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31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP Algeria urgently requires USD 11.7 million to ensure food distribution of 125,000 rations to vulnerable Sahrawi refugees for the next six months

  • Food rations for May were reduced by almost 20 percent due to insufficient funding level

  • Since January 2017, due to significant funding constraints for WFP’s nutrition programmes, no specialized nutrition products were available for the treatment and prevention of malnutrition and anaemia

27 Jul 2017 description

ALGER - Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) a reçu une contribution du Gouvernement espagnol qui servira à fournir une aide alimentaire cruciale aux populations réfugiées du Sahara occidental en Algérie.

26 Jul 2017 description

ALGIERS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution from the Government of Spain that will be used to provide crucial food assistance to vulnerable refugees from Western Sahara residing in camps in Algeria.

25 Jul 2017 description
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Technical annex

The full implementation of this version of the HIP is subject to the adoption of the decision amending Decision C(2016) 8795

AMOUNT: EUR 20 000 000

24 Jul 2017 description

Peace and security issues took greater precedence at the recent bi-annual AU summit in Addis Ababa than in previous years. The crises in Burundi, South Sudan and Somalia were among the issues discussed, but no major decisions were taken by the heads of state and government.

20 Jul 2017 description

ALGIERS – The World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of €1 million (US$1.1 million) from the Government of Germany that will enable it to continue providing life-saving food assistance to Sahrawi refugees in Algeria.

For more than 40 years, Sahrawi refugees have been living under extremely harsh conditions in the Sahara desert in southwestern Algeria. Hosted in five refugee camps near Tindouf, refugee families rely on WFP as their primary source of food as employment opportunities are limited.

30 Jun 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PLENARY
SEVENTY-FIRST, 89TH MEETING (AM)
GA/11927 30 JUNE 2017

Approving the appropriation of $6.80 billion for 14 peacekeeping operations for the 2017/18 fiscal period, the General Assembly today adopted 21 resolutions and one decision contained in reports from its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary). (See Press Release GA/AB/4239.)

29 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP Algeria urgently requires USD 11.7 million to ensure food distribution of 125,000 rations to vulnerable Sahrawi refugees for the next six months

  • Food rations for May were reduced by almost 20 percent due to insufficient funding level

  • Since January 2017, due to significant funding constraints for WFP’s nutrition programmes, no specialized nutrition products were available for the treatment and prevention of malnutrition and anaemia

06 Jun 2017 description

Situation Generale en mai 2017

Prevision jusqu'a'mi-juillet 2017

03 Jun 2017 description
report UN News Service

2 juin 2017 – Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, António Guerres, s'est déclaré vendredi profondément préoccupé par le sort de dizaines de milliers de réfugiés sahraouis en Algérie, qui verront leurs rations alimentaires réduites en raison du manque de financement.

02 Jun 2017 description

SG/SM/18549-REF/1251-WFP/1083

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned over the plight of tens of thousands of Sahrawi refugees in Algeria, who will have their food rations cut due to lack of funding.

Humanitarian aid, including food aid, is a lifeline for these refugees from Western Sahara. A recent survey highlighted the precarious nutrition situation in the Sahrawi refugee camps and the refugees' limited access to markets or livelihoods.

31 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP Algeria urgently requires USD 7.1 million to ensure food distribution to Sahrawi refugees identified as the most vulnerable to food insecurity (May-October 2017).

  • Should WFP not receive sufficient resource contributions, food entitlements will have to be reduced, including over the holy month of Ramadan.

  • Due to significant funding constraints for WFP’s nutrition programmes, no specialized nutrition products were available for the treatment and prevention of malnutrition and anaemia in children under five.

17 May 2017 description

This is the first consolidated presentation of the reported results of CERF funding, covering a full year of CERF allocations. As such, it serves as a pilot and will inform future CERF results reporting. This report was compiled on the basis of information provided by Resident Coordinators/Humanitarian Coordinators (RC/ HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) in 66 consolidated reports covering the results of more than 450 CERF-funded projects.

16 May 2017 description

ALGIERS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Algeria is appealing for urgent donor support for refugees from Western Sahara as severe lack of funding has forced the agency in May to reduce food rations by almost 20 percent.

08 May 2017 description

The protection of civilians in armed conflict would be the central theme of the Security Council’s work in the coming month, Elbio Rosselli (Uruguay), its President for May, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

03 May 2017 description
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General Situation during April 2017
Forecast until mid-June 2017

29 Apr 2017 description
report UN Security Council

CS/12807

CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
7933E SÉANCE – SOIR

Le Conseil a, ce soir, prorogé d’un an, jusqu’au 30 avril 2018, le mandat de la Mission des Nations Unies pour l’organisation d’un référendum au Sahara occidental (MINURSO), déployée en septembre 1991 afin d’y surveiller le cessez-le-feu et d’organiser un référendum qui permettrait aux habitants de décider du futur statut de ce territoire.

29 Apr 2017 description
report UN News Service

28 avril 2017 – Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, António Guterres, s'est félicité vendredi du retrait de tous les éléments du Front Polisario de la région de Guerguerat, entre la butte de terre et la frontière avec la Mauritanie, confirmé par les observateurs de la Mission des Nations unies pour l'organisation d'un référendum au Sahara occidental (MINURSO) les 27 et 28 avril.

29 Apr 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12807

SECURITY COUNCIL
7933RD MEETING (NIGHT)

The Security Council decided this afternoon to extend the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 30 April 2018.

Unanimously adopting resolution 2351 (2017), the Council called on the parties to the Western Sahara conflict to resume negotiations under the auspices of the Secretary-General without preconditions and in good faith, in order to facilitate a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution.