Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Floods Sep 1988 UNDRO Situation Reports 1 - 2

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UNDRO 88/1827

BURKINA FASO - FLOODS
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 1
2 SEPTEMBER 1988

SITUATION

1. DUE TO UNUSUALLY HEAVY RAINS IN AUGUST, SEVEN PROVINCES OF BURKINA FASO HIT BY FLOODS (BAM, YATENGA, SENO, SOUM, OUDALAN, OUBRITENGA, NAMENTENGA, BAZEGA, HOUET, KENEDOUGOU, COMOE, KADIOGO). 11 PEOPLE REPORTED KILLED. OUT OF TOTAL POPULATION IN AREA (3,471,094), 10,000 PEOPLE AFFECTED OF WHICH 6,000 HOMELESS. OVER 350 HOUSES DESTROYED. HUNDREDS OF TONS OF FOODSTUFF/CROP DAMAGED. NUMEROUS CATTLE KILLED.

NATIONAL RESPONSE

2. RELIEF ACTIONS ORGANIZED AT LEVEL OF PROVINCES INCLUDING ACCOMMODATION OF HOMELESS IN SCHOOLS AND OTHER PUBLIC BUILDINGS, SUPPLY OF FOOD, ESSENTIAL MEDICINES, TENTS, BLANKETS. NATIONAL CEREALS OFFICE STOCKS REQUISITIONED FOR FREE DISTRIBUTION. VEHICLES OF 'NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR STRUGGLE AGAINST DROUGHT' AND AIR FORCE PLANES TRANSPORTING RELIEF GOODS.

3. ALERT AND EMERGENCY INTERVENTION CELL ESTABLISHED UNDER AUTHORITY SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SOCIAL ACTION RESPONSIBLE FOR: - COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF DATA ON FLOODS, - MOBILIZATION AND DELIVERY OF EMERGENCY RELIEF, - FOLLOW-UP OF OPERATIONS ON DISASTER SITES, - CO-ORDINATION OF EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE.

4. ASSISTANCE MOBILIZED: 450 MT OF CEREALES, OIL AND MILK, 1,800 BLANKETS, 500 STRAW MATS, 70 BUNDLES OF SECOND-HAND CLOTHES, 7,000 PILLS CLOROQUINE, 6,000 PILLS NIVAQUINE. GOVERNMENTS OF ALGERIA AND TOGO PROVIDING ONE C 130 PLANE/ONE HELICOPTER FOR TRANSPORT, SCF 2,500 DLRS FOR MATS AND BLANKETS, NGO WORLD RELIEF 3,500 DLRS FOR SURVIVAL ITEMS, NGO CATHWEL 1,000 DLRS AND FOOD.

E M E R G E N C Y A P P E A L

5. IN VIEW SERIOUSNESS SITUATION GOVERNMENT DECIDED TO REQUEST INTERNATIONAL RELIEF ASSISTANCE. ACCORDINGLY, UNDRO HEREBY LAUNCHES ON BEHALF OF UNATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL, INTERNATIONAL APPEAL FOR FOLLOWING EMERGENCY NEEDS:

AAA) 1,500 MT FOOD (GRAINS, MILK, CANNED FOOD, OIL, SUGAR). CEREAL NEEDS WILL PROBABLY BE MET FROM SORGHUM AND MAIZE DONATIONS UNDER DELIVERY PROVIDED BY USA AND GERMANY (FRG) WITHIN FRAMEWORK PREVIOUS DROUGHT FEEDING PROGRAMME. WFP READY TO MAKE AVAILABLE 150 MT FOOD COMMODITIES FROM IN-COUNTRY STOCKS FOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES.

BBB) SURVIVAL ITEMS:
  • 10,000 BLANKETS (AVAILABLE LOCALLY AT FCFA 5,000 - USD 16 EACH)
  • 10,000 STRAW MATS (AVAILABLE LOCALLY AT FCFA 15,000 - USD 48 EACH)
  • 1,000 COLLECTIVE AND/OR INDIVIDUAL TENTS (NOT AVAILABLE LOCALLY)
  • 500 BUNDLES OF SECOND-HAND CLOTHES
  • SOAP
  • FCFA 5,000,000 - USD 16,000 CASH FOR KITCHEN UTENSILS

CCC) MEDICAL SUPPLIES - NEEDS BEING DETERMINED IN CO-OPERATION WITH WHO. MOST MEDICAMENTS AVAILABLE LOCALLY.

DDD) CASH FOR TRANSPORTATION FEES - TO BE SPECIFIED.

6. RELIEF SHIPMENTS SHOULD BE DIRECTED/COMMUNICATED TO: CELLULE D'ALERTE ET D'INTERVENTION D'URGENCE, COMMISSION NATIONALE DE LUTTE CONTRE LES EFFETS DE LA SECHERESSE, SECRETARIAT D'ETAT A L'ACTION SOCIALE, OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA.

7. AUTHORITIES ADVISE THAT NO FOREIGN RELIEF PERSONNEL REQUIRED.

8. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT UNDRO GENEVA TEL: 0041 22 34 60 11 EXT: 3518, METZNER-STRACK. BANKING INSTRUCTIONS FOR DONORS WHO WISH TO MAKE CASH CONTRIBUTIONS THROUGH UNDRO:

LLOYDS BANK
1, PLACE BEL AIR
CH-1211 GENEVA

ACCOUNT NO. 183598-01-10 UNOG TRUST FUND FOR UNDRO WITH MENTION: BURKINA FASO - FLOODS 88

DONORS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM UNDRO DIRECTLY, PREFERABLY BY TELEX (28148 UNDR CH), OF THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS AND CORRESPONDING VALUES.

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UNDRO 88/1987

BURKINA FASO - FLOODS
UNDRO SITUATION REPORT NO. 2
15 SEPTEMBER 1988

SITUATION

1. RAINFALL ABATING.

2. NUMBER OF PEOPLE AFFECTED REACHES 15,000 OF WHOM 10,000 WITHOUT SHELTER.

NEEDS

3. (A) IN VIEW OF CONTRIBUTIONS PLEDGED HITHERTO BY UNICEF, UNDP AND FRANCE, CASH CONTRIBUTIONS STILL REQUIRED FOR LOCAL PURCHASING OF 10,000 BLANKETS/ MATS (BLANKETS 16 US DLR A PIECE MAT 48 US DLR A PIECE) AND OF KITCHEN SETS (15,000 US DLRS)

(B) 1,000 TENTS

(C) USED CLOTHES AND CAKES OF SOAP (3,000 CAKES DONATED SO FAR).

4. FOOD AID AND MEDICAL NEEDS COVERED BY CONTRIBUTIONS PLEDGED BY UNICEF, WFP, WHO, - FRANCE, GERMANY, FED. REP, UNITED STATES, - SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND.

5. EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT FUND CONTRIBUTES TOWARDS TRANSPORT COSTS.

6. DONORS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM UNDRO DIRECTLY, PREFERABLY BY TELEX (28148 UNDR CH), OF THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS AND CORRESPONDING VALUES. CASH CONTRIBUTIONS THROUGH UNDRO SHOULD BE TRANSFERRED TO LLOYDS BANK, 1 PLACE BEL AIR, CH-1211 GENEVA, ACCOUNT NO: 183598-01-10 UNOG TRUST FUND FOR UNDRO WITH MENTION: BURKINA FASO - FLOODS 88.

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