Plus de 800 000 personnes sont affectées par les inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest.
Floods in West Africa
Around 800,000 people have been affected by floods in 14 countries in West Africa (Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, The Gambia, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, Sierra Leone, Benin, Ghana and Guinea) .
Part I: Operational Requirements and Shortfalls
Overview of the 2007 Programme of Work
As the end of 2007 nears, the number of people the World Food Programme is seeking to support has risen to 83 million. The amount of food assistance required to assist these people is valued at US$3.4 billion. Considering resources mobilized thus far in 2007, the current level of funding falls short by some US$653 million.
Additional resources amounting to approximately US$800 million are required before the end of 2007 to ensure uninterrupted food aid deliveries for ongoing activities.
WEST AFRICA FLOODS
The UN has allocated US $ 3.5 mn emergency response humanitarian assistance to Mali ( $ 1 mn), Ghana ( $ 2.5 mn) and Togo ( $1.4 mn). The grants are from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) created in 2006 by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
In Ghana, the Flash Appeal requests a total amount of US$9,913,136.
This report covers the period of 1 January to 30 June 2007 for 2006-2007 Appeal.
In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.
Programme summary: By the end of 2006, the following humanitarian challenges related to protection and population movements were met in West …
A Two-Year Progress Report
Part I: Executive Summary
Every year, malaria infects more than 500 million people around the world. The burden is highest in Africa, where more than 90 percent of the world's approximately 1 million malaria deaths occur annually. Children in many parts of Africa suffer from malaria about four times each year and it is one of the leading causes of child deaths on the continent, yet the disease is completely preventable and treatable.
The impact of the disease extends far beyond the health of victims.
Scope of floods
Around 800,000 people have been affected by floods in 14 countries in West Africa (Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, The Gambia, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, Sierra Leone, Benin, Ghana and Guinea) (1).
UNICEF IS RESPONDING TO THE NEEDS OF FLOOD-AFFECTED FAMILIES IN GHANA, TOGO AND BURKINA FASO
In Ghana, the UN has committed to respond to 75,000 people in most immediate need, which includes an estimated 15,000 children under the age of five.
In Togo, an estimated 60,000 people have lost their homes and the floods and heavy rains have ruined 10 per cent of the farmland and contaminated boreholes- food shortages and disease are likely to occur in the future.
Latest figures from the Government of Burkina Faso report that up to 93,000 people have been affected by flooding.
Scope of floods
This year, floods have affected around 800,000 people in 13 countries in West Africa (Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, The Gambia, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, Sierra Leone, Benin and Ghana)(1) . The situation is especially worrisome in the following countries: Ghana (over 330,000 affected), Togo (over 120,000 affected), Burkina Faso (over 92,900 affected) and Mali (over 42,000 affected).
Situation and response
So far Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Togo have requested international assistance.
This Emergency Appeal has been revised, and now seeks a total of CHF 2,934,182 (USD 2,505,706 or EUR 1,767,580) in cash, kind, or services to assist 94,825 beneficiaries in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Togo for 6 months.
Given the regional scope of the disaster, the Federation has adjusted this appeal based on a West Africa regional approach. This Appeal Revision focuses on and provides the response plan for Burkina Faso. Other affected countries will be incorporated depending on the extent of needs. Country-specific updates will be made available shortly.
Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and Headquarters.
By Chris Niles
NEW YORK, 25 September 2007 - Four weeks of heavy flooding have taken a damaging toll on countries in West and Central Africa, with hundreds of thousands of people displaced, several hundred killed, and homes and farmland swept away.
UNICEF teams have been effective in distributing immediate emergency supplies such as water-purification tablets and essential medicines to affected areas, but the size of the disaster and its length make it an exceptionally difficult emergency to address.
In its emergency response, UNICEF is focusing in particular on northern Ghana, …
Scope of floods in West Africa
Floods have affected over 600,000 people in 13 countries in West Africa (Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, The Gambia, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Togo, Sierra Leone, Benin and Ghana)(1).
OCHA Situation Report
Les fortes pluies en Afrique de l'Ouest ont causé le déplacement massif de populations, notamment au Togo, au Burkina Faso et au Ghana, a rapporté le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF).
« Il faut souligner qu'au Ghana et au Togo les inondations ont frappé des régions particulièrement pauvres qui ont parmi les pires indicateurs nutritionnels et de santé pour les enfants », indique un communiqué publié à New York.
Cologne/Bobo Dioulasso. Malteser International supports the help for the flood victims in Burkina Faso. "Since Wednesday, paramedics of the Burkinabe Association of the Order of Malta are rescuing sick and injured people from the flood areas and bringing them to health centres and hospitals. Furthermore, they have built four community tents to host the people who had to flee from the floods", Dr.
The British Red Cross is sending relief experts to countries across East and West Africa as it launches its Africa Flood appeal to raise funds to help some of the most vulnerable people caught up in the severe flooding in the region.
More than one million people are affected across countries including Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana, Togo and Burkina Faso. The unusually heavy rains have displaced cattle and destroyed crops leaving whole communities vulnerable and extremely short of food.
OCHA Situation Report