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10 Sep 2013 description
report CARE

CARE International launches report in Geneva on Thursday, September 12 at side event of the 24th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Geneva, September 10, 2013. Aid agency CARE International launches a new report showing research findings on women’s participating in the Arab spring and outlining how international donor policy needs to adapt to the changing context across the Arab region in the wake of the Arab Spring.

17 Jul 2013 description

July 18, 2013 - The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today announced Canada’s contribution to two projects that will encourage the participation of women in the political process in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

04 Jun 2013 description
report European Union

Summary: 1 June 2013, Singapore - Speech delivered by European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton on "Defending national interests, preventing conflict" at the Shangri-La Dialogue

27 May 2013 description

Une stratégie unique qui englobe pour la première fois l’aide humanitaire, la coopération technique et financière, les mesures de politique économique et commerciale et la coopération avec les pays de l’Est : ce tournant important a été salué aussi bien par le Parlement que par l’opinion publique, soulignent le directeur de la DDC Martin Dahinden et Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, Secrétaire d’Etat et directrice du SECO, dans le rapport annuel 2012 sur la coopération internationale de la Suisse qui vient de sortir de presse.

27 May 2013 description

The just-published 2012 Annual Report on Switzerland's International Cooperation sets out a unified strategy that encompasses – for the first time – humanitarian aid, technical and financial cooperation, economic and trade policy measures, and cooperation with the countries of Eastern Europe. SDC Director-General Martin Dahinden and State Secretary and Director of SECO Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch stress that this important milestone has been welcomed both by Parliament and by public opinion.

25 May 2013 description

Period covered by this Final Report: 24 February 2011 to 30 September, 2012.

Appeal coverage: Up to 31 September 2012 the level of the appeal coverage has reached 74 per cent through cash and in-kind contributions

Appeal history:

  • CHF150,000 was allocated on 24 January 2011, from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Tunisian Red Crescent (TRC) in its response to civil unrest in Tunisia.

03 May 2013 description
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  • A 7.8 earthquake hit South-Eastern Iran on 16 April, close to the border with Pakistan. The impact was felt in both countries, with 14 people killed, 73 injured and two missing.

  • New and worsening humanitarian crises since 2011 have led to a considerable increase in CERF allocations to the MENA region. The largest recipients have been Pakistan, Syria and Yemen.

25 Mar 2013 description

Posted by John Harris, Regional Outreach and Communications Specialist on Sunday, March 24th 2013

Note: This is the fourth post in a 4-part series. Read part one, part two and part three.

03 Jan 2013 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, January 2, 2013 – The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Transition Fund recently received $37.7 million from Canada, the United Kingdom, and France to support good governance, sustainable growth, and greater employment opportunities for youth.

07 Nov 2012 description

Reference: IP/12/1188 Event Date: 08/11/2012

Brussels, 8 November 2012

The European Commission announced today the launching of a new civil protection programme in the Mediterranean region, building on the achievements of the successful Euro-Mediterranean Regional Programme for the Prevention, Preparedness and Response to natural and man-made disasters (PPRD).

The new programme will start in the spring of 2013 and will run until 2016. It was announced at a high-level conference in Brussels which marked the completion of the current PPRD programme.

01 Oct 2012 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

Sixty-second session

Geneva, 1-5 October 2012

A. Situational analysis including new developments

31 Aug 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 14 August — 27 August, 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.

In Focus 1 - The Syrian Refugee Crisis

North Africa 2

Northeast Africa 4

Horn of Africa 6

Middle East 8

06 Jul 2012 description


Period covered by this Ops Update: This operations update reports on the progress of activities planned in the Revised Emergency Appeal between 1 May and 7 June 2012, for North Africa, Yemen and Syria’s neighbouring countries. Progress against planned activities in Syria will be fully detailed in the final report.

02 Jul 2012 description

In March I wrote a commentary for the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement considering lessons learned from responses to migration and displacement resulting from the events of the Arab Spring, focusing on the differential impacts of conflict on migration across the region, protection gaps for non-citizens who are displaced by political instability, and contrasting European and North African responses to migration and displacement.

26 Jun 2012 description

Document Summary

UNDP has a presence on the ground in over 170 countries and territories and decades of concrete development experience in countries ranging from fragile States to middle-income countries like Brazil and Indonesia. This, combined with our four focus areas — poverty reduction and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); democratic governance; crisis prevention and recovery; and environment and sustainable development — make us uniquely situated and qualified to answer the UN’s call for a better and more sustainable future.

31 May 2012 description

Since 2003, the International Committee of the Red Cross has been publishing, in cooperation with the League of Arab States, an annual report on the implementation of IHL in the Middle East and North Africa.

This report covers the following countries: Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Tunisia, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritania, and Yemen, and not all States member of the League of Arab States.

23 May 2012 description

By Berta Acero

CAIRO, 23 May 2012 – A regional meeting of experts held in Cairo could result in a doubling of the number of Arab countries that systematically report on disaster losses.

UNISDR brought together over 40 participants from 15 Arab countries to discuss and exchange experiences on establishing national disaster loss databases. These disaster inventories (www.desinventar.net) enable countries to analyse disaster trends and their impacts in a systematic manner through the collection of historical disaster data.