€ pour cette opération d’urgence.

Durée du projet : trois mois

18 Oct 2012 description
report CARE

Depuis fin août, des inondations frappent le Bénin et ont fait au moins 15 morts. D’après les dernières données obtenues par CARE, près de 51 280 personnes seraient affectées. Le niveau des eaux continue de monter à cause des pluies torrentielles dans le Nord du Bénin. 26 000 hectares de terres de production de riz, de maïs, de millet et d'autres productions vivrières du pays ont déjà été détruits. Les régions touchées sont isolées, les conditions difficiles pour y accéder freinent l’assistance apportée aux populations.

17 Oct 2012 description

WHO: Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: Mission to the Republic of Benin WHEN: 18-19 October 2012 WHERE: Cotonou, with visit to the field Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, is scheduled to arrive on mission in Cotonou in the Republic of Benin on the 18 October. A field visit is planned for Friday 19 October.

Heavy floods have affected the north of Benin and other West African states since the end of August.

15 Oct 2012 description

This operation is launched at the request of Benin Red Cross to provide assistance to 10,000 beneficiaries. The planned support is in the areas of emergency shelter, non-food items, water and sanitation, hygiene promotion and basic health interventions.

15 Oct 2012 description

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.

02 Oct 2012 description
report CARE

October 2, 2012. Heavy floods are currently affecting the north of Benin in West Africa. In the past months, the neighboring Republic of Niger has experienced heavy rains which resulted in flooding of the Niger river – and the water masses have crossed the border into northern Benin, washing away bridges and houses, destroying farmlands and crops.