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Algeria + 4 others
North Africa: Revised Plan 2011 (MAA8200111p)

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. These five middle income countries are generally on track to achieving the health Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target by 2015, but still face significant rural and urban disparities and gaps in coverage.

Like other regions, North Africa faces

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Morocco: Flash Floods DREF operation no. MDRMA003 final report

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The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross 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.

Summary: CHF 200,000 (USD 188,555 or EUR 137,415) was allocated from the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund

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Morocco: Floods in Agadir DREF operation n° MDRMA002 final report

Summary: CHF 75,652 (USD 72,710 or EUR 56,750) was allocated from the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 6 January 2010 to support the Moroccan Red Crescent Society (Moroccan RC) in delivering assistance to some 1,875 beneficiaries.

The Moroccan RC, with the support of the International Federation, responded to the floods that affected three of the 12 districts of the surrounding Agadir province in the end of December 2009. In close collaboration with the local authorities, 1,875 beneficiaries (375 families) were selected and assisted through distribution of food

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Morocco: SM le Roi s'enquiert du programme prioritaire d'assainissement liquide d'Oujda, d'un coût global de 550 millions DH

SM le Roi Mohammed VI, que Dieu L'assiste, s'est enquis, mardi, de l'état d'avancement du programme prioritaire d'assainissement liquide d'Oujda, d'un coût global de 550 millions DH, et a inauguré le délesteur de protection du secteur sud de la ville contre les inondations (65 MDH), l'une des composantes de ce programme.

- Le Souverain inaugure un délesteur pour protéger la ville contre le risque d'inondations.

- Amélioration des conditions sanitaires et d'hygiène de la population.

- Un programme ambitieux respectueux de l'environnement.

A cette occasion, des explications ont

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Afghanistan + 6 others
Humanitarian Update: Regional Office for the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, April 2010

in this issue

P.2 Kyrgyzstan receives CERF Funding

P.2 $555 Million to fend off Floods in Morocco

P.3 Bad Weather hampers Response in Afghanistan

P.4 One Year of Pandemic Influenza

P.5 Disaster Management Training in Saudi Arabia

Yemen: WFP forced to cut Food Rations in Half

The World Food Programme (WFP) has been forced to reduce food rations to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Yemen by 50 percent due to lack of funding. The reduction will take effect at the beginning of May and will allow the limited food stocks to last

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Maroc : Un milliard 670 millions de dhs pour faire face aux effets des inondations

Le Premier ministre M. Abbas El Fassi a annoncé jeudi que le gouvernement a consacré, en application des Hautes instructions royales, un milliard 670 millions de dhs pour faire face aux répercussions des inondations qu'ont connues certaines régions du Royaume.

M. Abbas El Fassi a précisé devant le Conseil de gouvernement que ce montant alloué au financement du programme d'urgence est constitué des budgets propres des ministères concernés à hauteur de 915 millions de dhs et une contribution de 565 millions de dh du Fonds de lutte contre les effets des catastrophes naturelles.

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Morocco: Floods DREF operation no MDRMA003

CHF 200,000 (USD 188,555 or EUR 137,415) has been allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Moroccan Red Crescent Society (Moroccan RC) in delivering immediate assistance to some 2,000 families (10,000 beneficiaries). Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

Over the last months, heavy rains in Morocco have claimed hundreds of lives and forced more than 6,000 people to be evacuated. The victims, across northern and central Morocco, died as rivers rose or houses were swept away/collapsed due to the landslides.

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Morocco: Floods in Agadir DREF operation n° MDRMA002

GLIDE n=B0 2009-000265-MAR

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the 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 75,652 (USD 73,530 or EUR 50,910) has been allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief

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Five killed as heavy rain, winds lash Morocco

TANGIERS, Morocco - Heavy rains and gale force winds battered parts of Morocco, killing at least five people and flooding large parts of the northern city of Tangiers, local authorities said on Thursday.

Torrential rains lashed the Agadir region, where three people were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in was swept away by flood waters close to the the Tazentout river, officials said.

In Casablanca, western Morocco, two buildings collapsed in the city's old quarter, killing two people and injuring 19, media reports said on Thursday.

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