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29 Nov 2015 description

During the official opening of the disasters and crisis management in Egypt workshop, Prof. Moamena kamel , the ERC Secretary General stated that the MENA region became now one of the most vulnerable regions because of the climate changes , assuring that the big industrial countries have to take their responsibilities towards the developing courtiers in case of any natural disaster due to climate changes, specially that the industrial countries are responsible - for a great extent- for these changes due to the huge heat emission resulting from their industries.

28 Nov 2015 description

20:08 GMT

Masked gunmen on a motorcycle killed four Egyptian policemen south of Cairo Saturday, the interior ministry said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

The policemen died when the assailants fired on their vehicle in an area between the famed Giza pyramids west of Cairo and the Saqarra pyramids to the south, the ministry said.

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

Egypt - This week IOM moved the last of nearly 600 refugees – half of them Syrian – from Egypt to Germany as part of the country’s Humanitarian Admissions Programme (HAP).

HAP is designed to enable the swift entry of refugees to Germany to secure their immediate protection until such time as they are able to return home in safety and dignity or find other durable solutions.

27 Nov 2015 description

1.1 Introduction

1.1.1 Several governorates in Egypt have suffered from heavy rains and hail pouring on Sunday 25 October 2015, jeopardizing the livelihoods and security of millions of Egyptians, while further torrential rainfalls are anticipated in the coming weeks. Rural and urban areas alike have suffered from the floods, with severe impact on poor households due to their already existing vulnerability.

27 Nov 2015 description

Today, Sweden is taking a decision on support to the areas in Iraq that have been liberated from ISIL, as well as to areas in Syria controlled by the opposition and in affected neighbouring countries. The increased support totals SEK 79 million.

“This support to Iraq and Syria is important to enable a long-term solution to the conflicts. Sweden continues to work on both the political and the military track, as well as through aid measures,” says Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström.

25 Nov 2015 description

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Wednesday 11/25/2015 - 18:14 GMT

Less than one third of voters cast ballots in the second phase of Egyptian parliamentary elections held across almost half of the country's provinces at the weekend, authorities said Wednesday.

The 29.9 percent turnout was only marginally higher than the 26.6 percent registered in the first stage of voting last month, which was followed by a run-off that saw 21.7 percent vote.

25 Nov 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Needs inside and out of Syria continue to expand with an increasing number of refugees and Internally Displaced People. Outside Syria there are now estimated to be over 2.2 million child refugees, and inside Syria 6 million children in need of humanitarian assistance, including 2.8 million displaced children.

25 Nov 2015 description


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack today in North Sinai’s Al-Arish City, Egypt, which reportedly killed a number of Government officials, security personnel and civilians. He extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Egypt, and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured in the attack.

24 Nov 2015 description

First Steering Committee For European Union Funded Project Attended By Key Ministers

CAIRO – The Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation chaired today the first Steering Committee for the European Union (EU) funded project “Enhancing Access of Children to Education and Fighting Child Labour” implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP). The Ministers of Education, Manpower, and Social Solidarity participated in the committee that reviewed the key achievements and main challenges since the starting date of the project in July 2014.

23 Nov 2015 description



• Registration of Syrian refugees in Egypt by UNHCR continues. By 31 October 2015, the population of Syrian refugees in Egypt registered with UNHCR amounted to 127,681 individuals. By mid-2015, 108,312 individuals had been verified, representing 84.56% of the active registered population.

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
report UN Children's Fund


  • The humanitarian community now estimates that 13.5 million people in Syria need protection and humanitarian assistance, including 6 million children. 8.7 million people are unable to meet their basic food needs, and 70 per cent of the population lacks access to safe drinking water. Health facilities, schools, and other essential services across the country are operating at reduced capacity or closed. 6.5 million people are internally displaced in Syria due to the conflict

20 Nov 2015 description

Report commissioned by the IASC Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluations

Steering Group as part of the Syria Coordinated Accountability and Lessons Learning Initiative

*Hugo Slim, Lorenzo Trombetta and Lewis Sida *