Mali: Floods - Jun 2017
More than 7,000 people have been affected by the floods since the beginning of the rainy season this year in Mali, mostly in the north. Many victims have seen their houses destroyed or damaged. In addition, the provisional flood report is particularly burdensome for pastoralist communities with more than 26,000 livestock lost to date. The most affected region is Timbuktu, which alone accounts for more than two thirds of the victims and almost all the losses of livestock recorded.
The authorities, with the support of United Nations humanitarian partners and NGOs, have begun providing disaster relief to meet identified needs for food, basic necessities, shelter kits, purifying products, water, health and nutrition, among others. Humanitarian partners also supported the destruction of the carcasses of dead animals to avoid water contamination and also to assess needs and support livestock replenishment, where appropriate. Nonetheless, the response has been slowed down in some areas due to insecurity. (OCHA, 31 Jul 2017)
As of 14 August, OCHA reported that there were 400 destroyed and 300 damaged houses. (OCHA, 14 Aug 2017)
On 24 August, the United Nations Police (UNPOL) in Gao officially handed over 6 water pumps to Gao's civil protection officers. The largest water pump is capable of delivering 550 liters of water per minute. All these motor pumps will, therefore, be useful to cope with flooding. (MINUSMA, 24 Aug 2017)
More than 11,000 people have been affected by floods since the beginning of the rainy season in June, primarily in the north. As of 27 September, 3 deaths have been reported (Segou region), more than 1,200 houses destroyed and over 500 damaged. Pastoral communities have been particularly affected, with 26,000 animals lost—an extreme increase from 1,352 in 2016. The Timbuktu region has suffered the greatest impact, with two thirds of the overall number of affected people and almost all of the lost animals. (OCHA, 18 OctSep 2017)
The West and Central Africa region has experienced severe flooding in the 2017 rainy season, causing significant material and human casualties. A combination of swollen rivers and high impact incidents has led to destruction of infrastructure and agricultural assets, population displacement, and complications for access and relief assistance.
Despite average rainfall over East Africa, risk of flooding remains high in Sudan and Ethiopia
Africa Weather Hazards
and below-normal rainfall in August and early September has produced moderate to large moisture deficits in parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana.
Below-average rain over the past three months has resulted in poor ground conditions in the Western Cape province of South Africa.
Plus de 11 000 personnes ont été touchées par des inondations principalement dans le nord du pays depuis le début de la saison des pluies en juin. 3 cas de décès ont été constatés , plus de 1 200 maisons sont détruites et envrion 500 autres sont endommagées. Les communautés pastorales ont été particulièrement touchées avec plus de 26 000 animaux perdus à ce jour.
Les deux tiers du nombre total de personnes affectées ainsi que le plus grand effectif de bétails perdus sont enregistrés dans la région de Tombouctou.
More than 11,000 people have been affected by floods primarily in the north of the country since the beginning of the rainy season in June 2017.
3 cases of death have been reported. More than 1,200 houses were destroyed and more than 500 damaged.
Pastoral communities have particularly been affected with 26,000 animals lost so far. The most affected region is Timbuktu with two thirds of the overall number of affected people and almost 100% of the lost animals.
Below-average rain recorded in West Africa, while above-average rain persists over Eastern Africa
Inconsistent and below-normal rainfall since mid-August has increased moisture deficits and led to abnormal dryness for parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana.
Recent heavy rains have caused the Niger and Benue Rivers in Nigeria to flood. Reports indicate that 100,000 people were displaced by flooding and many crops have been destroyed. Continued rain will keep rivers high.
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River flooding and above-average rainfall continue in Nigeria and Sudan
Africa Weather Hazards
Since early August, above-average seasonal rainfall caused flooding in some areas. With well above-average moisture conditions, additional rain in September may trigger flooding in parts of Senegal,
The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.
L’insécurité liée aux conflits intercommunautaires, à la criminalité et aux attaques asymétriques des terroristes continue d’influencer l’accès humanitaire dans la région. Le déplacement de 1 117 ménages de Kidal vers Gao suite aux affrontements a été enregistré (Ansongo, Talataye: 319, Bourem: 285, Gao: 303). En plus 210 ménages ont été sinistrés suite aux inondations à Hudbert dans le cercle de Bourem.
UN imposes sanctions following recent attack on UN peacekeepers
Food security conditions deteriorate during Mali’s lean season
USG provides nearly $47.6 million to date in FY 2017 funding for relief assistance
KEY DEVELOPMENTS ￼
La Police des Nations Unies (UNPOL) à Gao a procédé, ce 24 août, à la remise officielle de six motopompes aux agents de la protection civile de Gao. La cérémonie a eu lieu dans les locaux de la Direction régionale de la protection civile.
Plus de 7 000 personnes ont été touchées par des inondations principalement dans le nord du pays depuis le début de la saison des pluies en juin. Plus de 400 maisons ont été détruites et plus de 300 autres ont été endommagées. Les communautés pastorales ont été particulièrement touchées avec plus de 26 000 animaux perdus à ce jour. Les deux tiers du nombre total de personnes touchées ainsi que le plus grand effectif de bétails perdus sont enregistrés dans la région de Tombouctou.
More than 7,000 people have been affected by floods primarily in the north of the country since the beginning of the rainy season in June 2017.
More than 400 houses were destroyed and more than 300 damaged. Pastoral communities have particularly been affected with 26,000 animals lost so far. The most affected region is Timbuktu with two thirds of the overall number of affected people and almost 100% the lost animals.
- Inondations : plus de 7000 personnes touchées
- Milliers de déplacés en raison des violences
- Tendance à la hausse des incidents limitant l’accès humanitaire
- Révision à la hausse de l’appel de fonds pour répondre aux besoins humanitaires au Mali en 2017
Mali continues to face a volatile security situation amid growing threats of terrorism, criminality and intercommunity tensions in the northern and central regions.
Populations face important protection risks amid limited access to public services, documentation, shelter, water, education and food security.
Despite significant obstacles, the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Accord advances slowly in order to re-establish peace and security in the region.
Atypical coping strategies employed along the riverine regions of Gao, Timbuktu, and the Niger Delta
Near Term: June - September 2017
Medium Term: October 2017 - January 2018
Continued heavy rainfall causes flooding in Sudan and Nigeria
The villages of Gossi and Ouinerden (Rharous area, Timbuktu region) have been affected by heavy rainfall that caused flash flooding. According to local rapid assessments, the floods resulted in damage to shelter and property, loss of foodstuff and the death of thousands of livestock. The risk of water-borne disease outbreak is high after water points were contaminated by animal corpses. The flash floods are putting further stress on an already vulnerable community that has been affected by food insecurity and a pastoral crisis.