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30 Jan 2015 description

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Friday 1/30/2015 - 14:27 GMT |

At least six would-be migrants drowned when their boat capsized near Melilla, the Spanish enclave in Morocco, authorities said Friday.

Another 10 people were rescued from the water after the boat overturned off the Moroccan town of Nador, five kilometres (three miles) from Melilla.

The vessel was said to be carrying 20 would-be migrants and two smugglers.

20 Jan 2015 description

MSF calls on GSK and Pfizer to slash pneumo vaccine price to $5 per child for poor countries ahead of donor meeting

New MSF report reveals countries struggle with skyrocketing vaccine prices amidst market shrouded in secrecy

London, 20 January 2015—Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) today called on pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Pfizer to slash the price of the pneumococcal vaccine to US$5 per child in developing countries, ahead of a major vaccination donor conference in Berlin.

13 Jan 2015 description
report IRIN

NADOR, 13 janvier 2015 (IRIN) - Fin 2014, une image a beaucoup circulé sur Internet. On y voit deux golfeuses, vêtues de blanc sur un luxueux parcours de golf, qui semblent faire abstraction de la présence en arrière-plan d’une dizaine de migrants qui tentent de passer en Europe en escaladant la barrière grillagée qui marque la frontière.

09 Jan 2015 description
report IRIN

NADOR, 9 January 2015 (IRIN) - Late last year an image went viral. In it two golfers, dressed in white on lush green fairways, appear oblivious as in the background around a dozen migrants try to scale a border fence in an attempt to enter Europe. The migrants were climbing from the sleepy and conservative coastal north Moroccan town of Nador, trying to enter Melilla, one of two Spanish territories inside the North African country. It shone a light on Morocco’s struggles to manage its migrant population and attempts by Spain to further seal its borders.

08 Jan 2015 description

After an intense training in life-like disaster conditions, the team members are ready to search through rubble with one goal: save as many lives as possible.

Read the full story on the OCHA website

04 Jan 2015 description

General Situation during December 2014 Forecast until mid-February 2015

31 Dec 2014 description

L’opération "RIAYA" pour le renforcement de la couverture sanitaire des zones sinistrées par les intempéries et les zones rurales enclavées a permis, depuis son lancement le 15 décembre et jusqu’au 25 courant, l’organisation de 367 visites de terrain des unités médicales mobiles et de 11 caravanes médicales multidisciplinaires, avec respectivement quelque 30.925 et 7.350 prestations sanitaires fournies.

30 Dec 2014 description

Madrid, Spain | Tuesday 12/30/2014 - 12:18 GMT

More than 100 migrants on Tuesday managed to scale the six-metre fence surrounding the Spanish exclave of Melilla to enter the territory while around 40 remained perched on the barrier, officials said.

Some 200 people tried to storm into the territory that lies in northern Morocco -- which together with the nearby exclave of Ceuta have Europe's only land borders with Africa -- in the early morning hours, Melilla police said in a statement.

24 Dec 2014 description

Les variétés améliorées doivent aller de pair avec des systèmes agricoles respectueux de l'environnement, conviennent des experts internationaux

19 décembre 2014, Rome – Les systèmes d'exploitation à base de céréales doivent entamer la transition vers l'agriculture durable si l'on veut qu'ils répondent un jour à une demande inégalée de maïs, de riz et de blé. Tel est l'un des messages clés d'une réunion, cette semaine à la FAO, d'un groupe d'éminents experts internationaux.

15 Dec 2014 description

Rabat, Morocco | AFP | Monday 12/15/2014 - 11:20 GMT

Four people have died in house collapses as new storms swept across Morocco at the weekend, a month after flooding killed nearly 50, the authorities said on Monday.

Wind and torrential rain battered a large part of the North African nation, with two people killed when three homes were destroyed in commercial capital Casablanca.

Emergency workers in the city of five million recovered two bodies from the ruins but also managed to pull out one person alive, authorities in the city said.

11 Dec 2014 description

L'Entraide Nationale poursuit, pour la 3ème journée consécutive, la distribution d'aides à la population de la province de Guelmim affectée par les inondations survenues suite aux récentes précipitations torrentielles.

Au cours de cette opération, lancée du 8 au 12 décembre courant, il sera procédé à la distribution de 300 lots de produits alimentaires de base, des couvertures, des matelas et des vêtements, indique un communiqué de la délégation régionale de l'Entraide Nationale.

05 Dec 2014 description

SUMMARY

The Desert Locust (SGR1 ) situation deteriorated along the Red Sea coast in the central outbreak region during November. Aerial and ground operations treated swarms and groups of adults and hoppers on close to 83,000 ha in Sudan during this month. A few adult locusts were detected on the Gulf of Aden & the Red Sea coastal plains in Yemen the last week of November. No locusts were reported in Ethiopia, Oman or Somalia and no reports were received from Eritrea or Saudi Arabia during this period (DLCO-EA, DLMCC/Yemen, LCC/Oman, PPD/Sudan).

04 Dec 2014 description

The cost of the restoration of the roads damaged by the recent floods is estimated at over 103 million dollars, Minister of Equipment, Transport and Logistics, Aziz Rebbah said on Tuesday.

Speaking at a Lower House session on the floods’ impact on infrastructure, Rebbah said that the road network in the flood-stricken areas is of 62,000 kilometers, of which 19,000 kilometers are untarred, as well as 7500 bridges including 505 that have been completely submerged by water.

03 Dec 2014 description

General Situation during November 2014 Forecast until January 2015

03 Dec 2014 description
report Qatar Charity

A Qatar Charity delegation arrived in the Kingdom of Morocco late last week in order to conduct a humanitarian needs assessment in the south-eastern regions of the country, in light of the recent heavy rains and resulting floods.

02 Dec 2014 description

By Soraya Dali-Balta, IFRC

The winter season has hit Morocco this year with full force as heavy rains and floods invaded numerous southern cities and towns, causing numerous deaths and leading to a severe damage in the country’s infrastructure.

02 Dec 2014 description

Ministère de l’Intérieur: La forte mobilisation des autorités a permis d’atténuer les retombées des intempéries et sauver plusieurs vies humaines

Conformément aux Très Hautes Instructions de SM Le Roi Mohammed VI, Que Dieu L’assiste, la forte mobilisation des autorités locales, des forces de sécurité, des FAR, de la Gendarmerie Royale et de la Protection Civile a permis d’atténuer les retombées des intempéries et sauver plusieurs vies humaines, indique mardi un communiqué du ministère de l’Intérieur.

02 Dec 2014 description

Floods Impacts Mitigated, Lives Saved Thanks To Full Mobilisation Of Authorities

The full mobilization of local authorities, Royal Armed Forces, Royal Gendarmerie and the Civil Protection, set in motion upon royal instructions, helped mitigate the impact of the recent floods in Morocco and rescue lives, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

02 Dec 2014 description

Rabat, Maroc | AFP | lundi 01/12/2014 - 22:18 GMT

Onze personnes sont décédées dans les intempéries des derniers jours au Maroc, une semaine après une précédente tempête qui avait fait au moins 36 morts, a annoncé lundi soir la chaîne publique 2M, citant une "source autorisée", en l'absence de bilan officiel.

Auparavant, la presse écrite avait évoqué jusqu'à sept morts à la suite de ces pluies torrentielles, les pires des "trente dernières années", selon le quotidien L'Economiste.