- Algeria: Cold Wave - Jan 2017
- Algeria: Floods - Oct 2015
- Europe/Northern Africa: Cold Wave - Jan 2012
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Algeria: Flash Floods - Oct 2008
- Algeria: Explosion - Dec 2007
- North Africa: Floods - Apr 2007
- Algeria: Earthquake - Mar 2006
- Algeria: Tindouf Floods - Feb 2006
- Locusts - Aug 2004
Most read reports
- WFP Algeria Country Brief, August 2018
- Algeria – Cholera Outbreak (DG ECHO, MoH, WHO) (ECHO Daily Flash of 27 August 2018)
- Rapid Risk Assessment: Cholera outbreak in Algeria, 2018 | 7 September 2018
- WHO: Cholera – Algeria (14 September 2018)
- Algeria/Western Sahara Fact Sheet (Last updated 29/07/2018)
- 2,264 mt of food assistance distributed
- 2,228 kcal/person/day provided through the food basket
- US$ 5.3 m six months (September 2018 - February 2019) net funding requirements
- 125,000 people assisted in August 2018
On 23 August 2018, the Algerian Ministry of Health (MoH) announced an outbreak of cholera in northern parts of the country, in and around the capital province Algiers. From 7 August to 6 September, 217 cases with cholera-like symptoms have been hospitalized, two of the patients died (CFR: 0.9%). Cases have been reported from seven provinces (Wilayas). Of these, 83 have been confirmed as Vibrio cholerae serogroup O1 Ogawa at the Institut Pasteur Algiers. More than half of the confirmed cases have been registered in Blida Province, followed by Algiers, Tipaza, Bouira, Médéa and Ain Defla.
Main conclusions and options for response
The Ministry of Health officially declared a cholera outbreak affecting central Algeria on 23 August. Five health districts are now affected: Blida, Tipaza, Alger, Bouira and Medea. Out of 138 suspected cases, 46 were confirmed and two people died. Case fatality rate is at 4.3%.
Laboratory testing excluded a contamination of the public water network. The health authorities have taken all necessary measures and consider the outbreak under control.
1,762,314 mt of food assistance distributed
1,753 kcal/person/day provided through the food basket
US$ 5.2 m six months (August 2018 - January 2019) net funding requirements
125,000 people assisted in July 2018
FACTS & FIGURES
Around 174 000 refugees (UNHCR) 90 000 vulnerable refugees targeted by the EU humanitarian assistance
5 camps in the south-west of the Algerian desert
Total EU humanitarian funding: €240 million since 1993
Algiers – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) delegations in Algeria were invited to participate as observers in visits to the transit centres of Zéralda (Algiers) and Tamanrasset (South of Algeria). This mission observed the conditions under which a group of 297 Nigerien nationals was transferred from the cities Algiers to Tamanrasset. This return convoy was organized by the Algerian authorities from 28 June to 3 July 2018.
In March 2011, Algeria opposed the Arab League’s request for a Western military intervention against the Qaddafi regime in Libya. The anarchy and arms proliferation that resulted from the ensuing war were a shock to Algeria’s own national security.
À Genève, le Comité des droits de l’homme a affiché jeudi son inquiétude face aux allégations d’arrestations collectives de migrants, de demandeurs d’asile et de réfugiés.
Ces personnes auraient fait l’objet « de détentions administratives et d’expulsions collectives, et ce sans aucune procédure ».
125,000 General food rations distributed
2,270 kcal per ration per day reached in June
13,736 boys and girls received products to treat and prevent malnutrition
USD 4.3 m six-month (July-December 2018)
WFP net funding requirements
125,000 people assisted in June 2018
ALGIERS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) received a contribution of dates from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia worth US$1.5 million to support refugees residing in camps in Algeria.
For several years, Saudi Arabia has donated dates – which enhance the nutritional value of WFP food assistance – for distribution in refugee camps in Algeria. The most recent contribution of more than 700 metric tons is three times larger than contributions made in previous years, and comes at a critical time when monthly food assistance has been reduced.
As the number of undocumented migrants in Algeria increases, a rights-based approach to migration becomes imperative.
By Jihane Ben Yahia
Des femmes enceintes, des enfants et des demandeurs d’asile figurent parmi les milliers de personnes renvoyées en plein désert
(Beyrouth) – Depuis janvier 2018, l’Algérie a expulsé des milliers d’hommes, de femmes et d’enfants vers le Niger et le Mali dans des conditions inhumaines et, dans de nombreux cas, sans tenir compte de leur statut légal en Algérie ou de leurs vulnérabilités spécifiques, a déclaré aujourd’hui Human Rights Watch.
(Beirut) – Algeria has deported thousands of men, women, and children since January 2018 to Niger and Mali in inhumane conditions, and in many cases without considering their legal status in Algeria or their individual vulnerabilities, Human Rights Watch said.
Geneva – William Lacy Swing, Director General of IOM, the UN Migration Agency, said today that he was ”greatly concerned” for the fate of migrants that find themselves stranded and left to fend for themselves in the no man’s land desert between Algeria and Niger.
“Irregular migrants, including many pregnant women and minors, should not be left without food or water or expected to walk for miles in blistering 30-degree temperatures to seek safety in the desert,” he said.
Algeria has been hosting refugees from Western Sahara since 1975. These refugees are in camps in the harsh, isolated desert environment.
Algeria has been hosting refugees from Western Sahara since 1975. These refugees are in camps in the harsh, isolated desert environment of western Algeria, where opportunities for self-reliance are limited, forcing them to depend on humanitarian assistance for their survival.
As a leading global humanitarian donor, the European Union is at the forefront of identifying and intervening in crises that have escaped international attention. These so-called 'forgotten crises' have persisted, yet despite significant humanitarian needs they receive insufficient international aid.
After leaving Western Sahara 40 years ago, Mbareka and her small family face a daily struggle to survive in an Algerian desert camp
By Russell Fraser in Smara Camp, Tindouf, Algeria | 14 June 2018
When Mbareka fled the violence of the Western Sahara War with her family as a young girl in 1975, she could never have imagined that she would become a grandmother while in exile.
Le 26 avril, la Wilaya d’Alger a conclu, au nom du gouvernement algérien, un partenariat avec EMI pour développer son plan directeur de résilience urbaine (PDRU).