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Algeria + 1 other
North Africa Appeal No. MAA82001 Programme Update No. 1

In brief

Programme purpose: The International Federation North Africa representation serves to support and build capacities within the National Societies of the North Africa region (Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco) in order to respond to the humanitarian challenges faced in the region. It aims to provide effective coordination of programme and consistent support on governance and management, communication, advocacy, resource mobilisation and capacity development.

The disaster management programme aims

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Afghanistan + 12 others
Middle East and North Africa Zone: Zonal Plan 2010-2011 (MAA80003)

Executive summary

This plan displays the main areas of intervention of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Zone Office. It builds on the country context and supports the plans, needs and ambitions of the National Societies of MENA region. The MENA Zone Office functions as a platform for International Federation and Movement cooperation among the National Societies of the region and their partners. The National Societies and the Zone Office are connected through networks, communities of practice, zone-wide strategies and a high level strategic dialogue. The Zone Office

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Algeria + 4 others
North Africa Regional Plan 2010-2011 (MAA82001)

Executive summary

The North Africa region, made up of Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, is economically diverse with rich, resource abundant economies like Algeria and Libya and countries that are resource scarce relative to their population size such as Egypt and Morocco. The five North African middle income countries are generally on track in achieving the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target by 2015, but still face significant rural and urban disparities in health outcomes and gaps in health coverage.

Like other regions, North Africa is facing

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Algeria + 18 others
USAID/OFDA South, West, and North Africa Disaster Risk Reduction Fact Sheet #1 (FY 2009)

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

BACKGROUND

Many countries in Africa are beset by a range of disasters, from complex emergencies to drought, floods, cyclones, and earthquakes. Climate variability, rapid population growth, environmental and natural resource degradation, lack of economic development, and rapid urbanization further compound the risks by increasing populations' vulnerability to disasters. During the last two decades, cities across Africa have rapidly

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Algeria + 7 others
Middle East and North Africa Zone: Appeal No. MAA80003 - Programme Update No. 1

This report covers the period 01 January 2009 to 30 June 2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: The overall goal of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) zone office is to encourage, mobilise and coordinate contributions towards the achievement of the International Federation's Global Agenda (GA) Goals. The strategy of the zone office focuses on key areas where National Red Cross/Red Crescent (RC/RC) Societies can make a tangible difference by utilizing and sharing regional resources and expertise and engaging in a strategic dialogue on humanitarian policies

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Algeria + 6 others
Africa wants $67 bln a year in global warming funds

- Africa seeks unity ahead of Copenhagen talks

- Climate change seen hitting poor nations hardest

By Tsegaye Tadesse

ADDIS ABABA, Aug 24 (Reuters) - African leaders will ask rich nations for $67 billion per year from 2020 to cushion the impact of global warming on the world's poorest continent, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Monday.

Environment and agriculture ministers from several nations are meeting at African Union (AU) headquarters in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to try to agree a common stance before

Reuters - AlertNet:



For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.trust.org/alertnet

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Algeria + 9 others
Feature: Aid workers face puzzle of keeping funds flowing when donor support ebbs

Report
UN News Service
It is one of the most difficult problems the United Nations faces in tackling humanitarian crises - how to maintain momentum when the media klieg lights have gone elsewhere, or generate it when they were never there in the first place.

The cameras move on from relaying searing footage of the starving masses, the dying and the homeless, they fly off to the next crisis du jour, and donor attention takes flight with them; funding ebbs, but the masses still starve, still die, are still homeless.

"It's an intractable issue, that's

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Algeria: Floods in Ghardaia Emergency Appeal No. MDRDZ001 Final Report

Period covered by this Final Report: 17 October 2008 to 30 April, 2009;

Appeal target (current): CHF 809,626 (USD 747,065 or EUR 530,775);

Final Appeal coverage: 33%;

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 17 October 2008 for CHF 809,626 (USD 747,065 or EUR 530,775) for 6 months to assist 2,513 families (12,000 beneficiaries).

- CHF 187,166 was initially allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 15 October 2008 to support the Algerian Red Crescent Society (Algerian

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Algeria + 6 others
North Africa: Appeal No. MAA82001 - Annual Report 2009

This report covers the period 01/01/2008 to 31/12/2008.

Programme purpose: The International Federation's North Africa regional representation, in line with the Global Agenda Goals of the International Federation, continues to provide essential support in facilitating the development of the five National Societies in the North Africa region. This is being achieved by building their capacities and providing technical support to the four core areas of disaster management, health and care, capacity development, and promotion of Fundamental Principles and Humanitarian Values.

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Algeria + 7 others
Middle East and North Africa Zone: Appeal No. MAA80003 - Annual Report 2008

This report covers the period 01/01/2008 to 31/12/2008.

Programme purpose: The overall goal of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) zone office is to encourage, mobilise and coordinate contributions towards the achievement of the International Federation's Global Agenda (GA) Goals. The strategy of the zone office focuses on key areas where National Red Cross/Red Crescent (RC/RC) Societies can make a tangible difference by utilizing and sharing regional resources and expertise and engaging in a strategic dialogue on humanitarian policies

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Algeria + 4 others
North Africa Appeal No. MAA82001 Programme Update

This report covers the period 01/01/2008 to 30/06/2008.

