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01 Feb 2016 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the fourth quarter of 2015 (October to December). The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

• During Q4-2015, FAO’s global cereal price index fell by a further 15.2 percent year-on-year because of abundant supplies and sluggish demand. The index returned to the level seen before the food price crisis of 2007-08.

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$3,500,000

15 Jan 2016 description

Diffa: Relocalisation de 99 écoles sur les 166 fermées

Près de 50 pour cent des enfants ciblés sont retournés à l’école Lancé en novembre 2015, le programme de relocalisation de 166 écoles fermées à cause de la crise dans le bassin du lac Tchad est en exécution dans la région de Diffa. Ce programme vise à faciliter le retour à l’école de 12 631 enfants.

14 Dec 2015 description
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  • 1,104 migrants from 26 different countries have been repatriated since the outbreak of the crisis in July 2014, the majority of them directly out of Tripoli, or via Tunisia. In 2015, 754 migrants have been supported by IOM Tripoli to travel back to their home countries, so far.

  • Since July 2014, 8,132 IDP families and 11,683 migrants have benefitted from the distribution of NFIs and hygiene kits in different parts of Libya, including newly displaced IDPs from Awbari (South) and Warshafana (West) during this month.

07 Dec 2015 description

This report sets out the risks to food security in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from climate change, and how these vulnerabilities interact with other key trends and sources of risk, including population growth, urbanisation, and conflict.

24 Nov 2015 description

In response to catastrophic flooding in the Sahrawi refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria, the United States announces a contribution of more than $4 million in humanitarian assistance to help meet the acute needs of Sahrawi refugees. This new contribution includes support for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the World Food Program, and the UN Children’s Fund. These funds will be used to support the reconstruction of shelters, schools, and health clinics. They will also help replace food rations that were destroyed by the flooding.

20 Nov 2015 description

ALGER - En raison d'un manque de financement, les réfugiés du Sahara occidental vivant en Algérie reçoivent maintenant, pour le troisième mois consécutif, une ration réduite qui ne satisfait pas leurs besoins quotidiens minimaux. Les réductions surviennent alors que la crise des réfugiés sahraouis entre dans sa 40e année.

17 Nov 2015 description

Faits saillants:

• 151 écoles restent fermées dans la région de Diffa depuis l’année dernière.

• Les programmes d’assistance alimentaire pour la période de soudure ont pris fin. Cependant des besoins urgents subsistent dans la région de Diffa.

• De nouveaux afflux de réfugiés maliens sont observés dans les régions de Tillabéry et Tahoua.

• Les opérations de rapatriement des migrants nigériens de l’Algérie se poursuivent.


17 Nov 2015 description


"We are raising as much, or more, as we’ve ever raised. Our traditional donors are as generous as ever.
It’s that the number of crises is outpacing the generosity. We need those who have given to us to give more. And we need more donors to support the gap.” WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, speaking in August 2015 to Philanthropy Age magazine.

13 Nov 2015 description

ALGIERS – As a result of insufficient funding for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), refugees from Western Sahara living in Algeria are now receiving, for the third consecutive month, a reduced ration that does not meet the minimum daily needs. The cuts come as the Sahrawi refugee crisis enters its 40th year.

08 Nov 2015 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Mixed migration trend report for september 2015 covering mixed migration events in:

MHub works on behalf of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force consisting of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS and UNHCR. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensuring the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

05 Nov 2015 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rains and flooding affected the south-west Algeria's arid Tindouf region on Friday 23 October 2015. The heavy rains have caused widespread damage to all five camps sheltering 90,000 of the most vulnerable Sahrawi refugees.

30 Oct 2015 description

Slow start to rainy season in southern Africa, flooding risks remain in Guatemala, Somalia, and Ethiopia

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Persistently below average rainfall since August over several bimodal areas of Côte d’Ivoire,
    Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria has led to an increase in moisture deficits and a degradation of ground conditions, resulting in drought.

28 Oct 2015 description
report UN News Service

23 October 2015 – The United Nations refugee agency and its partners are scaling up aid efforts after devastating floods widely damaged Sahrawi refugee camps in southwest Algeria, working to provide food and relief supplies, while urgently appealing for emergency funds to fill the 80 per cent gap in order to reach the most vulnerable.

27 Oct 2015 description
report Médicos del Mundo

Médicos del Mundo advierte de un inminente aumento de las enfermedades respiratorias, diarreas y malnutrición infantil

Los daños que han causado las lluvias están motivados por la extrema precariedad en la que vive el pueblo saharaui en el exilio