Guinea-Bissau: Severe Local Storm - Jun 2018
On 27 June 2018 at around 4 p.m., Guinea Bissau was hit by violent winds of 80 km to 120 km/h, (according to the National Meteorological Agency). The storm caused the destruction of hundreds of houses, social infrastructures (schools, hospitals, roads, etc.). In Bissau the capital, about 2,000 families were affected, and 420 houses were destroyed. Three (3) deaths were also reported. Approximately 800 people were displaced in other regions. The most affected areas are: Bissau, specifically, the districts of Antula, Militar, Bor, Bairro Reno, Cuntum and Praca, and the regions of Bubaque, Bolama, Biombo, Oio and Sao Domingos. (IFRC, 10 Jul 2018)
As of 23 August, the findings of the Civil Protection/Red-Cross/UN joint assessment confirm the first needs analysis of the National Society described in the DREF’s EPoA: food, support to water treatment and storage, awareness-raising to sanitation and hygiene, household items, Shelter materials... According to the assessment conducted by the RCSGB, 115 (one hundred fifteen) houses have been destroyed (are in uninhabitable state), with Antula and Djolo- GabuZinho being the most affected districts, and 221 houses have been damaged. (IFRC, 23 Aug 2018)
Most read reports
- Guinea Bissau: recovering from the storm
- Guinea Bissau: Storm Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF n° MDRGW003 Operation update 2; 31 October 2018
- WFP Guinea-Bissau Country Brief, June 2018
- WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 27: 30 June - 6 July 2018 (Data as reported by 17:00; 06 June 2018)
- WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 28: 7 - 13 July (Data as reported by 17:00; 13 July 2018)
Summary of major revisions made to the emergency plan of action:
By Moustapha Diallo, IFRC
Under heavy rain, Ica Lopes Da Silva, accompanied by her son Julio Cesar, tries to carry, towards a rented tricycle motorbike, the items she has just received from the Red Cross of Guinea Bissau. The 53-year-old woman lives with disability but insists she has to participate in the offloading and loading exercise. It took lengthy negotiations by Red Cross volunteers to dissuade and spare her from this difficult task.
“This is nothing compared to what I have experienced,” she said.
Summary of the revisions to the Emergency Plan of Action:
In the week of July 9, following the launch of the DREF, an assessment team was deployed in Guinea Bissau to support the Red Cross Society of Guinea Bissau (CRGB) in the kick-off and supervision of the operation. The main objectives of the mission were to:
Revise needs assessment tools and processes (in the sectors covered by the DREF and other sectors, if necessary) and facilitate the collection of additional data required.
303.2 mt of food assistance distributed
US$4.5 m six months (June-November 2018) net funding requirements, representing 23% of total
174,059 people assisted in June 2018
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