In brief

Programmes purpose: The regional support plan 2008-2009, in line with the Global Agenda (GA) Goals of the International Federation, focuses on facilitating the development of the five National Societies in the North Africa region by building their capacities and providing technical support to the four core areas of disaster management, health and care, capacity development, and promotion of Fundamental Principles and Humanitarian Values.

Programmes summary: Political and social

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Algeria: Floods in Ghardaia Emergency Appeal No. MDRDZ001 Operations Update No. 1

GLIDE No. FF-2008-00178-DZA

Period covered by this Ops Update: 17 October to 20 December, 2008

Appeal target: CHF 809,626 (USD 716,690 or EUR 531,950)

Appeal coverage: 16%;

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 17 October 2008 for CHF 809,626 (USD 716,690 or EUR 531,950) for six months to assist 2,513 families (12,000 beneficiaries).

- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 187,166 (USD 165,800 or EUR 121,690) was allocated from the International Federation's DREF to respond to the immediate needs.

Summary: Despite a very low coverage

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Afghanistan + 8 others
Humanitarian Update: Regional Office for the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, Oct 2008

Highlights

Several countries in the Middle East and North Africa region have experienced unprecedented flooding in the past month. At the end of October, floods in the Eastern provinces of Yemen displaced approximately 20-25,000 people, severe floods hit East- and North-Eastern Morocco, and heavy rains and subsequent flooding in Iran have caused significant damage to infrastructure. At the beginning of the month, Algeria also experienced the worst flooding for decades, affecting approximately 11,800 families. The Algerian and Saharawian Red Crescent Societies have issued appeals;

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Morocco + 4 others
North Africa: Plan 2009-2010 (MAA82001)

Executive summary

The regional support plan for North Africa for 2009-2010, in line with the Global Agenda Goals of the International Federation, focuses on facilitating the development of the five National Societies by building their capacities and providing technical support to the four core programmes of disaster management, health and care, the Fundamental Principles and humanitarian values as well as organizational development. Assistance will be provided at regional level through knowledge sharing, exchanges of best practices, and strengthening of effective networks.

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Algérie/Ghardaïa : après l'alluvion, mérites de l'ancien système d'irrigation mozabite

Les rues utilisées comme des canaux d'écoulement, un micro-système de canalisation construit avec des roseaux coupés en deux, de petits puits en céramique pour dévier le flux des eaux et, quand le fleuve se réveille avec des crues inattendues, les conduits de grands bassins artificiels s'ouvrent pour accumuler les réserves et absorber jusqu'à la dernière goutte d'eau : tel est le système génial et ancestral mis au point par les Mozabites - dans la lignée de la race berbère, aux traditions religieuses rigoureuses - pour irriguer la longue et étroite vallée du
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Algeria: Floods in Ghardaia Emergency Appeal No. MDRDZ001

FF-2008-000178-DZA

This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 809,626 (USD 716,690 or EUR 531,950) in cash, kind, or services to support the Algerian Red Crescent (Algerian RC) to assist 2,513 families (12,000 beneficiaries) for six months.

CHF 187,166 (USD 165,800 or EUR 121,690) was allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support this operation. Unearmarked funds to replenish DREF are encouraged.

Floods caused by heavy rains have killed 89 people, injured 50, and left many thousands homeless in and around the

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Algeria floods and mudslides

Marie-Françoise Borel

Torrential rains ravaged central Algeria in early October, causing devastating mudslides which left dozens of people dead and injured and many thousands homeless. The region of Ghardaia is located in a desert area, some 600 kilometres south of the capital, Algiers.

More than 450 Algerian Red Crescent volunteers were on the spot immediately following the disaster, working in close collaboration with governmental civil defence teams, to evacuate people, provide first aid and distribute emergency relief. Algerian Red Crescent used its own

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Algeria: Floods in Ghardaia DREF Operation No. MDRDZ001

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the International Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation's disaster response system and increases the ability of National Societies to respond to disasters.

CHF 187,166 (USD 165,800 or EUR 121,690) has been allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief

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Algérie : Les victimes des inondations augmentent, la situation est grave dans le Sud

Le bilan des personnes ayant trouvé la mort dans les inondations provoquées par les pluies torrentielles qui affectent le pays depuis le 28 septembre dernier a grimpé à 65, dont 43 dans la seule ville de Ghardaïa (Sud), a annoncé le ministre des Communications, Abderrachid Boukerzaza, avant de préciser que sur les 22 nouveaux décès, cinq ont été enregistrés à Aïn Defla (Ouest), quatre à Tébessa (Est), quatre à Ouargla (Sud), trois à Djelfa (Sud), trois à Tiaret (Ouest), un à Naâma (Sud-ouest), un à Adrar (Sud) et un à Médéa (Sud). Les organisations non gouvernementales