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Humanitarian Assistance in Review Europe, The Middle East, and Central Asia | Fiscal year (FY) 2004 – 2013

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, 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.

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Philippines + 21 others
Philippines: Foreign Military Deployed Assets (as of 30 December 2013)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Philippines: Foreign Military Deployed Assets (as of 04 December 2013)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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As Budget Shortfall, Insecurity Threaten Efforts of UN Agency for Palestine Refugees, 17 Member States Promise Funds at Pledging Conference

For 2014, the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees had developed a core budget of $687 million with nearly zero growth, and a cash shortfall of 10 per cent was already anticipated.

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Philippines + 19 others
Typhoon Haiyan - Philippines: ECHO factsheet (as of 17 November 2013)

Key messages

• The European Commission has provided €20 million to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): €10 million in humanitarian aid to support emergency relief operations and €10 million to assist with recovery and rehabilitation.

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Somalia + 2 others
UK, Netherlands back project to improve Somalia’s border security

Somalia - IOM has received USD 2.5 million from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands to strengthen the technical and human resource management capacity of Somali migration agencies.

IOM will use the funds to improve the border management capacity of the Federal Government of Somalia and the Puntland authorities to help them to better manage migration to and through Somalia, and to improve technical data collection.

International Organization for Migration:

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Syria crisis - ECHO factsheet

Factsheet on Syria:

The number of people affected by this protracted crisis is estimated to be 6.8 million people.

Around 4.25 million people are reported to be displaced within Syria.

The number of refugees has now reached 1 683 901, with over 550 thousand in Lebanon alone..

The total humanitarian funding committed to the crisis is €682 million: €265 million from the EU and €417 from the Member States which includes in-kind contributions.

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World + 11 others
Asylum decisions in the EU27 EU Member States granted protection to more than 100 000 asylum seekers in 2012

Report
European Union

Reference: STAT/13/96 Event Date: 18/06/2013

Asylum decisions in the EU27

EU Member States granted protection to more than 100 000 asylum seekers in 2012

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Congo + 12 others
Evaluation de l’action de déblaiement et de dépollution des quartiers affectés par l’explosion du dépôt de munitions de Mpila à Brazzaville

Mandat

L’évaluation a été confié au Centre International de Déminage Humanitaire de Genève (CIDHG) agissant en partenariat avec le programme universitaire indépendant Small Arms Survey. Le mandat comprenait:

  • L'évaluation de l'efficacité des activités de dépollution de la zone de Mpila à Brazzaville;

  • L'évaluation des processus de coordination entre les autorités nationales, l'équipe de l’action contre les mines des Nations unies (UNMAT), les partenaires d'exécution, les bailleurs de fonds et les autres parties prenantes;

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Mali + 7 others
Mali: CAP Funding Snapshot (as of 20 February 2013)

The lack of funding poses serious constraints on humanitarian operations in Mali. Several clusters, such as education and logistics and emergency telecommunications, have received no funding so far.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Nepal + 9 others
Resettlement of Bhutan Refugees from Nepal Passes 75,000

Six-year-old Yagandra Kami flew to Pennsylvania in the USA on Wednesday, becoming the 75,000th refugee from Bhutan to be resettled from Nepal under a major programme launched in November 2007.

IOM Nepal Chief of Mission Maurizio Busatti and UNHCR Nepal Representative Stephane Jaquemet welcomed the milestone in the Nepali capital Kathmandu.

International Organization for Migration:

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World + 22 others
Le financement des programmes de la FAO en hausse de 28 pour cent

Le ralentissement économique pourrait affecter le niveau des cotisations futures

5 octobre 2012, Rome - Quelque 538 millions de dollars ont été mobilisés pour soutenir les programmes de la FAO au cours des huit premiers mois de 2012, soit une augmentation de 28 pour cent par rapport à la même période de l'année dernière, annonce aujourd'hui l'Organisation.

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La financiación para programas de la FAO crece un 28 por ciento

La recesión económica podría afectar a futuras contribuciones

5 Octubre 2012. Roma - La FAO ha anunciado que en los primeros ocho meses de 2012 sus programas recibieron un respaldo económico de más de 538 millones de dólares USA, lo que representa un incremento del 28 por ciento frente al mismo periodo del año pasado.

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Funding for FAO programmes up 28 percent

Economic downturn could affect level of future contributions

5 October 2012, Rome - Some $538 million was mobilized to support FAO programmes during the first eight months of 2012, representing a 28 percent increase on the same period last year, FAO announced today.

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UNHCR Syria Fact Sheet - June 2012 (EN/AR)

  • An overwhelming majority of Iraqi refugees 91.6% of refugees and asylum-seekers registered with UNHCR in Syria are from Iraq. The Government of Syria, which has continuously implemented a generous policy towards the stay of Iraqi refugees, estimates that the country hosts about one million Iraqis. 64.6% come from the region of Baghdad alone and 62.4% sought refuge in Syria five or more years ago. 35% of the 27,681 families registered are female-headed households.

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WFP’s Food Assistance to Population Affected by the Current Events in Syria

Emergency Operation (EMOP) No. 200339 Resourced: US$ 32 million Shortfall: US$ 27 million

Background:

  • In response to the current events in Syria, EMOP 200339 was launched to provide food assistance to affected populations living in areas that have been negatively impacted, directly or indirectly.

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World works together to destroy millions of cluster submunitions

Geneva, 19 April 2012: A conference on the global ban on cluster bombs has concluded with news that 650,000 cluster munitions stockpiled by States Parties, containing 68.2million explosive submunitions, have been destroyed.

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First global aid cut in 14 years will cost lives - Oxfam

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Oxfam

Hundreds of thousands of poor people will go without life-saving medicines and many more children will miss out on school because of the first cuts in global aid since 1997, Oxfam warned today as the OECD published its annual report showing how much donors give to poor countries.

Oxfam said the figures showed the importance of the UK sticking to its commitment to meet the target of giving 0.7 per cent of national income in aid next year. The OECD’s figures show a surprise fall in UK aid of $100m in real terms or 0.8 per cent between 2010-11.

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The Human Rights Trust Fund

A precious resource to boost work for human rights throughout Europe

A few years ago, the Norwegian government launched a project to give support to Council of Europe member countries in carrying out the work needed to implement the judgments of the Court of Human Rights. The initiative came from a realisation that many member states faced difficulties in changing their law or national practices simply because of financial or structural obstacles, and that what was needed was a structure to help with capacity building and expert support.

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Somalia + 6 others
Norway to support stabilisation in Somalia

Norway is to donate NOK 11 million to a new fund for Somalia. The international Stability Fund will improve the lives of Somalis by supporting local efforts to promote reconciliation.

“We would like to help bring about greater stability in Somalia by supporting development and the establishment of functioning authorities at the local level. People need to have access to health services and education,” said Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim.