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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GLIDE n° OT-2012-00046-GMB
6-month summary update
Period covered by this Ops Update: June to November 2012 (cumulative narrative and financial). The emergency appeal has been extended by one month bringing the timeframe to 9 months instead of 8 to enable the completion of planned activities. The date for the submission of the final report remains unchanged and will be available at the end of March 2013.
Appeal target (current): CHF 1,100,051.
Appeal coverage: 64% (excluding DREF allocation of CHF 185,974)
As of 4th October, the total population affected by floods and windstorms stands at nearly 34,018, of which 7,007 are children under five years. Almost 20% of the affected households were displaced (7,745 people) while 13 people were reported dead.
Food assistance, shelter and support to WASH continue to be among the immediate needs of the affected population.
De bonnes perspectives des récoltes au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest dans un contexte marqué par des taux de malnutrition élevés
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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.
Au cours des 12 derniers mois, plus de 18 millions de personnes ont été exposées à l’insécurité alimentaire dans la région du Sahel en Afrique. La région, qui se compose du Burkina Faso, du Tchad, du Mali, de la Mauritanie, du Sénégal, du Niger et de la Gambie, a connu des précipitations erratiques, des invasions d’insectes et une hausse du prix des denrées alimentaires et du pétrole en plus d’être le théâtre de déplacements de populations liés au conflit.
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.
As of 09 September, nearly 23,000 people were affected by floods and windstorms. Almost 20% of the affected population were displaced (3,857 people) while 10 people were reported to have died. Moreover, the number of people affected is likely to increase, particularly in Banjul and Kanifing municipalities, due to heavy rains in the last week of September.
The key needs include: scaling up of WASH and C4D activities, strengthening health sector disease surveillance system, and providing assistance with food and non-food items.
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.
1) Heavy rains have resulted in fatalities and massive destruction in South Darfur, the northern Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, and Jonglei states of South Sudan. Flooding potential remains as above-average rains are forecast during the next week.
2) Since July, heavy rains causing flooding and inundation along the Niger and Benue Rivers have led to the displacement of thousands of people and many fatalities in eastern Nigeria. Enhanced rainfall forecast could exacerbate the ground conditions.