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14 Aug 2018 description

FACTS & FIGURES

Around 174 000 refugees (UNHCR) 90 000 vulnerable refugees targeted by the EU humanitarian assistance

5 camps in the south-west of the Algerian desert

Total EU humanitarian funding: €240 million since 1993

Introduction

15 Jun 2018 description

As a leading global humanitarian donor, the European Union is at the forefront of identifying and intervening in crises that have escaped international attention. These so-called 'forgotten crises' have persisted, yet despite significant humanitarian needs they receive insufficient international aid.

02 Nov 2016 description

Open debates on “water, peace and security” and asymmetrical threats to peacekeeping would be highlighted by the Security Council this month, along with a range of items of ongoing concern, Fodé Seck (Senegal), Council President for November, told correspondents at Headquarters this afternoon.

04 Nov 2015 description

Last month, refugee camps in Algeria in Layoun, Aussert, Smara, Boujdour, and Dahkla were hit by devastating floods after a week of torrential rain. Extensive damage has left refugees from Western Sahara, dangerously exposed. Handicap International launched an operation to assist the most vulnerable individuals.

02 Oct 2015 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11697

Continuing to address the broad range of challenges facing the global community, Heads of State and Government along with other high-level representatives hailed recent diplomatic successes, while decrying the plight of refugees and the crises leading to their flight, during day four of the General Assembly’s annual debate.

23 Apr 2015 description

Humanitarian situation and needs

Key messages

  • The Sahrawi refugees are the result of an unresolved political conflict with humanitarian consequences, which have to be addressed in line with the humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality.

  • The Sahrawi refugee situation is defined as a forgotten crisis by the European Commission, meaning that it receives little funding from the international community.

11 Jun 2013 description

Humanitarian situation and needs

Key messages

  • The Sahrawi refugee situation counts among the forgotten humanitarian crisis for which little funding is available.

  • The tens of thousands of Sahrawi refugees living in 5 camps have little access to outside resources and are depending on international aid for their survival.

  • ECHO started to help meet the basic needs of the refugees in 1993. Since then it has provided around €200 million in humanitarian aid through its implementing partners.

09 Apr 2013 description

Humanitarian situation and needs

Key messages

  • The Sahrawi refugee crisis counts among the forgotten crises for which the little funding available is coming mainly from institutional donors like ECHO.

  • The Sahrawi refugees will remain dependent on international aid as long as no political solution for their situation has been found

20 May 2012 description

Facts & figures

  • Tens of thousands of refugees live in 4 camps in the Algerian desert.

  • European Commission humanitarian aid has been continuously provided since 1993.

  • Latest funding decision, January 2012: € 10 million

A LONG-LASTING HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

16 Dec 2011 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 06 December — 12 December 2011, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org

30 Sep 2010 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

Sixty-first session

Geneva, 4-8 October 2010

30 September 2010

This update presents some examples of challenges, progress and new developments in global programmes and partnerships since the last strategic overview presented to the 47th meeting of the Standing Committee in March 2010. A more comprehensive report will be provided in the forthcoming Global Appeal 2011 Update.

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