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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%).

09 Feb 2017 description

The New Urban Agenda: Seeing the bigger picture

Sustainable urbanization, as defined in the New Urban Agenda adopted at the Habitat III Summit in October 2016, has been hailed as a positive, transformative force for development. A process that, if properly planned and managed, will usher in a new era of wellbeing, resource efficiency and economic growth for billions of city dwellers.

07 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The overall number of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia stood around 7,700. Close to 6,500 (85%) of them were sheltered in 17 heated government facilities. The others were staying rough in Belgrade city centre or in the North near the Hungarian border.

01 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP Algeria urgently requires an additional USD 5.6 million to ensure food distribution to vulnerable Sahrawi refugees for the next six months.

  • Due to funding shortfalls in 2016, WFP Algeria does not have sufficient funds to continue food distribution in January 2017.

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

  • The Western Sahara refugee crisis ranks top among forgotten crises, according to the ECHO Forgotten Crisis Assessment 2015.

27 Jan 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Algeria has been suffering from a cold wave that began on 16 January 2017. As of 20 January it became clear that additional support would be needed and the Algerian Red Crescent (ARCS) requested DREF support on 20 January.

04 Jan 2017 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

• Près de 10 pour cent de la population du Niger auront des besoins humanitaires en 2017.

• Le taux de malnutrition aiguë sévère de 1,9 pour cent est à la limite du seuil d’urgence.

• Selon les projections du cadre harmonisé, plus de 748 000 personnes seront en situation de crise alimentaire durant la période allant de juillet à septembre 2017.

• Le bilan de la campagne agropastorale allie excédent céréalier et déficit fourrager.

03 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Regional Office 2017 Requirements: US$3,500,000

29 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP Algeria does not have sufficient funds to continue food distribution in January 2016.

  • WFP Algeria urgently requires an additional USD 4.5 million to ensure food distribution to vulnerable Sahrawi refugees for the next six months.

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

  • The Western Sahara refugee crisis ranks top among forgotten crises, according to the ECHO Forgotten Crisis Assessment 2015.

Operational Updates

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.