Senegal

Past disaster eventsEM-DAT listing of disaster events in SenegalDisaster statistics from UN-ISDR and CREDRisk country profile from Index for Risk Management Damage and losses statistics from Disaster Information Management SystemsDisaster response and management data from ReliefWebGovernment policiesHFA Progress Reports, government plans, and government statements and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper – http://www.unisdr.org/partners/countries/senRed Cross + civil societyIFRC appeals and info bulletins for Senegal

The impact of disasters on agriculture: Addressing the information gap

  In developing countries the agriculture sector absorbs 23 percent of the total damage and losses. Between 2005 and 2014, approximately USD 93 billion was lost in crop and livestock production due to natural hazards and disasters in developing countries.  The number and frequency of recorded natural disasters, along with the associated impact and damage […]

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IFRC Evaluation of the preparedness pilot for cash transfer programmes: Achieving scale in relief cash transfer programming

In order to develop a preparedness approach to cash transfer programming, four National Societies (from the Philippines, Viet Nam, Senegal, and Chile) were selected for the implementation of the preparedness pilot project.  The IFRC secretariat worked with the four pilot countries between May 2012 and December 2013 to support the National Societies with training and

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Climate Change Adaptation technology: Stone Lines

Stone lines or (“bunds”) slow down runoff, incerease water infiltration and for the basis for improved production in semi-arid areas. At the same time, sediment is captured behind these semi-permeable barriers. Stone lines were originally a traditional technique in the Sahel, but have been improved by careful construction, and through alingning on the contour.  A

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Analysis of VCAs for eight urban communities in Africa

Between late 2013 and early 2014 the IFRC supported several African National Societies to conduct Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments (VCA) in urban communities: Yaounde VI Subdivision, Yaounde, Cameroon Arada Sub-city (Woreda 4 and Woreda 5), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Tomber Mort and Akekoi, Abidjan, Ivory Coast Lunga Lunga Informal Settlements, Nairobi, Kenya Commune de Guinaw Rails Nord,

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Urban risk assessments : understanding disaster and climate risk in cities

The rapid and often unplanned expansion of cities is exposing more people and economic assets to the risk of disasters and the effects of climate change. For city governments, increased climate variability imposes additional challenges to effective urban management and the delivery of key services, while for residents it increasingly affects their lives and livelihoods

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