Senegal: International Charter activated due to floods in Dakar

Senegal's rainy season this year has led to flooding
Floods in the City of Dakar on 12 September 2010
Credits: GMES/DLR

Due to flooding in Dakar caused by heavy rains, on 25 August 2013, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated to support Senegal with its flood response efforts. After a long period of drought ended in 2005, Senegal has been suffering from annual floods between the months of July and September, with the peak taking place in August.

Nevertheless, Senegal's rainy season this year has led to flooding, which has taken a toll on urban residence's affecting most notably Grand Yoff, Dakar, where many roads have become impassable causing several accidents, traffic jams and disruptions. As a result, a number of deaths and many injuries have been reported since the flooding began.