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31 Dec 2011 description

The “IOM MENA 10-month report” looks into IOM’s engagement in assisting migrants and displaced population since the start of the Libyan crisis to the end of 2011. Firstly, it provides an insight into Libya, reporting on the activities, operations and challenges faced in gaining access to the besieged locations and reach to the stranded migrants. Secondly, it analyses IOM’s response and activities in four of the Libya`s neighbouring countries, namely Tunisia, Egypt, Chad and Niger.

30 Dec 2011 description
report InterAction

Contacts: Sue Pleming: 202.552.6561 or 202.341.3814 (Cell) or spleming@interaction.orgTawana Jacobs: 202.552.6534 or 202.297.1696 (Cell) or tjacobs@interaction.org

WASHINGTON (Dec. 30, 2011)—The crackdown in Egypt this week on civil society organizations, including several U.S. groups, is deeply troubling and must stop immediately, said InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international NGOs.

30 Dec 2011 description
report Government of Egypt

The Armed Forces started to distribute urgent relief materials to the flood-ravaged residents of Abu-Simbel Village, Aswan, on Thursday 29/12/2011.

About 10 tons of foodstuffs and commodities along with 2,000 blankets were given out to the residents, said Aswan Governorate Secretary General Mohamed Mostafa.

Some charities and political powers also distributed relief aid to the residents, he said.

The floods emerged after Nasr el-Nouba canal bridge partially collapsed in Aswan on Wednesday.

30 Dec 2011 description
report UN News Service

30 December 2011 – The United Nations human rights office voiced alarm today at reports that the Egyptian military has carried out raids against the offices of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in what would be the first documented incidents of their kind in the country’s recent history.

29 Dec 2011 description

1-Summary on The Return movement:

During 2011, the number of the registered returnees with MODM increased dramatically compared to the same period in 2010. Starting in April onward the number kept increasing and the peak was in August and the number (even though) is less than August but it’s relatively high.

29 Dec 2011 description

About this document

The aim of this document is to provide workshop participants with basic insights into the selected case studies. It has been prepared by the WFP Office for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction with WFP and partner staff in country offices.

Overview of the selected case studies

29 Dec 2011 description

Amnesty International's Philip Luther

Fri, 23/12/2011

Amnesty International called on Egypt’s military rulers to uphold the right to peaceful demonstration as women human rights activists staged more protests today.

Activists took to the streets to denounce violence used by the military against female and opposition protesters in demonstrations over the past week that have left 17 people dead, most of them reportedly from gunfire.

29 Dec 2011 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: 24 Oct. to 29 Dec. 2011.

Appeal target (current): This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 15,145,940 in cash, kind or services to assist 300,000 beneficiaries.

Appeal coverage:

73% based on the revised amount above. While has been a good response from donors and partners in terms of in-kind donations for the current emergency operation, cash support has been limited which discourages flexible and quick responses in highly fluid context.

Appeal history:

27 Dec 2011 description

Summary: CHF 107,672 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 25 January, 2011 to support the Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC) in delivering assistance to some 10,000 beneficiaries, or to replenish disaster preparedness stocks.

27 Dec 2011 description
report African Union

The Elections Year in Africa has come to a close with the Parliamentary Elections which took place in Gabon on the 17 December 2011. In total, 28 elections were organised on the Continent. What a record! This is a sign that democracy is gaining grounds, against all odds, in a Continent where recourse to inclusive electoral systems has become the norm and the instrument for democratic governance.

22 Dec 2011 description
report African Union

L’année électorale en Afrique est arrivée à son terme avec les élections législatives en République Gabonaise qui se sont déroulées le 17 décembre 2011. Au total, 28 élections ont été organisées sur le continent. Un record ! C’est le signe que la démocratie y est toujours en marche… contre vents et marées dans un continent où le recours aux consultations électorales est devenu la règle et l’instrument de la gouvernance démocratique.

22 Dec 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

CAIRO, 22 December 2011 – “UNICEF calls on the Egyptian authorities, the security forces and other parties involved in demonstrations and violence in Cairo to protect children.

“Too often children are caught in the spiraling violence. Reports and first-hand testimony by children paint a graphic picture of how the latest confrontations affect them. In the last six days, the numbers of killed, injured and detained children have reached alarming levels.

22 Dec 2011 description

On December 19, a contribution agreement was signed in Tunis, whereby the European Union entrusted IOM with EUR 9.9 million to establish the preconditions required to support transition processes and promote sustainable recoveries in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya.

More specifically, under this comprehensive three year programme, which will commence on 01 January 2012, IOM will seek to address emerging migration-related challenges in each target country.

22 Dec 2011 description

le 19 décembre, un accord a été signé à Tunis par lequel l’Union Européenne a confié à l’OIM 9,9 million d’euros afin d’établir les pré-requis à l’appui du processus de transition et promotion du relèvement soutenable en Egypte, Tunisie et Libye.

Plus précisément, à travers ce programme de trois ans qui démarrera le 1er janvier 2012, l’OIM va œuvrer à relever les défis de la migration dans chacun des pays-cibles.

22 Dec 2011 description

"Either the military police has been given orders to disperse demonstrators at any cost, or the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces does not control the army and security forces”

Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Amnesty International's Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa

Mon, 19/12/2011

Global arms suppliers must halt the transfer of small arms, ammunition and other repressive equipment to the Egyptian military and security forces, Amnesty International said today after the army again violently dispersed protests in Cairo.

22 Dec 2011 description
report UN Women

Statement of United Nations’ Under-Secretary- General on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment and Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet on “Women’s Political and Civil Rights in Egypt” New York, Wednesday, 21 December 2011.

22 Dec 2011 description

2011 in figures:

66 journalists killed (16% more than in 2010)
1,044 journalists arrested
1,959 journalists physically attacked or threatened
499 media censored
71 journalists kidnapped
73 journalists fled their country
5 netizens killed
199 bloggers and netizens arrested
62 bloggers and netizens physically attacked
68 countries subject to Internet censorship

21 Dec 2011 description
report DanChurchAid

By Tove Gerhardsen

With 159 countries having joined the Landmine Ban Treaty sine it came into force in 1997, it can already be considered a huge success in terms of international law. But with three countries laying new landmines in 2011, it is clear that the work of ridding the world of landmines is far from over.

This was the conclusion of a meeting of state parties to the Mine Ban Treaty that took place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 27 November – 2 December 2012, at which DanChurchAid (DCA) also took part.