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26 Jul 2015 description

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Sunday 7/26/2015 - 08:45 GMT

Egypt extended a state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula for three months, as a roadside bomb attack claimed by Islamic State jihadists wounded 18 policemen Sunday in the insurgency-wracked region.

The attack happened near El-Arish, the capital of North Sinai province where the army is battling IS loyalists, according to security officials, who said the policemen were on leave.

Health ministry official Tarek Khater said the wounded were in a stable condition in a military hospital in the city.

25 Jul 2015 description

23 JUILLET 2015 ¦ GENÈVE - À l’occasion de la Journée mondiale contre l’hépatite, célébrée le 28 juillet, l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé lance un appel pour que les pays renforcent d’urgence leur action destinée à prévenir l’hépatite virale et à assurer que les personnes qui ont été infectées sont diagnostiquées et qu’elles bénéficient d’un traitement. L’Organisation, cette année, prête plus particulièrement attention aux hépatites B et C, conjointement responsables d’environ 80% de tous les décès par cancer du foie et cause de près de 1,4 million de décès chaque année.

23 Jul 2015 description
  • The Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders visited Gaza on 15 July to get a first-hand impression of the current situation in the Gaza Strip. The delegation visited an UNRWA Health Centre in Rafah, southern Gaza. The Foreign minister met with UNRWA Interim Director of Operations, Christer Nordahl and was briefed by Field Health Programme Chief, Dr. Ghada Al Jadba on the health situation of Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip. The delegation also met with Palestine refugee families in the Health Centre. “UNRWA has made great efforts for decades now to promote stability in Gaza.

23 Jul 2015 description

23 July 2015

Geneva -- On World Hepatitis Day (28 July) the World Health Organization is highlighting the urgent need for countries to enhance action to prevent viral hepatitis infection and to ensure that people who have been infected are diagnosed and offered treatment. This year, the Organization is focusing particularly on hepatitis B and C, which together cause approximately 80% of all liver cancer deaths and kill close to 1.4 million people every year.

22 Jul 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

Egyptian authorities deported 20 Sudanese nationals to Sudan via Cairo airport on Saturday. They were arrested while trying to illegally cross the border into Libya. From the Libyan coast, fishing boats filled with immigrants leave for Italy.

A security official disclosed to the Egyptian newspaper El Fadjer that the airport security said the Sudanese arrived in the security section of Mersa Matruh. The Sudanese Embassy issued travel documents to them there as they lacked passports, and then deported the group to Khartoum.

21 Jul 2015 description

As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has allocated £900 million since 2012 to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross). This is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

21 Jul 2015 description
report CIVICUS
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From Ebola to the bombing of Gaza, civil society was the first responder to humanitarian emergencies during the last year, but faces dire threats and a funding crisis around the world, says a new report.

“During the last year civil society was everywhere, doing great work often at the frontline of the world’s challenges, but at the same time having to stave off threats to its very existence,” said Dr Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, the CIVICUS Secretary-General on launching the organisation’s 2015 State of Civil Society Report.

21 Jul 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

National Security Officers Operating Outside the Law

(Beirut, July 21, 2015) – Egyptian security forces appear to have forcibly disappeared dozens of people, Human Rights Watch said today. Egyptian authorities should immediately disclose their whereabouts and hold those responsible to account. The authorities should either release anyone illegally detained or charge the person with a recognizable crime, bring them immediately before a judge to review their detention, and try them before a court that meets international fair trial standards.

20 Jul 2015 description

As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has allocated £900 million since 2012 to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross). This is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

20 Jul 2015 description
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This report aims to contribute to a better understanding of the impact of disasters in the Arab states. The study provides an assessment, interpretation and visualization of ten national disaster loss databases from the region (i.e.: Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen) including damage and loss data from the previous thirty years.

18 Jul 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Sat, 18 Jul 2015 17:45 GMT
Author: Reuters

ROME, July 18 (Reuters) - Italy arrested three Egyptian men who are suspected to have piloted a boat carrying more than 300 migrants to Italy from Egypt, including a 10-year-old Syrian girl whose father said she died during the sea crossing, according to Italian media.

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17 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reduced food assistance to some 1.6 million beneficiaries has led to an overall increase in food insecure Syrian refugees.

  • In Jordan and Lebanon food insecurity rose to 85 and 79 percent respectively, with more than half of Syrian refugees in both countries currently living below the national poverty line.

  • In order to meet food needs, refugee families voiced a more frequent use of coping strategies, such as withdrawing children from school and engaging in illegal and/or exploitative jobs.

17 Jul 2015 description

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Friday 7/17/2015 - 09:19 GMT

At least six people were killed on Friday in clashes between pro-Islamist protesters and Egyptian police in Cairo, the health ministry said.

Supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi had held small marches after the morning prayers for Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Police officials said the protesters attacked security forces stationed in Cairo's Talbiya district near the Giza pyramids.

16 Jul 2015 description

CAIRO,15th July, 2015 (WAM) -- Al Maktoum Foundation has completed distribution of 10,500 food parcels, at a cost of over AED 500,000, in a number of Egyptian governorates.

The gesture is a donation of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and the patron of Al Maktoum Foundation.

16 Jul 2015 description
  • Last week marked the one year anniversary of the start of the summer 2014 hostilities in Gaza. As a reminder of the human impact, and to advocate for the ongoing needs of Palestine refugees living in the coastal enclave, UNRWA has produced a short documentary titled ‘Gaza.

15 Jul 2015 description

These dashboards reflect the humanitarian and resilience responses of more than 200 partners, including governments, UN Agencies, and NGOs, involved in the 3RP response in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Achievements are cumulative from the start of 2015, while targets are based on full funding of the 3RP and an expected 4.27 million refugees by end-2015.