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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
2015 FUNDING OUTLOOK
"We are raising as much, or more, as we’ve ever raised. Our traditional donors are as generous as ever.
It’s that the number of crises is outpacing the generosity. We need those who have given to us to give more. And we need more donors to support the gap.” WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, speaking in August 2015 to Philanthropy Age magazine.
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
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.
Providing fresh and nutritious food to the Sahwari refugee community, in the heart of the Sahara desert, is a great logistical challenge. Our humanitarian partners at Oxfam describe the creative solution they found for ensuring the Sahrawi's are not only well-fed, but also take ownership and responsibility of their situation.
In the southwest of Algeria, nearly 2000km from the capital Algiers, the Sahara desert is home to the Sahrawi refugees. Mark a tragic 40th anniversary, the Sahrwai are victims of one the world's oldest and most forgotten crises.
Oxfam est active dans les camps de réfugiés depuis 1975. Notre programme humanitaire, mis en œuvre avec des partenaires locaux et financé par l’Union européenne, met l’accent sur la sécurité alimentaire. Un nouveau projet a vu le jour en juin 2014 : un centre d’approvisionnement alimentaire.
The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2014/01000 AMOUNT: EUR 10000000
DG ECHO 's Integrated Analysis Framework for 2013-14 identified extreme humanitarian needs in the Sahrawi refugee camps. The vulnerability of the population affected by the crisis is assessed to be very high. The Sahrawi crisis scored 11, the most severe level, in the Forgotten Crisis Assessment index of DG ECHO in 2013.
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THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid ("the Humanitarian Aid Regulation"), and in particular Article 2, notably 2 (c), Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,
GENEVA, April 25 (UNHCR) – Since 2004, the UN refugee agency has been running a programme of Confidence Building Measures (CBM) aimed at establishing direct contact between separated families from the Western Sahara and at helping them reconnect. At the heart of the CBM programme are weekly flights that briefly reunite Sahrawi refugees living in windswept, arid isolated camps in western Algeria's Tindouf region and their relatives in the Western Sahara Territory.
GENÈVE, 11 avril (HCR) – Le HCR a débuté mercredi les rotations aériennes avec un premier vol dans le cadre de son programme élargi pour les visites des familles sahraouies séparées de longue date dans les camps de Tindouf en Algérie et dans le Territoire du Sahara occidental.
Un Boeing 737 a transporté 150 personnes depuis le Territoire du Sahara occidental vers les camps en Algérie et il est revenu en transportant 137 réfugiés sahraouis depuis les camps de Tindouf pour qu'ils puissent retrouver leurs proches dans le Territoire du Sahara occidental.
GENEVA - UNHCR on Wednesday launched the first flight in an expanded programme of visits for long-separated Sahrawi families in the Tindouf camps of Algeria and in Western Sahara Territory.
A Boeing 737 aircraft transported 150 visiting relatives from Western Sahara Territory to the camps in Algeria , and returned carrying 137 Sahrawi refugees from the Tindouf camps back to Western Sahara Territory.
Inside this issue:
Ladsous and Malcorra highlight the current challenges of peacekeeping
MINURSO maintains its logistical support for the humanitarian family exchange program .
MINURSO military component held three conferences during February.
MINURSO Greening activities