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31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

• WFP and UNHCR organized advocacy events “Together Against Violence” for youth and women as part of the 16 days of activism.

• No funding forecasts or projections have been committed for 2018.

• Starting January 2018, there will be no specialized nutritious foods (SNF) will be available for the treatment and prevention of moderate acute malnutrition and anaemia in children, and pregnant and nursing women.

• High Energy Biscuits are in short supply due to funding shortfalls

Operational Updates

28 Nov 2017 description

Andres Abarca, Ricardo Monteiro University School for Advanced Studies (IUSS) of Pavia - Piazza della Vittoria n.15, 27100 Pavia (Italy)

BACKGROUND

15 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • Thanks to generous donor contributions, WFP Algeria foresees the distribution of complete rations until the end of the year.

  • No funding forecasts or projections have been committed for 2018. To avoid funding constraints hindering life-saving assistance, as in early 2017,
    WFP Algeria must secure USD 5 million to ensure operational viability for the first three months of 2018.

05 Nov 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Below-average cereal production gathered in 2017

  • Wheat imports about same as last year

  • Annualized food inflation increased in August 2017

Below-average cereal production gathered in 2017

Land preparation for sowing of the 2018 grain crop is currently underway under favourable weather conditions. Although in some parts sowings start in October, the bulk of the winter wheat and barley is sown in November.

30 Oct 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Apparent Racial Profiling, Summary Expulsion of Sub-Saharan Africans

(Beirut) – Algerian authorities have been rounding up sub-Saharan Africans in and around Algiers and have deported more than 3,000 to Niger since August 25, 2017, without giving them an opportunity to challenge their expulsion, Human Rights Watch said today. Those expelled include migrants who have lived and worked for years in Algeria, pregnant women, families with newborn babies, and about 25 unaccompanied children.

30 Oct 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Les autorités semblent recourir au profilage racial et procéder à des expulsions sommaires d’Africains subsahariens

24 Oct 2017 description

The Algerian authorities have launched a discriminatory crackdown against foreign nationals, rounding up and forcibly expelling more than 2,000 sub-Saharan African migrants from a range of countries to neighbouring Niger and Mali over the past three weeks, said Amnesty International. Those expelled include more than 300 minors, among them at least 25 unaccompanied children.

18 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • Thanks to generous donor contributions, WFP Algeria foresees the distribution of complete rations until year-end.

  • No funding forecasts or projections have been committed for 2018. To avoid funding constraints hindering life-saving assistance, as in early 2017, WFP Algeria must secure additional funding in the coming months (USD 5 million for the first three months of 2018).

17 Oct 2017 description

Alors que le pays n’a jamais défini de politique migratoire claire, discriminations et expulsions se multiplient de manière alarmante.

13 Oct 2017 description

by Yasmin Bendaas

CHEMORA, Algeria, Oct 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Squinting under a relentless sun, Houssin Ghodbane watches his son tend a flock of 120 of their sheep. Heads bowed, the sheep slowly search for sparse vegetation poking through the parched, crunchy soil.

Fifty-year-old Ghodbane, his tanned face etched with deep lines, has been herding sheep for 20 years, having inherited the job and land from his father. But in this dry region, worsening cycles of drought are posing new challenges to an old profession.

21 Sep 2017 description

Geneva and Algiers — After decades of demining work and successfully clearing its territory of all known anti-personnel mines, Algeria has gone a step further eliminating nearly 6,000 landmines it had retained for training purposes becoming a country completely free of these weapons. The destruction of the remaining mines took place 18 September as the treaty commemorated 20 years since its adoption.

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP Algeria received almost USD 10 million in the last weeks. Thanks to these contributions, WFP will be able to distribute full rations until the end of 2017. The funding shortfall remains at around USD 2.1 million, excluding funding needs for complementary activities like hydroponics.

  • WFP’s advance financing (IRA, IPL) allowed food distribution to continue in the first half of 2017. Even after the recent contributions, USD 1.6 million still need to be reimbursed until end of 2017.

22 Aug 2017 description

ALGIERS – The European Union has contributed €4.9 million (US$5.5 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to continue to cover the basic food needs of Sahrawi refugees residing in camps in Algeria.

The European Commission Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO) contribution will help provide Sahrawi refugees with diversified monthly food rations that include cereals (rice, barley and wheat flour), pulses, vegetable oil, sugar and fortified blended foods.

22 Aug 2017 description

ALGER – L'Union européenne a fait une contribution de 4,9 millions d'euros (5,5 millions de dollars américains) au Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) pour la couverture des besoins alimentaires de base des réfugiés sahraouis résidant dans des camps en Algérie.

10 Aug 2017 description

ALGER - Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) salue la contribution de 1 million de dollars américains des États-Unis pour le soutien des réfugiés vulnérables venus du Sahara occidental. Le PAM utilisera ces fonds pour fournir des aliments de base à des milliers de familles réfugiées dans le cadre de son programme humanitaire.

09 Aug 2017 description

ALGIERS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$1 million contribution from the United States to support vulnerable refugees from Western Sahara in Algeria. WFP will use the funds to provide staple food items as part of monthly food rations for thousands of refugee families.

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP Algeria urgently requires USD 11.7 million to ensure food distribution of 125,000 rations to vulnerable Sahrawi refugees for the next six months

  • Food rations for May were reduced by almost 20 percent due to insufficient funding level

  • Since January 2017, due to significant funding constraints for WFP’s nutrition programmes, no specialized nutrition products were available for the treatment and prevention of malnutrition and anaemia

27 Jul 2017 description

ALGER - Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) a reçu une contribution du Gouvernement espagnol qui servira à fournir une aide alimentaire cruciale aux populations réfugiées du Sahara occidental en Algérie.

26 Jul 2017 description

ALGIERS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution from the Government of Spain that will be used to provide crucial food assistance to vulnerable refugees from Western Sahara residing in camps in Algeria.

25 Jul 2017 description
map UNOSAT

Cette carte illustre les zones d'incendies observées à partir d'images satellitaires couvrant les wilayas de Médéa et de Blida en utilisant une différence de ratios de brûlure normalisé (NBR) dérivée des images Sentinel-2 du 29 Juin 2017 et du 19 Juillet 2017 ainsi que les foyers d'incendies détectés entre le 01 Juillet et le 19 Juillet 2017 à partir des données MODIS.