Senegal: Floods - Sep 2016

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On the nights of September 4 and 5, 2016, a heavy rain accompanied by strong winds caused significant material and human damage with a large number of affected people. In the area of St. Louis, it was estimated that there were about 1,313 affected families; especially in the department of Dagana that recorded 5 deaths and 106 injured, and destroyed houses, fields, schools, sleeping materials, household goods (chair, clothing, etc.) and walls. In addition, food stock reserves, poultry and livestock were lost in 4 towns and in the 40 villages mentioned below. (IFRC, 21 Sep 2016)

Recurring floods during the rainy season could affect over 210.000 persons. The provision of hygiene kits and WASH-in-Nut programmes will be essential to avoid a further deterioration of the nutritional situation and to strengthen communities’ resilience. (OCHA, 30 Sep 2016)

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