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04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Italy

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has arranged for a comprehensive financing of 2.5 million euros through the Africa Fund to support the activities of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Niger and Egypt. The 1.5-million-euro project titled “Direct Assistance to Abandoned Migrants” aims to boost the presence of the IOM in the north-eastern regions of Niger bordering with Algeria, in order to provide emergency assistance and medical aid to migrants and support their voluntary return to their Countries of origin.

05 Aug 2018 description

Beirut , Lebanon 3rd August, 2018, Beirut — In a signing ceremony today between the Ambassador of Italy, Massimo Marotti, and the UN Under Secretary General, and ESCWA Executive Secretary, Mohamed Ali Alhakim, a new project was launched that will empower women refugees from Syria and vulnerable women and girls in host communities to play an active role in improving their lives and advocating for their rights.

23 Aug 2012 description
report Government of Italy

Italy mobilises on behalf of the Egyptian people: Italian ambassador in Cairo, Claudio Pacifico, will deliver the second instalment of food aid earmarked for approximately 600,000 inhabitants of the Beni Suef governorate tomorrow to Egyptian Domestic Commerce Minister Abo Zied Mohamed Abo Zied. Thanks to an Italian contribution of 2.6 million US$, 1,100 tonnes of vegetable oil and as much of sugar were purchased, the first instalment of which was delivered to the Port of Alexandria on 8 August.

World Food Programme

28 May 2012 description
report Government of Italy

29 May 2012

Italy is engaged in projects to foster Egypt’s economic and social development through actions to improve food security and nutritional quality for the most vulnerable segments of the population.

Agreement worth 3 million dollars

31 Mar 2011 description

Overcrowding presents serious public health risk

Copenhagen and Rome, 31 March 2011

Issued jointly with the Ministry of Health, Italy

A two-day joint mission to the island of Lampedusa by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization's Regional Office for Europe was completed on 29 March 2011. It concluded that the public health situation in Lampedusa, where displaced people have arrived from northern Africa, is a cause for concern, although hitherto there have been no unusual infectious or other diseases detected among the newly arrived population.

03 Mar 2011 description
report Government of Italy

On Minister Frattini's instructions, humanitarian operation is about to be launched for the assistance of Libyan refugees amassing in Tunisia.

A first aid facility will be set up at Ras Ejder to provide support for the UNHCR and IMO activities already under way on the ground.

In addition to providing first aid to the Libyan refugees, the Italian facility's main task will be to ensure the transfer by air and sea of Egyptian citizens wanting to repatriate. This humanitarian operation responds to the specific and coincident appeal of the Egyptian and Tunisian authorities, and …