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The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA) supports disaster response and preparedness activities in 20 countries by working closely with Humanitarian Coordinator’s (HC)/Resident Coordinator’s (RC) offices, OCHA Country Offices and Humanitarian Advisory Teams (HATs).
Flooding is a natural disaster that can damage large areas in the vicinity of rivers, and in the case of flash floods, also in the vicinity of smaller streams. The Global Risks Report 2017 (1) lists extreme weather events, of which flooding is the main risk in most countries, as the risk with the second highest potential impact and the highest likelihood of occurrence. It furthermore seems likely that climate change will aggravate flood impacts in many regions.
Convened under the Presidency of Fiji, the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP) will make history as the first-ever small island state COP. The negotiations will take place from 6 to 17 November at the World Conference Center in Bonn.
To support the ambitions of the Paris Agreement, the Bank Group is ramping up action around key focus areas such as mobilizing climate finance and supporting vulnerable countries to build resilience to climate impacts.
June 2017 extended the spell of “exceptional global warmth” that has now lasted since mid-2015, according to the latest analysis from the Europe Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting Copernicus Climate Change Service. Average surface air temperatures were the second hottest on record, after June 2016.
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Emergency aid and reconstruction measures supported by Switzerland directly benefit around three and a half million people a year.
Given their scale and tragic consequences, Swiss Humanitarian Aid has focused its attention on the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, and the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. (p. 8)
TECHNICAL COOPERATION AND FINANCIAL AID FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Stricte vigilance requise en Afrique du nord-ouest, dans la Corne de l'Afrique et au Yémen
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Strict vigilance required in northwest Africa, the Horn of Africa and Yemen
11 November 2015, Rome - Unusually heavy and widespread rains that fell recently in northwest Africa, the Horn of Africa and Yemen could favour Desert Locust breeding, FAO warned today, stressing that close monitoring is needed over the next six months to prevent the insects from forming destructive swarms.
The 2014 International Annual Report of SOS Children's Villages, published today, presents risk factors for family breakdown and positive impacts of family strengthening, along with programme statistics and financial results.
In 2014, SOS Children’s Villages International provided sustained care for more than 439,000 children, young people and adults through its Family Strengthening and Family Based Care programmes.
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A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Violent storms started on the evening of 23 November 2014 have caused widespread flooding and flood several Wadis (river) in the south of the country. The storms were still ongoing on Sunday 23 November late afternoon and an awareness bulletin remained in effect until Monday the 24th of November noon, according to the national meteorology.
Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:
L’opération "RIAYA" pour le renforcement de la couverture sanitaire des zones sinistrées par les intempéries et les zones rurales enclavées a permis, depuis son lancement le 15 décembre et jusqu’au 25 courant, l’organisation de 367 visites de terrain des unités médicales mobiles et de 11 caravanes médicales multidisciplinaires, avec respectivement quelque 30.925 et 7.350 prestations sanitaires fournies.
L'Entraide Nationale poursuit, pour la 3ème journée consécutive, la distribution d'aides à la population de la province de Guelmim affectée par les inondations survenues suite aux récentes précipitations torrentielles.
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The cost of the restoration of the roads damaged by the recent floods is estimated at over 103 million dollars, Minister of Equipment, Transport and Logistics, Aziz Rebbah said on Tuesday.
Speaking at a Lower House session on the floods’ impact on infrastructure, Rebbah said that the road network in the flood-stricken areas is of 62,000 kilometers, of which 19,000 kilometers are untarred, as well as 7500 bridges including 505 that have been completely submerged by water.
A Qatar Charity delegation arrived in the Kingdom of Morocco late last week in order to conduct a humanitarian needs assessment in the south-eastern regions of the country, in light of the recent heavy rains and resulting floods.
By Soraya Dali-Balta, IFRC
The winter season has hit Morocco this year with full force as heavy rains and floods invaded numerous southern cities and towns, causing numerous deaths and leading to a severe damage in the country’s infrastructure.
Ministère de l’Intérieur: La forte mobilisation des autorités a permis d’atténuer les retombées des intempéries et sauver plusieurs vies humaines
Conformément aux Très Hautes Instructions de SM Le Roi Mohammed VI, Que Dieu L’assiste, la forte mobilisation des autorités locales, des forces de sécurité, des FAR, de la Gendarmerie Royale et de la Protection Civile a permis d’atténuer les retombées des intempéries et sauver plusieurs vies humaines, indique mardi un communiqué du ministère de l’Intérieur.
Floods Impacts Mitigated, Lives Saved Thanks To Full Mobilisation Of Authorities
The full mobilization of local authorities, Royal Armed Forces, Royal Gendarmerie and the Civil Protection, set in motion upon royal instructions, helped mitigate the impact of the recent floods in Morocco and rescue lives, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Rabat, Nov. 30, 2014 - HM King Mohammed VI has given His High Instructions to the Interior Ministry to supply isolated villages with food following the recent floods and snowfalls, the Interior Ministry said.
This supply of basic foodstuffs concerns 250 isolated villages, the ministry said in a statement.
In implementation of the High Royal Instructions, the Interior Ministry will distribute, in coordination with Gendarmerie Royale, without delay the foodstuffs to the affected population, the statement added.