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World + 69 others
CrisisWatch N°134 - 1 October 2014

The U.S. expanded its aerial campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in late September with strikes in Syria’s north and east. The operation, which targets both IS and fighters linked to al-Qaeda’s central leadership and the affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, risks alienating other rebel groups in Syria and strengthening support for IS.

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Madagascar + 21 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for August with a Forecast till Mid-October, 2014

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The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained calm in winter, spring and summer breeding areas in the western outbreak region in August and only low density adults were reported in Mauritania, Niger and Chad, and a similar situation is highly likely in northern Mali where the ongoing security situation continuous undermining survey operations. No locusts were reported in Algeria, Libya, Morocco or Tunisia during this month.

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Morocco + 4 others
Régularisation de 5.742 immigrés en situation illégale au Maroc et acceptation de 549 demandes d'asile

Le nombre des demandes acceptées de régularisation de la situation administrative des étrangers en situation illégale au Maroc s'élève, selon les résultats provisoires de l'opération extraordinaire de régularisation, à 5.742 demandes, soit 32 pc du total des demandes enregistrées.

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Spain + 1 other
Espagne-Maroc : les frontières avant les peuples

Madrid, le 2 septembre 2014 – Un rapport spécial intitulé «Vidas en la Frontera Sur» (Des vies sur la frontière méridionale) basé sur deux missions d'observations menées sur la frontière entre l'Espagne et le Maroc, demande au gouvernement espagnol et à l'Union Européenne de faire passer les droits humains avant la sécurité des frontières. Le rapport et les recommandations ont été soumis à l'Ombudsman espagnol à la fin du mois de juillet.

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Spain + 1 other
Spain-Morocco: borders before people

Madrid, 2 September 2014 – A special report Vidas en la Frontera Sur (Lives at the Southern Borders) based on two fact-finding missions to the Spanish borders with Morocco, calls on the Spanish government and the European Union to put human rights before border security. The report and recommendations were submitted to the Spanish Ombudsman at the end of July.

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World + 66 others
CrisisWatch N°133 - 1 September 2014

The fight for control of Libya between the Misrata-led Islamist-leaning coalition and the Zintan-led forces is escalating by the day. Hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced in over six weeks of clashes and heavy artillery fire. The Misrata side emerged victorious in the battle over Tripoli’s international airport, taking control of the capital, and made advances around Benghazi, but the larger political divide remains unresolved.

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ROMENA: Regional Humanitarian Funding Update (28 August 2014) [EN/AR]

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SITUATION OVERVIEW

Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 1.74 billion, the largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 692 million, followed by Palestine with US$ 271 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 40.1% funded with a 59.9% shortfall. Iraq SRP was over funded by 81.2%.

The Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Regional Response Plan for Syrian Refugees (RRP) jointly requested US$ 6.02 billion. The total amount received is US$ 2.41 billion (40%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 3.61 billion (60%).

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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GIEWS Country Brief: Morocco 25-August-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Below-average cereal harvest in 2014 following inadequate soil moisture in the southern—most parts

  • Wheat imports expected to decrease in 2014/15

  • Food inflation remains moderate

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Two Moroccan Planes Carrying Relief For Gazans Arrive In Egypt

Two Moroccan planes carrying humanitarian aid for populations in the Gaza strip arrived on Monday at the Egyptian military airport of Al-Ismailia (East).

This is the second consignment of relief ordered by HM King Mohammed VI to alleviate the sufferings of Palestinians who are facing a barbaric offensive by the Israeli army.

This humanitarian aid includes rice, powdered milk, medical equipment (wheelchairs, beds, crutches..) and hygiene products.

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Morocco + 2 others
Arrivée en Egypte de deux avions marocains transportant des aides humanitaires destinées à la population de Gaza

Deux avions marocains transportant des aides humanitaires destinées à la population de la Bande Gaza sont arrivés lundi après-midi à l'aéroport militaire égyptien d'Al-Ismaïlia (est).

