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Humanitarian Assistance in Review Europe, The Middle East, and Central Asia | Fiscal year (FY) 2004 – 2013

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

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27 January 2014 – World Events

BOLIVIA – Severe weather

• Heavy rainfall continued affecting Bolivia on 25-26 January, adding to the floods, landslides and overflown rivers of the past two weeks.

• As of 26 January, four deaths and seven missing people were reported in the town of Rurrenabaque, close to the Beni river. As of the same day, the number of affected people countrywide had risen to 18 000, mainly in Beni, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz and La Paz. (SENAMHI, Bolivian Government)

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Belgium supports UNRWA efforts in Syria

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is grateful to the Kingdom of Belgium for responding to the emergency needs of Palestine refugees affected by the conflict Syria with a generous contribution of EUR 1.35 million (US$ 1.83 million).

The conflict in Syria has had a devastating impact on the lives of more than 500,000 Palestine refugees in that country. More than 50 per cent have been displaced, either within Syria or outside its borders, and almost the entire population is estimated to be in need of emergency assistance.

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Philippines: Foreign Military Deployed Assets (as of 30 December 2013)

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Philippines: Foreign Military Deployed Assets (as of 04 December 2013)

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As Budget Shortfall, Insecurity Threaten Efforts of UN Agency for Palestine Refugees, 17 Member States Promise Funds at Pledging Conference

For 2014, the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees had developed a core budget of $687 million with nearly zero growth, and a cash shortfall of 10 per cent was already anticipated.

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Philippines: Foreign Civil-Military Snapshot (as of 23 November 2013)

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Philippines: Civil-Military Snapshot (as of 20 November 2013)

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Typhon Haiyan - Point de la situation

Une semaine après le passage du super typhon Haiyan sur les Philippines, 43 compatriotes et 2 ressortissants luxembourgeois manquent encore à l’appel, dont 15 ne se trouvent pas dans une région touchée par le typhon.

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B-Fast complètement opérationnel aux Philippines – 50 Belges toujours injoignables

Le Vice-Premier Ministre et Ministre des Affaires étrangères Didier Reynders, president du comité de coordination de B-Fast, exprime sa satisfaction quant au fait que l’équipe B-Fast est désormais totalement opérationnelle sur l’île de Leyte aux Philippines.

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Typhoon Haiyan - Philippines: ECHO factsheet (as of 17 November 2013)

Key messages

• The European Commission has provided €20 million to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): €10 million in humanitarian aid to support emergency relief operations and €10 million to assist with recovery and rehabilitation.

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The EU responds to Haiyan disaster with coordinated relief efforts

The EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCP) has been activated to ensure coordinated European relief efforts following the Philippine authorities' request for international assistance to address the colossal needs in the aftermath of the devastating cyclone Haiyan.

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Typhon Haiyan : la Belgique envoie une trentaine de secouristes

11/10/2013 11:53 GMT

BRUXELLES, 10 novembre 2013 (AFP) - La Belgique va envoyer dimanche une équipe d'intervention rapide d'une trentaine de membres aux Philippines, touchées par le meurtrier typhon Haiyan, a indiqué l'agence de presse belge Belga.

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La Belgique envoie de l'aide d'urgence aux Philippines

Les Philippines ont été frappées par le typhon ' Haiyan'. De nombreuses victimes sont à déplorer. La Belgique a décidé aujourd'hui d'envoyer de l'aide d’urgence aux Philippines.

La communauté internationale a reçu hier soir une demande d'assistance de la part des autorités philippines.

Ce matin, le Ministre des Affaires Etrangères Didier Reynders a convoqué, dans le cadre de ses fonctions de Président de B-FAST, le comité de planification afin d'analyser nos possibilités de venir en aide, en fonction des besoins.

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Kasaï-Oriental: la Belgique affecte 30 millions USD aux projets agricole et routier

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Radio Okapi

La Coopération technique belge (CTB) a débloqué 30 millions de dollars américains pour financer les domaines agricole et des infrastructures routières pendant cinq ans. La nouvelle a été annoncée lundi 30 septembre au gouverneur de province, Alphonse Ngoyi Kasanji, par le représentant résidant de la CTB en RDC.

La première partie de ce financement s’élève à 20 millions USD, affectés au secteur agricole et 11 millions USD pour l’entretien des routes de desserte agricole.

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Belgium: Location Map (2013)

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Forced Migration Review No. 44: Detention, alternatives to detention, and deportation

Asylum seekers and refugees – men, women and even children – are increasingly detained and interned around the world, as are numbers of other migrants. Sometimes detained indefinitely and often in appalling conditions, they may suffer not only deprivation of their liberty but other abuses of their human rights too. Detention may appear to be a convenient solution to states’ political quest to manage migration (often as a precursor to deportation) but it is an expensive option and has lasting effects on those detained.

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Belgium Contributes US$ 8 million to Support Palestine Refugees

5 September 2013 East Jerusalem

The Kingdom of Belgium has announced a new contribution of EUR 6 million (US$ 8 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for the Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

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Informe estadístico anual sobre las actividades de adquisición del sistema de las Naciones Unidas correspondiente a 2012

Las adquisiciones de las Naciones Unidas alcanzan los 15.400 millones USD en 2012

COPENHAGUE – Las adquisiciones de bienes y servicios por parte de las Naciones Unidas alcanzaron los 15.400 millones USD en 2012. Las mayores sumas se destinaron a productos farmacéuticos, equipo médico, alimentos, transporte y construcción.

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Rapport statistique annuel sur les activités d’achats de l’ONU 2012

Les achats de l’ONU en 2012 se chiffrent à 15,4 milliards de dollars

COPENHAGUE – La valeur des biens et services achetés par les Nations Unies en 2012 se chiffre à 15,4 milliards de dollars, principalement dans les domaines pharmaceutique, médical, alimentaire, des transports et de la construction.