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02 Dec 2016 description

Desert Locust outbreak continues in **Mauritania** while smaller ones develop in **Eritrea** and **Yemen**

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

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

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.

04 Nov 2016 description

Situation Générale en octobre 2016 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-décembre 2016

03 Nov 2016 description

General Situation during October 2016 Forecast until mid-December 2016

03 Nov 2016 description

Western Sahara settlement elusive 25 years after ceasefire as younger generation demands solution to dispute

  • Western Sahara settlement elusive 25 years after ceasefire

  • Younger generation demands solution to dispute

  • Earth wall divides territory controlled by Morocco, Polisario

  • Rival forces only 200 metres apart at one point

  • U.N. peacekeepers keep troops apart but diplomats struggle

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.

03 Nov 2016 description

CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
CONF161101
1 NOVEMBRE 2016

Les questions africaines seront à l’honneur pendant le mois de novembre au Conseil de sécurité, a annoncé, cet après-midi, le Représentant permanent du Sénégal auprès des Nations Unies, M. Fodé Seck, qui assurera la présidence mensuelle de l’organe chargé du maintien de la paix et de la sécurité internationales.

02 Nov 2016 description

Global Overview OCTOBER 2016

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

Open debates on “water, peace and security” and asymmetrical threats to peacekeeping would be highlighted by the Security Council this month, along with a range of items of ongoing concern, Fodé Seck (Senegal), Council President for November, told correspondents at Headquarters this afternoon.

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.

26 Oct 2016 description

NOV 2016 FORECAST

Locusts will decline in southeast Mauritania as a few remaining groups form and move to the northwest where they will supplement egg-laying that started during the last week of September. Second-generation hatching that commenced in early October will continue until about early November, giving rise to hopper groups and bands throughout November.

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
report Oxfam

Following the deployment of armed forces in recent weeks by both Morocco and the Polisario Front in the narrow Buffer Strip in southwestern Western Sahara: the UN is reported to have described the events (in a confidential document) as the first ceasefire violation since 1991.