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06 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

30,824
Number of arrivals on islands since the 2016 EU-Turkey Statement

1,156
Number of arrivals on the islands in April 2017

948
Number of people hosted in improved accommodation on the islands

530
Asylum-seekers transferred from the islands to state-run sites or UNHCR accommodation on the mainland

OPERATIONAL CONTEXT

03 Jun 2017 description
report UN News Service

2 juin 2017 – Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, António Guerres, s'est déclaré vendredi profondément préoccupé par le sort de dizaines de milliers de réfugiés sahraouis en Algérie, qui verront leurs rations alimentaires réduites en raison du manque de financement.

02 Jun 2017 description

SG/SM/18549-REF/1251-WFP/1083

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned over the plight of tens of thousands of Sahrawi refugees in Algeria, who will have their food rations cut due to lack of funding.

Humanitarian aid, including food aid, is a lifeline for these refugees from Western Sahara. A recent survey highlighted the precarious nutrition situation in the Sahrawi refugee camps and the refugees' limited access to markets or livelihoods.

31 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP Algeria urgently requires USD 7.1 million to ensure food distribution to Sahrawi refugees identified as the most vulnerable to food insecurity (May-October 2017).

  • Should WFP not receive sufficient resource contributions, food entitlements will have to be reduced, including over the holy month of Ramadan.

  • Due to significant funding constraints for WFP’s nutrition programmes, no specialized nutrition products were available for the treatment and prevention of malnutrition and anaemia in children under five.

17 May 2017 description

This is the first consolidated presentation of the reported results of CERF funding, covering a full year of CERF allocations. As such, it serves as a pilot and will inform future CERF results reporting. This report was compiled on the basis of information provided by Resident Coordinators/Humanitarian Coordinators (RC/ HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) in 66 consolidated reports covering the results of more than 450 CERF-funded projects.

16 May 2017 description

ALGIERS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Algeria is appealing for urgent donor support for refugees from Western Sahara as severe lack of funding has forced the agency in May to reduce food rations by almost 20 percent.

15 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

RABAT, 15 May 2017 – According to a recent UNICEF analysis covering 11 countries in the Middle East and North Africa [1], poverty continues to impact at least 29 million children – one in four children in the region. These children are deprived of the minimum requirements in two or more of the most basic life necessities including basic education, decent housing, nutritious food, quality health care, safe water, sanitation and access to information.

15 May 2017 description

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society(IRCS) has announced the arrival of four Algerian cargo airplanes loaded with humanitarian assistance donated by the government and Algerian Red Crescent, these assistance includes 180 ton of food and non-food materials and medicine have arrived in Baghdad on Algerian airplanes.

11 May 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Generally favourable crop conditions although some localized dryness persists in North East

  • Wheat imports about same as last year

  • Annualized food inflation increasing since December 2016

Generally favourable crop conditions although some dryness persists in North East

18 Apr 2017 description

Situation overview

More than 10,000 people were displaced in the Segou and Mopti regions further to an inter-community conflict recorded in February 2017 in the administrative districts of Macina and Niono (Segou region). These new displacements increase the number of displaced people registered in the country due to the 2012 conflict and other inter-community clashes in northern (Menaka, Timbuktu) and central (Mopti) Mali to 45,766 people.

10 Apr 2017 description

Welcome to the April issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published on the ACLED website.

30 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP Algeria urgently requires USD 7.3 million to ensure food distribution to Sahrawi refugees identified as most vulnerable to food insecurity over the next six months (March - August 2017).

  • Due to funding constraints, specialised nutritious foods crucial for the prevention and treatment of malnutrition in children and pregnant and nursing women are not available, for WFP to distribute.

  • An advanced financing of USD 2.2 million allowed WFP to continue food distribution in February

20 Mar 2017 description

The Initiative for School Meals and Social Protection in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region aims at enhancing the effectiveness and broadening the coverage and impact of school meals programmes as a key social protection instrument in support of poor and vulnerable children and marginalized communities. It embraces both crisis situations as well as more stable but vulnerable contexts, strengthening resilience and providing opportunities for more inclusive development pathways and social stability.

08 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Children in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region1 have witnessed remarkable progress in development during the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) era. Starting from comparatively advanced levels, many countries made further progress in implementation of their children’s rights agenda since the beginning of the 21st century. However, progress has been uneven – among countries as well as within countries.

28 Feb 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster Heavy rains and flooding affected south-west Algeria's normally arid Tindouf region on 23 October 2015. The heavy rains caused widespread damage to five camps sheltering 90,000 of the most vulnerable Sahrawi refugees. Approximately 35,000 people were affected.

Summary of response

17 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP Algeria requires dedicated funding to implement new innovative complementary activities that contribute to resilience and improve food security in the camps

  • WFP Algeria urgently requires USD 6.5 million to ensure food distribution to vulnerable Sahrawi refugees for the next six months (January-June 2017).

Operational Updates

16 Feb 2017 description
  • A cold wave, including heavy snowfall, has caused the isolation of numerous communities in the eastern, central and high plateau regions of Algeria.

  • About 25 000 families have been affected by the adverse weather conditions, which have entailed loss of livelihoods. Homes have been damaged, especially the tents used by the nomadic population. The need for food and relief items such as blankets, clothing and mattresses has been identified.

10 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The overall number of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia stood around 7,700. Over 6,500 (85%) of them were sheltered in 17 heated government facilities. According to available data, most were children (47%) and women (16%), with 37% adult men. 82% fled three so called “refugee producing countries, namely Afghanistan (52%), Iraq (20%) and Syria (9%).