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28 Dec 2007 description

SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS

- Four French tourists killed in Mauritania

- An anti-tank mine exploded in southern Niger

- The Niger government warns against sabotage acts

- Hostages detained by rebels are to be released on 28 December

- Mali and Guinea make efforts to bring durable solutions to border conflict

- Agricultural production decrease in Cape Verde, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal

- Disarmament launched in Côte d'Ivoire

- Avian flu detected in Benin

- Future opening of an OHCHR office in West Africa

- Dear cost of living cause violent protests in …

21 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 36,634,285 (USD 32,767,696 or EUR 22,202,596) to fund the planned programmes that are to be implemented in 2008-2009.

Current context

The West and Central African zone is a diverse region comprising 24 countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo) and has an estimated population of 350 million people.

A …

10 Dec 2007 description


1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The West Africa region continues to experience the devastating consequences of two decades of complex emergencies and recurrent natural disasters. One of the poorest regions of the world, its problems are compounded by geographical and logistical challenges, such as large expanses of landlocked areas and extremely poor transportation networks. Poverty, the lack of basic social services, and weak governance have all resulted in extreme vulnerability to recurrent disasters, epidemics, violence, insecurity and population displacements.

29 Nov 2007 description

In brief

Appeal history:

- Emergency Appeal launched on 22 July 2005 for CHF 18,243,483 (USD 14,211,607 or EUR 11,642,754) in cash, kind or services to assist 44,400 households (220,000 beneficiaries) - in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania and Niger - for six months.

- A Revised Plan of Action, issued on 7 August 2005, specified assistance to 76,571 households (532,000 beneficiaries) over a six months period.

- Operation Update no. 1 was issued on 27 August 2005.

- Operation Update no. 2 was issued on 25 October 2005.

- Operation Update no.

19 Nov 2007 description

SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS

- A land conflict makes at least five deaths on the Mali-Guinea border

- Insecurity in Northern Mali and Northern Niger worries ECOWAS

- Cereal price increase is a threat to food security in West Africa

- Cholera is dwindling in Senegal and Guinea

- Signature of an agreement between Mauritania, Senegal and UNHCR for the repatriation of Mauritanian refugees

- Protests against food prices rise make at least one death in Mauritania

- Some three soldiers are killed and four other reported missing in Northern Niger

- 21 Cameroonian military are …

18 Nov 2007 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are 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. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

15 Nov 2007 description

FAITS MARQUANTS

- Un conflit foncier fait au moins cinq morts à la frontière Mali-Guinée

- La situation sécuritaire au nord Mali et nord Niger préoccupe la CEDEAO

- La flambée des prix des céréales menace la sécurité alimentaire en Afrique de l'ouest

- Le cholera en baisse au Sénégal et en Guinée

- Signature d'un accord entre la Mauritanie, le Sénégal et le HCR pour le rapatriement des réfugiés Mauritaniens

- Des manifestations contre la cherté de la vie font au moins 1 mort en Mauritanie

- Au moins trois soldats auraient été tués et quatre autres portés …

30 Oct 2007 description

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, Nigeria, Togo, Sierra Leone, Benin, Ghana and Guinea)(1) .

19 Oct 2007 description

FAITS MARQUANTS

Plus de 800 000 personnes sont affectées par les inondations en Afrique de l'Ouest.

17 Oct 2007 description

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) .

15 Oct 2007 description

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.

14 Oct 2007 description

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.

12 Oct 2007 description

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.

In brief

Programme summary: By the end of 2006, the following humanitarian challenges related to protection and population movements were met in West …

11 Oct 2007 description

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).

09 Oct 2007 description
report UN Children's Fund

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.

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04 Oct 2007 description

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

Highlights

So far Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Togo have requested international assistance.

30 Sep 2007 description

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.