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31 Dec 2010 description

in this issue

P.2 Morocco Red Crescent responds to Flash Floods

P.2 WFP extends Emergency Response to Syria Drought

P.2 Afghanistan: Bleak Outlook for Food Security in 2011

P.3 Numbers that mattered in 2010

31 Dec 2010 description

Iraqis active in Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, and GCC countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates)

See attached document.

31 Dec 2010 description
report European Union

Introduction

The transatlantic relationship has traditionally represented a key dimension of the EU approach towards the Arab-Israeli conflict. Although the EU regards Middle East peace as a strategic priority, many Member States consider sound ties to Washington just as important - or even much more so.

28 Dec 2010 description

The 2011 Regional Response Plan for Iraqi Refugees builds on the 2010 process, and aims to provide a strategic framework for responding to the immediate needs of Iraqi refugees in twelve countries: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt, Iran and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. It represents the efforts made by all agencies to agree about common objectives, enhance coordination and ensure complementarity in responding to the needs of Iraqi refugees in the region.

13 Dec 2010 description

Refugees and asylum seekers escaping conflict, genocide, famine, and torture face an extremely difficult journey. Thousands set out from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, and other African countries in search of safety and protection, passing through Egypt, where their situation remains hostile and insecure. Once arriving in Israel, they are immediately detained, often for several weeks, months, and sometimes even years.

09 Dec 2010 description
report Human Rights Watch

Rescue People Held for Ransom From Sinai Hideouts, Prosecute Captors

(New York, December 9, 2010) - Egyptian authorities should rescue migrants held for ransom and abused by human traffickers in the Sinai desert, Human Rights Watch said today.

05 Nov 2010 description

04 Nov 2010 23:42:43 GMT

Source: Reuters

* Hundreds of thousands of Sudanese already in Egypt

* Egypt concerned about its Nile water rights

* Egypt court rules to expel 55 Sudanese migrants

(Adds new comment by Egypt's Foreign Minister)

CAIRO, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Egypt is concerned by the prospect of violence and an influx of migrants after a secession referendum in neighbouring Sudan and would not object if the vote were delayed, the foreign minister said on Wednesday.

The plebiscite, promised in a 2005 peace deal that ended decades of civil war, is scheduled to …

01 Nov 2010 description

Executive summary

The North Africa region, made up of Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, is economically diverse with rich, resource-abundant economies like Algeria and Libya and countries that are resource-scarce relative to their population size such as Egypt and Morocco. These five middle income countries are generally on track to achieving the health Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target by 2015, but still face significant rural and urban disparities and gaps in coverage.

Like other regions, North Africa faces two major challenges.

31 Oct 2010 description

Summary: CHF 257,914 (USD 246,525 or EUR 175,360) was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Egyptian Red Crescent Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 3,500 beneficiaries.

31 Oct 2010 description

Executive summary

This Innocenti Insight examines the social dynamics of the abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in five countries – Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal and the Sudan – and seeks to inform policies and programmes aimed at ending the practice, both in countries where it is part of local tradition and among diaspora communities in countries of immigration.

28 Oct 2010 description

28 Oct 2010 12:04:35 GMT

Source: Reuters

* Influx of migrants from conflict zones worries Israel

* Israel and U.N.

27 Oct 2010 description

KABUL -The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Afghanistan today marks World Food Day by celebrating the bold leadership and outstanding contributions of national governments toward lasting solutions to hunger and malnutrition.

"When we act together we have the power to bring about real change in the lives of millions of people who would otherwise struggle to feed their families," said WFP Deputy Executive Director for Hunger Solutions, Sheila Sisulu.

22 Oct 2010 description
report Elders

Introduction

The Elders, a group of eminent global leaders founded by Nelson Mandela, made their second collective visit to the Middle East from 15-22 October 2010. Mary Robinson led the Elders' delegation composed of Ela Bhatt, Lakhdar Brahimi and Jimmy Carter. The aim of their visit was to encourage peace efforts, with an emphasis on the need to reach "a just and secure peace for all" based on international law.

The Elders began their trip in Egypt and travelled to Gaza, Syria, Jordan, Israel and the West Bank.

17 Oct 2010 description
report IRIN

CAIRO, 17 October 2010 (IRIN) - Small farmer Abdelrazek Basiony, 43, was hoping to use a bountiful tomato harvest to pay off his debts, but his crop was decimated by exceptionally hot summer weather: he got only three tons, compared to 20 tons in a good year.

"This year, Egypt had its hottest summer in years," said Mohamed Eissa, chairman of the Egyptian Meteorological Authority, adding the trend was set to continue.

Rising temperatures and poor harvests are driving up prices.

15 Oct 2010 description

ROME -Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) célèbre aujourd'hui la Journée mondiale de l'alimentation en mettant en valeur les initiatives audacieuses et les remarquables contributions mises en œuvre par des gouvernements pour éradiquer la faim et la malnutrition.

« En agissant ensemble nous avons le pouvoir d'apporter de réels changements dans la vie de millions de personnes qui, autrement, lutteraient pour nourrir leur famille, » indique Sheila Sisulu, Directrice exécutive adjointe pour les solutions à la faim du PAM. «Grâce à nos partenariats avec les …

15 Oct 2010 description

ROME -The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today marks World Food Day by celebrating the bold leadership and outstanding contributions of national governments toward lasting solutions to hunger and malnutrition.

"When we act together we have the power to bring about real change in the lives of millions of people who would otherwise struggle to feed their families," said WFP Deputy Executive Director for Hunger Solutions, Sheila Sisulu.

12 Oct 2010 description

(Cairo- 12.10.2010): The Palestine Red Crescent Society and the Embassy of Japan in Cairo signed an agreement for the improvement of the medical equipment in Palestine Hospital, which belongs to PRCS in Cairo, aiming at enhancing the services provided.

Mr. Tareq Arafat, Secretary General of PRCS branch in Egypt, signed the agreement on behalf of PRCS, while his Excellency Mr. Norihiro Okuda, the Japanese ambassador, represented Japan. Mr.

11 Oct 2010 description
report IRIN

CAIRO, 11 October 2010 (IRIN) - The Egyptian government is hoping to cultivate wheat and other cereals on fertile land in African countries to feed its growing population of over 80 million.

In early September it signed a deal with the Sudanese government to give Egyptian companies access to Sudanese farmland.

"Growing essential crops like wheat in other water-rich African countries where fertile land is in abundance is an important solution," said Ayman Farid Abu Hadid, chairman of the state-run Agricultural Research Centre, which signed the deal on behalf of the Egyptian …

06 Oct 2010 description

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER'S PROGRAMME

61st Meeting

4 - 8 October 2010

NGO Statement on International Protection

Agenda Item 5. a)

Mr.