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01 Dec 2014 description

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Working environment

The North Africa subregion serves as either a transit or final destination for sizeable mixed migration movements from subSaharan Africa. In addition, the instability still affecting much of North Africa continues to generate irregular movements from the region to Europe. UNHCR offices throughout North Africa witnessed an increase in the number of asylum-seekers in 2013.

30 Apr 2014 description
  1. Who are we?
    The MENA Zone consists of three regions (North Africa, Middle East and the Gulf). IFRC has Regional Representations for North Africa (based in Tunis) and for the Gulf (based in Amman), as well as Country Representations currently in Yemen, Iraq, Palestine, and Syria.
    The Zone Office is based in Beirut.

  2. What is our mission?
    At all levels, the support the MENA Zone will provide to the NSs aims to achieve two overarching objectives:

28 May 2013 description

New adult groups and small swarms form in Sinai

15 May 2013 description

Hopper bands in Israel for the first time in 50 years; adult groups in interior of Saudi Arabia

As a result of egg-laying in mid-March and low temperatures, hatching occurred from mid-April onwards in the western Negev Desert of Israel and in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt where hoppers are now forming groups and bands in both areas.

12 Apr 2013 description

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée préoccupante en mars dans les aires de reproduction hivernale le long des deux rives de la mer Rouge avec la poursuite des opérations de lutte contre des bandes larvaires et des essaims.

03 Apr 2013 description
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General Situation during March 2013
Forecast until mid-May 2013

16 Nov 2012 description


In Focus 1

North Africa 2

Northeast Africa 4

Horn of Africa 6

20 Aug 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 31 July — 13 August, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org

In Focus:

22 May 2012 description

In this issue

  • IOM support migrant and communities in the aftermath of the Libyan crisis

  • IOM Cairo-UNHCR-Egypt-U.S. Cooperation to resettle refugees stranded at the Libyan border\

  • Learning Italian as an opportunity to increase employability in the tourism sector.

  • Combating human trafficking in Egypt

01 Apr 2011 description

    Following the outbreak of violence in the Libyan Arab Jamahirya in February, and in order to assist tens of thousands of people fleeing the conflict in that country, a Regional Flash Appeal was launched on 7 March. Three weeks on, the Flash Appeal has enabled organizations to provide coordinated humanitarian aid to affected populations. The Flash Appeal requested US$160.3 million and (as of 1 April) has received $113 million (70%) in funding towards its original requirements.

21 Nov 2009 description

Decentralization efforts continue with increased capacity in regions

November 21, 2009, Rome - FAO continues its efforts to strengthen the capacity of its decentralized offices. This week, agreements were signed with the Governments of Barbados, Egypt and Tunisia to increase the capacity of the UN agency's decentralized offices to respond to the needs of member countries in a timely and effective manner.

The agreements, which foresee additional inputs by the host governments, will upscale the technical capacity of FAO's offices in these three regions to the level of some …