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27 Nov 2015 description

Next week, Mozambique, formerly one of the world’s most heavily mined countries, will formally declare it has completed mine clearance on its territory, the 29th country to do so since the 1990s. This leaves 60 countries and territories still contaminated according to Clearing the Mines, a review of mine action programmes around the world published today by Norwegian People’s Aid. The report’s authors have calculated that by 2020 another 20 countries should have completed mine clearance and the urgent humanitarian threat removed from the other 40.

27 Nov 2015 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks deaths of migrants along migratory routes across the globe. This map shows the different paths with a focus on Ghana. #MissingMigrants.

27 Nov 2015 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks deaths of migrants along migratory routes across the globe. This map shows the different paths with a focus on Niger. #MissingMigrants.

24 Nov 2015 description

Alger, Algérie | AFP | mardi 24/11/2015 - 13:42 GMT


Dix-huit migrants africains sont morts en Algérie dans un incendie d'origine accidentel dans leur centre d'accueil, un fait rare dans ce pays qui attire nombre de subsahariens depuis que la Libye voisine a plongé dans le chaos.

"L'incendie s'est déclaré à 03h00 (02H00 GMT), tuant 18 personnes et blessant 43 autres à Ouargla (800 km au sud d'Alger)", a déclaré à l'AFP le colonel Farouk Achour de la Protection civile, joint au téléphone.

24 Nov 2015 description

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | Tuesday 11/24/2015 - 08:52 GMT

A fire sparked by an electrical fault killed 18 African migrants, including children, and injured 50 others Tuesday at a camp in Algeria, officials said.

The blaze began before dawn at the camp housing more than 650 migrants in Ouargla, 800 kilometres (500 miles) southeast of Algiers, Colonel Farouk Achour of the emergency services said.

Two children and three women were among the victims, the official Algerian news agency APS said.

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.

23 Nov 2015 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 2006 and FY 2015, 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.

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.

19 Nov 2015 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Mixed migration trend report for october 2015 covering mixed migration events in: ALGERIA,EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, LIBYA, MALI, MOROCCO, NIGER, SUDAN, TUNISIA, GREECE AND ITALY.

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.

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.

11 Nov 2015 description

Stricte vigilance requise en Afrique du nord-ouest, dans la Corne de l'Afrique et au Yémen

11 novembre 2015, Rome – Les pluies inhabituellement fortes et généralisées qui sont tombées récemment dans le nord-ouest de l’Afrique, la Corne de l'Afrique et au Yémen pourraient favoriser la reproduction des criquets pèlerins, avertit aujourd'hui la FAO, soulignant qu’une surveillance étroite est nécessaire au cours des six prochains mois pour empêcher les insectes de former des essaims destructeurs.

11 Nov 2015 description
report IRIN

À mesure que les options s’amenuisent, un nombre restreint mais croissant de Syriens tente un nouvel itinéraire tortueux pour atteindre l’Europe : ils prennent un avion pour la Mauritanie, à près de 5 000 kilomètres de la Syrie, en Afrique de l’Ouest, puis voyagent avec des passeurs sur les anciennes routes du sel qui traversent le Sahara depuis le Mali. Un reportage de Katarina Höije, depuis Gao, dans le nord du Mali.

11 Nov 2015 description

Strict vigilance required in northwest Africa, the Horn of Africa and Yemen

11 November 2015, Rome - Unusually heavy and widespread rains that fell recently in northwest Africa, the Horn of Africa and Yemen could favour Desert Locust breeding, FAO warned today, stressing that close monitoring is needed over the next six months to prevent the insects from forming destructive swarms.

10 Nov 2015 description

Floods caused by ten straight days of heavy rain are likely worsening the threat posed by landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) in the area of Western Sahara. Since the flood waters have not yet receded, it is impossible yet to quantify the damages or to assess the actual extent of the risk posed to civilians and their livelihoods by the mines and ERW that have likely been displaced outside of already known marked areas.