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Senegal

Senegal: Dakar women grow herb business from floodwater

6 Mar 2015, TRF

Until the water capture project began, local people had been largely left on their own to cope with the flooding, they say. The state helped relocate a few families, but did not address the central flooding problem, said Babacar N'Diaye, a construction expert on the project... The draft of a new global plan to prevent disasters, due to be adopted in Japan later this month, notes that women have been disproportionately affected by disasters over the past 10 years...


National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Direction de la Protection Civile, Ministère de l'Intérieur (DPC)
  • Website:http://www.gouv.sn/
  • Contact:Director
  • Phone:(221) 33 889 39 00 (221) 77 529 05 32


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Direction de la Protection Civile, Ministère de l'Intérieur (DPC)
  • Website:http://www.gouv.sn/
  • Contact:Director
  • Phone:(221) 33 889 39 00 (221) 77 529 05 32
Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 1982 1,200,000
Flood 1998 300,000
Drought 2002 284,000
Flood 2009 264,000
Flood 2002 179,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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