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World + 25 others
IDMC Annual report 2014

From the director

I had the pleasure of joining the IDMC team in 2013, taking the helm from Kate Halff, who after four years of the excellent work and dedicated service, left the organisation in May.

2013 was another year of turmoil for many. Conflicts and disasters worldwide forced millions of people to flee their homes, leaving many stuck in limbo within the borders of their own country.

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

This revised regional Appeal seeks a total of CHF 49.2m to support the Lebanese Red Cross, Palestine Red Crescent – Lebanon Branch, Jordan Red Crescent, and Iraq Red Crescent in delivering assistance to over 479,350 people in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. With some CHF 12m of multilateral contributions received, and CHF 9.9m that reflects the value of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) bi-lateral component, the net request amounts to a total of CHF 27.2 Mil.

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Lebanon + 2 others
Humanitarian Bulletin Lebanon Issue 2 | 16 April - 31 May 2014

Lebanon hosts more than one million Syrian refugees and over 53,000 Palestine refugees from Syria. Such number of refugees puts pressure on public services, natural resources and host communities.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Palestine - Winter Storm (MDRPS008) DREF Operation Update n° 01

Period covered by this update:
10 December 2013 to 10 February 2014.

Summary:

CHF150,817 CHF was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 16th of December 2013 to support the Palestine Red Crescent Society(PRCS)in delivering assistance to some 6,000 beneficiaries, and to replenish the used contingency stocks.

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Egypt + 17 others
Long Term Planning Framework Middle East and North Africa zone 2012-2015

  1. Who are we?
    The MENA Zone consists of three regions (North Africa, Middle East and the Gulf). IFRC has Regional Representations for North Africa (based in Tunis) and for the Gulf (based in Amman), as well as Country Representations currently in Yemen, Iraq, Palestine, and Syria.
    The Zone Office is based in Beirut.

  2. What is our mission?
    At all levels, the support the MENA Zone will provide to the NSs aims to achieve two overarching objectives:

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Long Term Planning Framework 2012-2015

  1. Who are we?
    The International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (the Federation / IFRC) team in Palestine includes a Federation Representative, an Organisational Development delegate for Youth Action and Volunteering Development and a Finance & Administration Officer.
    The office is embedded in the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Headquarters located in Ramallah (Al-Bireh), Palestine. The team is part of the MENA Zone business centre.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Long Term Planning Framework 2012-2015 Lebanon

  1. Who are we?
    IFRC’s overall support which includes capacity building and disaster management support to the Lebanese Red Cross (LRC) is coordinated from the MENA Zone Office, currently based in Beirut.

  2. What is our mission?
    In the implementation of its mission in Lebanon, IFRC closely works and supports the LRC to develop itself as a strong NS with solid and sustainable capacities to provide humanitarian and social development services.

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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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United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination team for Disaster Preparedness Assessment concludes its mission in Palestine [EN/AR]

At the request of the State of Palestine and the UN Humanitarian and Resident Coordinator, a United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team for Disaster Preparedness Assessment has just concluded its mission in Palestine to review the national disaster management system. The mission reviewed existing national and local coordination structures, legal frameworks, and capacities for disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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World + 16 others
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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World + 33 others
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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World + 33 others
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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World + 9 others
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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Yemen + 11 others
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:

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

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World + 4 others
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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World + 2 others
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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World + 16 others
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