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Flooding in Benin

Friday, 10 July 2009

Type of Event:
Floods
Location of Event:
Benin, Western Africa
Date of Charter Activation:
10/07/2009
Charter Requestor:
UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UN OCHA
Project Management:
UNITAR/UNOSAT

Description of the event

Serious flooding has been reported in Benin since 6 July 2009, in the area around Cotonou, the commercial capital of Benin, and along the entire southern coastline. At least 20,000 people are estimated to have been displaced and affected by the floods.

Overview of potentially flood affected areas over Cotonou and Abomey-Calavi, Benin

Source: ENVISAT - ASAR (IMP-HH)
NGA, UNOSAT, FAO GAUL, ESRI
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 26/03/07
Post-disaster: 13/07/09

Copyright: ESA
Map produced by UNITAR/UNOSAT