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Humanitarian Bulletin Syria Issue 45 | 13 – 26 March 2014 [EN/AR]

Limited access enabled aid to reach besieged and previously inaccessible areas. Rapid site observations and a preliminary assessment show that the humanitarian situation is dire across all sectors.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Natural Disasters in the Middle East and North Africa: A Regional Overview

The interplay of natural disasters, rapid urbanization, water scarcity, and climate change has emerged as a serious challenge for policy and planning.

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2014 Action humanitaire de l’UNICEF pour les enfants - Vue d’ensemble

L'UNICEF demande 2,2 milliards de dollars É.-U. pour aider 59 millions d'enfants en situation d'urgence

Le plus important appel d’urgence jamais lancé. Près de 40 pour cent à destination de la Syrie et la région

GENÈVE, 21 février 2014 – L’UNICEF a demandé aujourd'hui près de 2,2 milliards de dollars É.-U. pour apporter une aide humanitaire vitale à 85 millions de personnes, dont 59 millions d'enfants, en 2014. Ces personnes vivent dans 50 pays en conflit ou frappés par des catastrophes naturelles et autres situations d'urgence complexes.

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Acción Humanitaria para la Infancia 2014 Resumen

59 millones de niños viven en situaciones de emergencia en 50 países

UNICEF necesita 2.200 millones de dólares para ayudar a estos niños y sus familias. Es su mayor llamamiento de emergencia de la historia y casi un 40% responde a las necesidades de Siria y la región

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Reinforcing civil protection cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean region

To further promote international cooperation on civil protection, the Commission hosted a high-level conference today and announced the renewed Euro-Med Programme for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to natural and man-made Disasters (PPRD South II). The second round of this EU-funded programme will run until end of 2016, further supporting the Mediterranean partner countries (Algeria, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria [1], and Tunisia) in their cooperation with the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.

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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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Middle East and North Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 11 | November - December 2013 [EN/AR]

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Highlights

  • The global humanitarian response in 2014 aims to reach at least 52 million people with essential life-saving assistance in 17 affected countries.

  • There has been significant advance in reducing disaster risk in the region since the adoption, in 2005, of the International Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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L'Assemblée demande aux négociateurs du programme de développement pour l'après-2015 de reconnaître l'importance de renforcer la résilience face aux catastrophes

Assemblée générale AG/11471 Soixante-huitième session
67e séance plénière – matin

L’Assemblée générale a adopté, ce matin sans vote, une série de résolutions relatives à la coordination de l’aide humanitaire et a demandé aux négociateurs du programme de développement pour l’après-2015 d’accorder l’importance qu’il mérite au renforcement de la résilience des pays et des communautés face aux catastrophes naturelles.

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Assemblée : plaidoyer pour que la résilience des pays et des communautés soit au cœur des efforts contre les catastrophes naturelles

AG/11470 Assemblée générale Soixante-huitième session 66e séance plénière – après-midi

Les catastrophes naturelles comptent parmi les principaux obstacles au développement, a prévenu aujourd’hui le représentant du Pakistan qui, avec d’autres, a souligné l’importance d’accorder une attention prioritaire à la résilience des pays et des communautés.

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Rapport du Secrétaire général sur la protection des civils en période de conflit armé (S/2013/689)

I. Introduction

  1. Faisant suite à la demande que le Président du Conseil de sécurité a formulée dans sa déclaration en date du 12 février 2013 (S/PRST/2013/2), j’ai l’honneur de présenter mon dixième rapport sur la protection des civils en période de conflit armé.

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Lebanon + 4 others
Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq: Population Movement Revised Emergency Appeal MDR81003

This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 27,551,695 in cash, in kind, or services out of a total budget of CHF 43,576,276 to support the National Societies in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq (including the PRCS branch in Lebanon) in assisting approximately 291,880 people (58,376 families) (116,000 people in Lebanon, 123,900 in Jordan, and 51,980 in Iraq), for eight months, until the end of June 2014. Part of this Appeal budget includes support received by the IFRC from its National Societies through the deployment of an Emergency Response Unit (ERU) at an estimated value of CHF 9,964,048

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VOICE Out Loud Newsletter Issue 18: Whose emergency is it anyway ? The role of local actors

Combining the contextualised knowledge and experience of local partners with the expertise of international agencies can substantially improve the effectiveness of humanitarian aid.

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PRCS holds the National Disaster Response Team Camp for the first time in Gaza Strip

Gaza – The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) opened the National Disaster Response Team (NDRT) camp in its branches in Gaza Strip for the first time, with the participation of its volunteers and some workers from the Civil Defense and the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) in the city of Al-Zahra’ in the Gaza Strip.

Palestine Red Crescent Society:

Copyright © Palestine Red Crescent Society

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Décision d’exécution de la Commission du 14.8.2013 modifiant la décision d’exécution C(2012) 9883 de la Commission du 4.1.2013 relative au financement des priorités opérationnelles de l’aide umanitaire sur le budget général 2013 de l’Union européenne

LA COMMISSION EUROPÉENNE,

vu le traité sur le fonctionnement de l’Union européenne,

vu le règlement (CE) nº 1257/96 du Conseil du 20 juin 1996 concernant l’aide humanitaire1 (ci-après le «règlement concernant l’aide humanitaire»), et notamment son article 2, en particulier le point c), son article 4 et son article 15, paragraphes 2 et 3,

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Commission Implementing Decision of 14.8.2013 amending Commission Implementing Decision C(2012)9883 of 04.01.2013 on the financing of humanitarian aid operational priorities from the 2013 general budget of the European Union (ECHO/WWD/BUD/2013/01000)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 ("the Humanitarian Aid Regulation"), and in particular Article 2, notably 2 (c), Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2001/822/EC of 27 November 2001 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Community ("Overseas Association Decision")2 , and in particular Articles 21 and 30 thereof,

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Agreement with Jordan

Switzerland signed today, Tuesday, July 9th 2013, with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan an agreement for Humanitarian Assistance, Technical and Financial Cooperation. This agreement will reinforce the ties of friendship between the two countries and will contribute to a deepening of the bilateral relations.

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An Overview of Global Humanitarian Action at Mid-Year 2013 [EN/AR]

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Global humanitarian action at mid-2013 has entered uncharted territory in terms of the number of people needing help and resources still to be secured, mainly because of the Syria crisis.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Remarks by Humanitarian Coordinator James W. Rawley, June 2013

Remarks by Humanitarian Coordinator James W. Rawley, on the occasion of the opening ofworkshop “Palestine International Assistance Awareness Workshop”

Ramallah, 17 June 2013

Sabah el kheir!
Brigadier Mohammed Issa Representatives from the Ministries Representatives of the donor countries and organizations, including Red Crescentand Red Cross Movement committed to the preparedness agenda Colleagues from the HCT and from OCHA Geneva, Cairo and MSB (Swedish Civil Contingency Agencies)

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FAO-European Union - A shared goal of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

Standard living conditions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip remain far below those prior to the beginning of the Second Intifada in 2000. Access to water is one of the largest problems.