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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

23 Oct 2015 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

22 Oct 2015 description


  • Recovery in cereal production compared to last year’s weather-stricken harvest

  • Wheat imports expected to remain on par with last year despite partial recovery in production owing to depletion of carryover stocks

  • Annualized food inflation eases in June 2015 but remains high

  • Humanitarian assistance continued under Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) to refugees

01 Oct 2015 description

Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 million