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23 Aug 2018 description

In Numbers

1,762,314 mt of food assistance distributed

1,753 kcal/person/day provided through the food basket

US$ 5.2 m six months (August 2018 - January 2019) net funding requirements

125,000 people assisted in July 2018

Operational Updates

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

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.

28 Feb 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster Heavy rains and flooding affected south-west Algeria's normally arid Tindouf region on 23 October 2015. The heavy rains caused widespread damage to five camps sheltering 90,000 of the most vulnerable Sahrawi refugees. Approximately 35,000 people were affected.

Summary of response

19 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

One month after the storm that hit the Sahrawi refugee camp in Laayoune, refugee children and their families are gradually recovering.

04 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

The storm that hit the Sahrawi refugee camp in Laayoune on 15 August affected 849 families (4,245 people), including 406 families that have had their house completely destroyed.

Severe to moderate damage to six out of the eight schools, and five out of the seven kindergartens, is putting 8,109 children at risk of not being able to go back to school.

24 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

The effects of the storm that hit the Sahrawi refugee camp of Laayoun on 15 August combined with the return of high temperature, resulted in more of the damaged mud houses and other infrastructure to collapse. This increased the number of houses damaged and of people affected by the emergency.

22 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

On August 15th, a strong storm accompanied by heavy rains hit Laayoune Camp, one of the 5 Sahrawi refugees’ camps near the city of Tindouf in South-Western Algeria. The storm affected the refugee population, of which 70-80% are children and women. 11 people were injured by collapsing houses and taken to hospital.

UN agencies led by UNHCR conducted a rapid assessment on 16-17 August, in collaboration with the NGOs, and coordinated with the Sahrawi Red Crescent.

10 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • Current funding forecasts will allow WFP to only cover 9 percent of the food entitlements requirements from July.

  • WFP currently represents the major regular source of food for Western Sahara refugees.

  • The Western Sahara refugee crisis ranks top among forgotten crises, according to the ECHO Forgotten Crisis Assessment 2014-2015.

Operational Updates

08 Apr 2016 description

This update is issued after four months of operation and it aims to detail achievements to-date and a request for an exceptional no-cost extension due to severe delays in emergency shelter material procurement.

Summary:

08 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance: WFP currently represents the only regular and reliable source of food for refugees from Western Sahara living in Algeria. These refugees are located in five camps near the town of Tindouf, some 2,000 km southwest of Algiers. This is an isolated and economically vulnerable desert area of south-western Algeria, where the climate and living conditions are harsh and opportunities for self-reliance extremely limited. Affected refugees, therefore, rely almost entirely on protracted humanitarian aid from the international community.

17 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The Italian head of emergency and humanitarian aid visited the Saharawi refugee camps on 8 December during a mission jointly organized by UNICEF and WFP.

  • The pledge from the Italian government of Euros 500,000 has been granted, with Euros 250,000 earmarked for UNICEF’s response to the flood emergency, with a focus on rehabilitation.

  • UNICEF and Handicap International reviewed the emergency response in child protection.

03 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • A Back to School campaign was launched in the presence of UNICEF Algeria’s Goodwill Ambassadors, as all UNICEF’s school tents have been erected allowing more than 4000 children to attend school in UNICEF’s temporary learning spaces;

  • Primary emergency health care is being provided in 17 UNICEF’s tents for temporary health centers;

  • The visibility of UNICEF’s emergency response was maximized thanks to a visit of UNICEF Algeria’s GWA to the refugee camps followed by a largely attended press conference;

11 Aug 2015 description
North Africa - version 3
Technical annex - version 3

AMOUNT: EUR 16 000 000

0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

July 2015 – Modification No. 2

06 Aug 2015 description

Summary of WFP assistance: WFP currently represents the only regular and reliable source of food for refugees from Western Sahara living in Algeria. These refugees are located in five camps near the town of Tindouf, some 2,000 km southwest of Algiers. This is an isolated and economically vulnerable desert area of south-western Algeria, where the climate and living conditions are harsh and opportunities for self-reliance extremely limited. Affected refugees, therefore, rely almost entirely on protracted humanitarian aid from the international community.

03 Jun 2015 description
North Africa - version 2
Technical Annex - version 2

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 13 000 000

0. PURPOSE OF THE AMENDMENT

May 2015 – Modification No. 1

02 Feb 2015 description

The UNHCR/WFP Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) visited the five camps (Awserd, Boujdour, Dakhla, El Aaiun and Smara) where it conducted focus group discussions, interviews with key Informants , household visits and visits to the settlements’ infrastructures.