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30 Nov 2013 description

Period covered by this Final Report: 16 December 2011 to 30 July 2013.

Appeal target (current): CHF 2,093,813

Appeal coverage: 90%;

Appeal history:

· Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) of CHF 113,532 was allocated on 16 December 2011 to support Burkina Faso Red Cross (BRCS) to assist 5,500 beneficiaries with two months’ worth of food vouchers in Tin Akoff in the province of Oudalan in the Sahel region.

02 Aug 2013 description
report The Guardian

Those displaced by climate change are not granted refugee status or protection. Their plight should not be overlooked

Migration has always been a way of life in the Sahel, an arid belt of land that stretches across Africa just south of the Sahara. Many of the region's 100 million inhabitants lived for millennia as nomadic pastoralists who moved with their herds in search of water and pasture.

18 Mar 2013 description

Period covered by this Ops Update:

This Operation Update covers the period from December 2012 to February 2013 and announces a timeframe extension of four months to July in order to finalize activities that have been delayed. The final report will be made available by the end of October 2013.

Appeal target: CHF 2,093,612

Appeal coverage: 90% 82% as of 1/2013

Appeal history:

23 Jan 2013 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. Dans une lettre datée du 20 décembre 2010 (S/2010/661), le Président du Conseil de sécurité m’a informé que les membres du Conseil avaient décidé de proroger le mandat du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest (UNOWA) jusqu’au 31 décembre 2013 et m’a demandé de faire rapport tous les six mois sur l’exécution du mandat révisé du Bureau.

23 Jan 2013 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1 . In a letter dated 20 December 2010 (S/2010/661), the President of the Security Council informed me that the members of the Council had agreed to extend the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) until 31 December 2013 and requested me to report on the implementation of the revised mandate of UNOWA every six months.

02 Jan 2013 description
report World Bank


  • 19 million people remain affected by the food and nutrition crisis in West Africa’s Sahel region due to a combination of drought, poor accessibility to food, high grain prices, environmental degradation and displacement due to conflict. The effects of the drought continue to impact the following number of people per country:
    Burkina Faso 2.8
    Chad 3.6
    Mali 4.9
    Mauritania 700,000
    Niger 6.4
    Nigeria 100,000
    Senegal 739,000
    West Africa food security situation (with flooding shown):

26 Dec 2012 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, December 20, 2012 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$93.41 million to support the government of Burkina Faso’s rural development and sustainable land and forestry management programs.

The financing package includes a US$70 million grant from the International Development Association, (IDA)*, the Bank’s fund for the world’s poorest countries, and a fully blended grant of US$7.41 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Trust Fund. The Government will provide US$8 million and beneficiaries will invest another US$8 million.

13 Dec 2012 description

WFP’s response to the food crisis in the Sahel

Drought in the Sahel region of West Africa brought hunger to millions for the third time in seven years.
The harvest has started in most areas and crop prospects are overall favorable. Neverthe-less, communities remain weakened after months of hardship during a lean season that was longer and more difficult than usual.

During the lean season when needs were greatest, WFP supported between five and six mil-lion people each month through nutrition and food security activities.

04 Dec 2012 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal now seeks CHF 2,093,612 in cash, kind, or services to support the Burkina Faso Red Cross Society (BRCS) in delivering assistance to 105,000 beneficiaries (17,500 households) for a total duration of 12 months. The operation will be completed by the end of March 2013; the final report will be available by the end of June 2013 (three months after the end of the operation).

30 Nov 2012 description

Les acteurs humanitaires font également face aux conséquences des inondations qui sont venues s’ajouter à la crise alimentaire et nutritionnelle et à la crise de déplacement provoquée par l’afflux de réfugiés maliens au Burkina Faso.

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.

16 Sep 2012 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 16 septembre 2012 (IRIN) - Une mousson active et des températures supérieures aux normales saisonnières ont entraîné de fortes précipitations et des crues éclair dans toute l'Afrique de l'Ouest et le Sahel pendant la saison des pluies de cette année. Des centaines de personnes sont décédées, des centaines de milliers de personnes ont été déplacées et des fermes ont été dévastées dans certains pays déjà touchés par une grave sécheresse et d'inquiétantes pénuries alimentaires.

15 Sep 2012 description


  • 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

15 Sep 2012 description


  • 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.

14 Sep 2012 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 14 September 2012 (IRIN) - An active monsoon and above normal temperatures triggered heavy downpours and flash floods during this year’s rainy season across West Africa and the Sahel, killing hundreds of people, displacing hundreds of thousands more and devastating farms in some of the countries already hit by a severe drought and acute food shortages.