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30 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP Algeria urgently requires an additional USD 7 million to ensure food distribution to vulnerable Sahrawi refugees for the next six months.

  • Should adequate funding not be allocated, WFP will be forced to begin reducing its distributed rations.

  • Current PRRO 200301 will be extended by 3 months until 31 March 2017.

  • The Western Sahara refugee crisis ranks top among forgotten crises, according to the Echo Forgotten Crisis Assessment 2014.

Operational Updates

26 Nov 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Short-term drought impacting planting

  • Wheat imports slightly lower than last year

  • Annualized food inflation decreased in September 2016

Short-term drought impacting planting

10 Nov 2016 description

ALGIERS/MADRID – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a donation from the Government of Spain to help provide the basic food needs of Western Sahara refugees living in Algeria.

The contribution, which totals 2 million euros, comes at a critical time and is a combined contribution from the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development, together with the regions of Extremadura, Galicia, La Rioja and Madrid.

03 Nov 2016 description
report UN News Service

2 novembre 2016 – Trois agences humanitaires des Nations Unies opérant en Algérie ont demandé mercredi aux bailleurs de fonds de continuer leur soutien aux réfugiés du Sahara occidental, en avertissant que le manque de fonds risque d'entraîner une réduction des rations alimentaires.

02 Nov 2016 description
report UN News Service

2 November 2016 – Three United Nations agencies operating in Algeria appealed today for continued donor support for refugees from Western Sahara, warning that insufficient funding makes imminent a cut in basic food rations.

02 Nov 2016 description

ALGIERS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), together with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN Children’s fund (UNICEF) is appealing for continued donor support for refugees from Western Sahara living in Algeria. The three agencies say that insufficient funding makes a cut in basic food rations imminent.

23 Oct 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Some 6,300 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants, encountered by UNHCR and partners remain in Serbia. Of those, over 4,800 (or 77%) were accommodated in governmental facilities, including 1,765 in five Asylum Centres and 3,069 in “Transit” or Reception Centres. The others were counted at the border with Hungary and close to 1,000 sleeping rough at night in Belgrade City centre.

18 Oct 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Some 6,300 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants, encountered by UNHCR and partners remain in Serbia. Of those, some 75% (or 4,753) were accommodated in governmental facilities, with 1,741 in five Asylum Centres and 3,012 in “Transit” or Reception Centres. The others were counted at the border with Hungary and around 1,000 sleeping rough at night in Belgrade City centre.

14 Oct 2016 description

L'intérêt pour les questions d'agriculture et de sécurité alimentaire en Afrique du Nord s’est accentué à la suite de la flambée des prix des produits alimentaires et leur volatilité continue depuis fin 2006. Les pays d'Afrique du Nord se caractérisent par une forte dépendance à l’égard des marchés mondiaux pour leur sécurité alimentaire. Cela ne semblait pas poser de problème tant que les cours mondiaux des produits alimentaires étaient bas et stables pendant les décennies 80 et 90.

12 Oct 2016 description

Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, 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.

12 Oct 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants, encountered by UNHCR and partners in Serbia, continued rising, now to around 6,300. 80% (or 5,000) were accommodated in governmental facilities, with 1,863 in five Asylum Centres and 3,137 in “Transit” or Reception Centres. The others were counted at the border with Hungary and around 1,000 sleeping rough at night in Belgrade City centre.

07 Oct 2016 description

Highlights

  • Heavy rainfall in August resulted in an emergency situation in Layoune camp. WFP responded by distributing 2,000 emergency rations to replace lost food.

  • WFP Algeria urgently requires USD 6.4 million until the end of 2016 to cover the supply chain and ensure food distribution.

  • The Western Sahara refugee crisis ranks top among forgotten crises, according to the ECHO Forgotten Crisis Assessment 2014.

Operational Updates

19 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

One month after the storm that hit the Sahrawi refugee camp in Laayoune, refugee children and their families are gradually recovering.

08 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

16 days after the storm that hit the Sahrawi refugee camp in Laayoune, 849 families (4245 people), are still suffering from the storm damages, including 406 families that had their houses completely destroyed.

While the new school year will start on 6 September, the damages caused to six of the eight schools and five of the seven kindergartens, are putting children at risk of not being able to go back to school on time.

04 Sep 2016 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Persistent, above average rainfall since July has led to excessively rainfall surpluses and floods that have damaged infrastructure, displaced populations, and caused fatalities in parts of Sudan, South Sudan, and Ethiopia.
  2. Below-average seasonal rainfall and persistent moisture deficits in the region have negatively impacted developing crops across parts of eastern Oromia and SNNPR in Ethiopia.
  3. There is a potential for increased number of locusts migrating from the Arabian Peninsula which may negatively impact cropping …
23 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP Algeria requires USD 6.4 million until the end of 2016.

  • WFP will not be able to provide full rations from September, and will need to stop food assistance in November and December if no additional funding is received.

  • The Western Sahara refugee crisis ranks top among forgotten crises, according to the ECHO Forgotten Crisis Assessment 2014.

Operational Updates

23 Aug 2016 description

Germany - As the number of migrant deaths worldwide continues to rise significantly, IOM’s Missing Migrants Project has recorded 23 per cent more migrant deaths during the first half of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015.

The latest IOM GMDAC Data Briefing, “Dangerous Journeys,” released on Tuesday 23 August, was prepared by the International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) in Berlin. It takes an in-depth look at the available global figures for migrant deaths and disappearances during the first half of 2016.

19 Aug 2016 description

Heavy rains expected to further increase risk of flooding in West and East Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. The persistence of above-average rainfall continues to increase both short-term and long-term rainfall surpluses and trigger flooding throughout many areas in Sudan, South Sudan and western Ethiopia. Above-average rainfall is forecast to continue over the region, further worsening the potential for flooding over many downstream areas of eastern Sudan during the next week.