On 2 October 2008, floods caused by heavy rains in and around the Algerian oasis town of Ghardaia killed 89 people and injured 50. Eight of the 13 districts of the surrounding Ghardaia province were affected by the floods, with 11,800 families estimated to be affected. IFRC, 22 Dec 2008
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.
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.
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.
U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
This report covers the period 01 January 2009 to 30 June 2009.
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.
- Africa seeks unity ahead of Copenhagen
- 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 a U.N.
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 for sure," Catherine Bragg, Assistant …
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.
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%;
- 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 RC) in …
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 and practices.
This report covers the period 01/01/2008 to 30/06/2008.
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 tensions in addition to violence …
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.
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.
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 M'Zab, 700 …
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.
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.
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 Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the …
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).
ALGIERS, Oct 14, 2008 (AFP) - The Saharawi Red Crescent (SRC) launched an urgent appeal Tuesday for international aid to help Saharan refugees hit by recent flooding in Algeria, the Algerian APS news agency reported.
Nearly 1,800 homes in the refugee camps Smara and Aousserd, in southwestern Algeria, were damaged by flooding following violent rains this month, the SRC statement said, cited by APS.
Torrential downpours damaged schools -- where classes were suspended -- and destroyed existing aid supplies, APS reported.
Food "supplied by the World Food Programme and …