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24 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers
- 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

Operational Context

17 Sep 2018 description

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.

27 Aug 2018 description
  • 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.

23 Aug 2018 description

In Numbers

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

Operational Updates

14 Aug 2018 description

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

Introduction

03 Aug 2018 description

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.

30 Jul 2018 description
report Small Arms Survey

Overview

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.

27 Jul 2018 description
report UN News Service

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 ».

24 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers

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

Operational Updates

16 Jul 2018 description

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.

04 Jul 2018 description

As the number of undocumented migrants in Algeria increases, a rights-based approach to migration becomes imperative.

By Jihane Ben Yahia

28 Jun 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

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.

28 Jun 2018 description
report 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.

26 Jun 2018 description

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.

26 Jun 2018 description

Operational Context

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.

15 Jun 2018 description

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.

14 Jun 2018 description

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

Arabic version

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.

08 Jun 2018 description

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).