Gambia: Floods - Sep 2012
Floods and windstorms affected nearly 34,000 people in The Gambia during the rainy season between September and October 2012. Almost 20% of the affected population were displaced (7,745 people) while 13 people were reported to have died either through drowning or by collapsed structures. With the end of rainy season, no additional communities were affected by flooding, and as floods receded in November, most people were working to rebuild their homes and move back. (UNICEF, 30 Nov 2012)
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Most read reports
- West and Central Africa: Floods situation (as of 15 Oct 2012)
- Overview: Impact of floods - West and Central Africa, 15 September 2012
- West Africa: Flood Affected Area (2012-09-15)
- West and Central Africa: Floods impact profile (as of 09 Oct 2012)
- Sahel 2012: Cluster Strategic Indicators/Sector Performance Indicators, September 2012
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.
Cluster Strategic Indicators: Food assistance - Period: September 2012 - WFP Sahel response
Sector Performance Indicators: Agriculture - Period: January - September 2012 - FAO Sahel response
Cluster Strategic Indicators: Nutrition - Period: January - September 2012
Cluster Strategic Indicators: WASH - Period: January - September 2012
Nutrition Crisis More than 576,000 (out of 1.1 million target of estimated SAM caseload) have already been reached with therapeutic care for treatment of SAM. Even though the lean season is now over, and the worse of the crisis has been weathered due to the emergency response and government action, the impact on vulnerable households remains a key concern.
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.
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.