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22 Jul 2015 description

Vienna, Austria, July 22, 2015. Over 30 partner countries stand to benefit from the latest round of financing approved at the 151st Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID).

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Grant funding totaling US$4.24m was also approved for the following:

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.

14 Jul 2015 description
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International Annual Report 2014
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Facts and Figures 2014

The 2014 International Annual Report of SOS Children's Villages, published today, presents risk factors for family breakdown and positive impacts of family strengthening, along with programme statistics and financial results.

In 2014, SOS Children’s Villages International provided sustained care for more than 439,000 children, young people and adults through its Family Strengthening and Family Based Care programmes.

SOS kindergartens, schools, vocational training centres and social centres provided education and learning opportunities for over 206,000 people.

09 Jul 2015 description
map Maplecroft

In recent weeks, the Turkey to Greece sea passage has surpassed the North Africa to Italy route in volume of migrants and asylum seekers attempting to reach Europe. Increasing numbers of refugees are fleeing extreme human security situations in Syria (ranked 1st and most at risk out of the 198 countries assessed in Verisk Maplecroft’s Human Rights Risk Index 2015), Iraq (3rd) and Afghanistan (5th), placing further pressures on a weakening Greek economy and struggling infrastructure.

07 Jul 2015 description
report ACMAD

Highlights

  • During July to October 2015, Below average precipitation is very likely over coastal part of Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria and Cameroon.

  • Near to below average precipitation is very likely over South Sudan, Uganda Western Ethiopia, North-East of DRC, Northern-west Kenya from July to October 2015.

  • Above average precipitation is likely over Senegal, Southern half of Mali, Southern Mauritania, over Burkina Faso, Western Niger and around lake Chad, from July to October 2015.

06 Jul 2015 description

Situation Générale en juin 2015, Prévision jusqu'à ’mi-août 2015

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée calme en juin. De bonnes pluies et au moins deux générations seront nécessaires pour que les effectifs augment cet été dans les aires de reproduction estivale traditionnelles du Sahel septentrional d'Afrique de l'ouest et du Soudan ainsi que de part et d'autre de la frontière indo-pakistanaise.

24 Jun 2015 description
report Kimse Yok Mu

Despite the significant decrease in the number of people who die from easily preventable diseases, third world countries are still plagued by diseases which can be cured cost-effectively. Our organization focuses on three different highly efficient strategies to save lives and help communities escape from the vicious cycle they are in. The categories under which we operate are cataract surgeries, hospital construction & administration and health scan programs.

23 Jun 2015 description
report European Union

FRONTEX

2015-06-23

Since the beginning of the year some 153 000 migrants were detected at Europe’s external borders. This represents a 149% increase when compared to the same pe­riod in 2014 when 61 500 migrants entered Europe.

In May the total number of detections rose by 26% in relation to April and reached 50 500. Considering seasonal trends, it is expected that the migratory pressure will continue to increase during the summer period on all routes.

23 Jun 2015 description

IOM Launches Study: “Migration Trends Across the Mediterranean: Connecting the Dots”

Egypt - Altai Consulting and IOM today launch “Migration Trends across the Mediterranean: Connecting the Dots”.

Based on unique and in-depth qualitative research in countries along the Western and Central Mediterranean routes, the study adds new insights to the ongoing debate over migration across the Mediterranean.

22 Jun 2015 description

11 juin 2015, 19:18 UTC

En expulsant deux experts d’Amnesty International, les autorités marocaines tentent d’entraver des recherches légitimes sur les droits humains et de museler toute critique dans le pays, a déclaré Amnesty International.

12 Jun 2015 description

11 June 2015, 19:18 UTC

The expulsion of two Amnesty International experts from Morocco is a blatant attempt to prevent legitimate human rights research and muzzle criticism in the country, said Amnesty International.

Moroccan police held John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s Director for Europe and Central Asia and Irem Arf, Refugee and Migrant Rights Researcher, separately today. Both had their passports confiscated and were questioned at police stations in Rabat and Oujda, respectively, before they were put on separate flights to London and Paris.

09 Jun 2015 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Violent storms started on the evening of 23 November 2014 have caused widespread flooding and flood several Wadis (river) in the south of the country. The storms were still ongoing on Sunday 23 November late afternoon and an awareness bulletin remained in effect until Monday the 24th of November noon, according to the national meteorology.

04 Jun 2015 description

Situation Générale en mai 2015, Prévision jusqu'à ’mi-juillet 2015

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée calme en mai. Aucune reproduction significative n'a eu lieu cette année dans les aires de reproduction printanière de l'Afrique du nord ouest, de la péninsule arabique et de l’Asie du sud-ouest, ou la végétation a continue a se dessécher.

04 Jun 2015 description

A second amendment of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) to implement the cooperation program between Morocco and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) related to the voluntary return and reintegration in origin countries of illegal immigrants in Morocco was signed, on Monday in Rabat, by minister delegate for the interior Cherki Drais and IOM director general William Lacy Swing.

This is an amendment of the memorandum of understanding dated June 11, 2007, concluded between the interior ministry and the IOM, said the ministry in a statement.

04 Jun 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Above-average cereal harvest forecast in 2015 following timely and abundant rains

  • Despite below-average 2014 crop, wheat imports seen lower in just ending 2014/15 marketing year (July/June) due to high carryover stocks

  • Food inflation remains moderate

03 Jun 2015 description

Le Roi Mohammed VI, a procédé, mardi au Centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) de Yopougon à Abidjan en présence du Premier ministre ivoirien, Daniel Kablan Duncan, à la remise d’un don royal de deux tonnes de médicaments pour le traitement des infections opportunistes liées au Sida, au profit du ministère de la Santé et de la Lutte contre le Sida.

03 Jun 2015 description

General Situation during May 2015 Forecast until mid-July 2015

The Desert Locust situation remained calm during May. No significant breeding occurred this year in the spring breeding areas of Northwest Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and Southwest Asia where vegetation continues to dry out. During the forecast period, low numbers of solitarious adults are likely to appear in parts of the vast summer breeding areas in the northern Sahel, stretching from Mauritania to western Eritrea as well as along both sides of the Indo-Pakistan border.

03 Jun 2015 description
North Africa - version 2
Technical Annex - version 2

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 13 000 000

0. PURPOSE OF THE AMENDMENT

May 2015 – Modification No. 1