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Algeria + 1 other
How can we bring fresh food to Sahrawi refugees in the heart of the desert?

Providing fresh and nutritious food to the Sahwari refugee community, in the heart of the Sahara desert, is a great logistical challenge. Our humanitarian partners at Oxfam describe the creative solution they found for ensuring the Sahrawi's are not only well-fed, but also take ownership and responsibility of their situation.

In the southwest of Algeria, nearly 2000km from the capital Algiers, the Sahara desert is home to the Sahrawi refugees. Mark a tragic 40th anniversary, the Sahrwai are victims of one the world's oldest and most forgotten crises.

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Algeria + 1 other
Un centre d’approvisionnement alimentaire pour les réfugiés sahraouis

Report
Oxfam

Oxfam est active dans les camps de réfugiés depuis 1975. Notre programme humanitaire, mis en œuvre avec des partenaires locaux et financé par l’Union européenne, met l’accent sur la sécurité alimentaire. Un nouveau projet a vu le jour en juin 2014 : un centre d’approvisionnement alimentaire.

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World + 17 others
Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa (S/2014/442 )

S/2014/442
Distr.: General
26 June 2014
Original: English

1. Introduction

  1. In a letter dated 23 December 2013 (S/2013/759), the President of the Security Council agreed to extend the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) until 31 December 2016 and requested that I report to the Council every six months on the implementation of the mandate.

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Niger + 4 others
Niger: Bulletin humanitaire mensuel numéro 05 | mai 2014

FAITS SAILLANTS

• L’afflux des réfugiés se poursuit à Diffa.

• Des migrants continuent de se rendre en Algérie et en Lybie.

• La faiblesse du niveau de financement réduit la réponse humanitaire.

• Suivre les indicateurs de performance des clusters sera bientôt possible en ligne

Mouvements de populations

Des centaines de personnes en provenance du Nigeria arrivent à Diffa chaque semaine

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Philippines + 1 other
DSWD settles demurrage to release rice donation

CEBU CITY, May 23 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Central Visayas said that the rice donation of the Algerian Government, amounting to US$2,986,932, for Typhoon Yolanda survivors being kept at the Cebu International Port (CIP) by the Bureau of Customs (BoC) will soon be released following the settlement of the P6.6 million demurrage.

According to DSWD-Field Office VII Director Mercedita Jabagat, the DSWD-Central Office has already released some P10 million to move the rice donation out of the port.

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World + 38 others
Annual Report 2013

Annual Report for 2013: A strong response to complex crises

14-05-2014 News Release 14/81

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Egypt + 17 others
Long Term Planning Framework Middle East and North Africa zone 2012-2015

  1. Who are we?
    The MENA Zone consists of three regions (North Africa, Middle East and the Gulf). IFRC has Regional Representations for North Africa (based in Tunis) and for the Gulf (based in Amman), as well as Country Representations currently in Yemen, Iraq, Palestine, and Syria.
    The Zone Office is based in Beirut.

  2. What is our mission?
    At all levels, the support the MENA Zone will provide to the NSs aims to achieve two overarching objectives:

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World + 14 others
Conflits et migration pèsent sur la sécurité alimentaire au Proche-Orient

Le Directeur général de la FAO intervient à la Réunion ministérielle de la Conférence régionale pour le Proche-Orient

27 février 2014, Rome – L'aggravation de la situation de la sécurité alimentaire au Proche-Orient est liée non seulement aux problèmes structurels de production vivrière et de dépendance croissante vis-à-vis des importations alimentaires, mais aussi aux conflits, aux flux de réfugiés et aux migrations, a déclaré aujourd'hui le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva.

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World + 14 others
Conflict and migration worsening food security in the Near East

FAO Director-General addresses Ministerial Meeting of the Organization’s Regional Conference for the Near East

27 February 2014, Rome - The worsening of the food security situation in the Near East is not only caused by the structural constraints the region faces in producing enough food and an increasing dependence on food imports but by conflict, the flow of refugees and migration, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

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Algeria + 1 other
GIEWS Country Brief: Algeria 07-February-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Delayed but abundant seasonal rains at the start of the 2013/14 cropping season

  • Above average cereal harvest gathered in 2013

  • Wheat imports expected to slightly increase in 2013/14

  • Annualized food inflation increases in December

  • Continued humanitarian assistance needed for Western Saharan refugees

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World + 11 others
FAO welcomes historic commitment to end hunger in Africa by 2025

Investing in agriculture, creating safety nets, guaranteeing the right of access to land and water resources and targeting small-holder farmers and young people will be key.

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World + 45 others
CERF Quarterly Update - October-December 2013

CERF and its partners were challenged by a series of large, complex crises in the Central African Republic, the Philippines, Syria and Yemen, affecting 35 million people.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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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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Timor-Leste + 8 others
newsletter N°24 // Janvier 2014 - Spéciale Timor-Leste

Triangle G H au Timor-Leste

Présente au Timor-Leste depuis 2005, Triangle G H gère actuellement deux programmes, dont un nouveau, sur le renforcement de compétences d'ONG nationales travaillant dans le secteur de la lutte contre les violences domestiques.

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Algeria + 1 other
GIEWS Country Brief: Algeria 02-January-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

• Abundant seasonal rains with delays in some areas at the start of the 2013/14 cropping season

• Above average cereal harvest gathered in 2013

• Wheat imports expected to slightly increase in 2013/14

• Annualized food inflation marginally increases in November

• Continuous humanitarian assistance needed for West Saharan refugees

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Yemen + 11 others
Middle East and North Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 11 | November - December 2013 [EN/AR]

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Highlights

  • The global humanitarian response in 2014 aims to reach at least 52 million people with essential life-saving assistance in 17 affected countries.

  • There has been significant advance in reducing disaster risk in the region since the adoption, in 2005, of the International Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Algeria + 1 other
GIEWS Country Brief: Algeria 19-December-2013

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Abundant seasonal rains with delays in some areas at the start of the 2013/14 cropping season

  • Above average cereal harvest gathered in 2013

  • Wheat imports expected to slightly increase in 2013/14

  • Domestic food price inflation declining sharply

  • Continuous humanitarian assistance needed for West Saharan refugees

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Namibia + 2 others
The worst drought in memory

Report
New Era

WINDHOEK – The year 2013 will always be remembered by Namibian farmers as one of the toughest and most challenging periods in 30 years due to the debilitating and devastating drought still threatening the agricultural sector and the country’s food security.

The immediate situation remains serious, and now that the rainy season so far hasn’t brough much rain either the drought underlines the importance of Namibia’s efforts to become climate resilient.

One factor that could make Namibia increasingly prone to drought and extreme weather patterns is climate change.

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Mali + 4 others
Mali: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 30 November 2013)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.