Il s'agit d'un nouveau lot du soutien humanitaire ordonné par SM le Roi Mohammed VI pour alléger les souffrances du peuple palestinien, qui fait face à une agression sauvage de l'armée israélienne.

Cette nouvelle aide humanitaire porte essentiellement sur du riz et du lait en poudre outre des équipements médicaux (fauteuils roulants, béquilles, lits ...) et des produits d'hygiène.

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Spain + 1 other
Halt Summary Pushbacks to Morocco

Investigate Beatings of Migrants at Enclave’s Border

(Berlin, August 18, 2014) – Spain should immediately halt summary returns of migrants to Morocco from its North African enclave, Melilla, Human Rights Watch said today. Spain should also investigate evidence that Guardia Civil officers beat migrants at the border fence.

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Moroccan Relief Airlifted For Palestinian People Continues

Three other planes of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), carrying humanitarian aid for Palestinians, arrived on Sunday at the Egyptian military airport of Al-Ismailia (140 km from Cairo) as part of the Moroccan airlift, upon the orders of HM King Mohammed VI, to alleviate the sufferings of populations who are facing a barbaric Israeli offensive.

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World + 17 others
FACT SHEET: U.S.-African Cooperation on Food Security

Since coming into office in the midst of a global financial and food crisis, President Obama has made food security a foreign policy priority. Building on commitments first made by African leaders at the African Union (AU) Summit in Maputo in 2003, the President led the G-8 in 2009 in launching a global food security initiative in L’Aquila, Italy and then shortly after launched Feed the Future which invests assistance in countries’ national food security plans, promotes agricultural research and innovation, and helps build the capacity of our partners.

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World + 70 others
CrisisWatch N°132 - 1 August 2014

Increasing Israeli-Palestinian tensions culminated in Israel launching "Operation Protective Edge" in Gaza in early July (see our latest report and commentary). The assault, which started as an aerial campaign and was later extended to include ground operations, reportedly killed more than 1,400 Palestinians throughout the month while 64 Israelis were killed in clashes inside the Gaza Strip and by Hamas rocket fire. Several attempts at reaching a ceasefire agreement failed in July.

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HM The King's Humanitarian Assistance To Palestinians, A Considerable Contribution To Alleviate Sufferings

The initiative taken by HM King Mohammed VI to grant an emergency humanitarian aid, worth USD 5 million, to the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip will significantly contribute to alleviate their sufferings resulting from Israelis' military assaults, said secretary general of the Palestinian information ministry Mahmoud Khalifa.

The Palestinian official told MAP that the Royal support will serve to buy medicine and other medical equipment for the Gaza hospitals, expressing the Palestinians respect for this welcome initiative.

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Burundi + 6 others
Tdh’s interventions in East and North Africa [EN/FR]

In East and North Africa, Terre des hommes (Tdh) helps vulnerable children build a better future. In particular, the Foundation assists working children by offering services to enable them to get access to education and a better work environment. Tdh also makes employers and local communities more aware of the risks of exploitation. Mechanisms for identifying, guiding and monitoring the most vulnerable children (orphans, migrants, etc.) are put in place. And finally, Tdh works to strengthen the judicial system for minors by way of advocacy, workshops and training courses.

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Factsheet: The UK's humanitarian aid response to the Syria crisis and region (15 July 2014)

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £600 million to provide support including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.

SUPPORT INSIDE SYRIA

The UK has allocated £299 million to help people affected by the conflict across Syria, including in opposition held and contested areas.

UK aid has provided food for up to 385,000 people a month across Syria through the World Food Programme (WFP).

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Morocco donates 5 million USD to the Gaza Strip through the PRCS

(Al Bireh – 14/7/2014): The PRCS president, Dr. Younis Al Khatib, extends his appreciation and thanks to the kingdom of Morocco for their generous donation to the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip who are living under the Israeli attacks for the 8th day.

Dr. Al Khatib added that the king and people of Morocco have been always supporting the Palestinians over the years in various areas particularly in the humanitarian field through the PRCS.

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