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08 Dec 2009 description

Press Release No.869

Geneva, 8 December 2009 (WMO) - The year 2009 is likely to rank in the top 10 warmest on record since the beginning of instrumental climate records in 1850, according to data sources compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The global combined sea surface and land surface air temperature for 2009 (January-October) is currently estimated at 0.44°C ± 0.11°C (0.79°F ± 0.20°F) above the 1961-1990 annual average of 14.00°C/57.2°F.

05 Dec 2009 description

What is the situation in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region?

As of 5 December 2009, 23:00 hours, Cairo time, 43,650 laboratory-confirmed cases of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 were reported to WHO by 22 out of 22 Member States of WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region. There are 452 related deaths from Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 reported, so far, from 18 Member States in the Region.

23 Nov 2009 description

What is the situation in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region?

As of 21 November 2009, 23:00 hours, Cairo time, 38,859 laboratory-confirmed cases of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 were reported to WHO by 22 out of 22 Member States of WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region. Somalia has reported the first 2 cases on the beginning of November. There are 330 related deaths from Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 reported, so far, from 17 member states in the Region.

21 Nov 2009 description

Decentralization efforts continue with increased capacity in regions

November 21, 2009, Rome - FAO continues its efforts to strengthen the capacity of its decentralized offices. This week, agreements were signed with the Governments of Barbados, Egypt and Tunisia to increase the capacity of the UN agency's decentralized offices to respond to the needs of member countries in a timely and effective manner.

The agreements, which foresee additional inputs by the host governments, will upscale the technical capacity of FAO's offices in these three regions to the level of some …

18 Nov 2009 description
report IRIN

DUBAI, 18 November 2009 (IRIN) - More people have died from H1N1 influenza in Iran than in any of the 22 countries in the World Health Organization (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean Region, according to WHO's 14 November update.

With 33 deaths to date, Iran made up about 17 percent of the 188 total deaths in the region since May 2009. Saudi Arabia has had 28 deaths, Oman 25 and Syria 22.

Syria had by far the highest rate of deaths to cases with 9.5 percent of all cases being fatalities.

14 Nov 2009 description

What is the situation in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region?

As of 14 November 2009, 23:00 hours, Cairo time, 28,751 laboratory-confirmed cases of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 were reported to WHO by 22 out of 22 Member States of WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region. Somalia has reported the first 2 cases on the beginning of November. There are 188 related deaths from Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 reported, so far, from 15 member states in the Region.

02 Nov 2009 description

What is the situation in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region?

As of 31 October 2009, 23:00 hours, Cairo time, 22,689 laboratory-confirmed cases of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 were reported to WHO by 21 out of 22 Member States of WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region. There are 137 related deaths from Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 reported, so far, from 14 member states in the Region.

30 Oct 2009 description

Mensajes principales

El estado de la inseguridad alimentaria en el mundo 2009 es el 10.=BA informe de situación de la FAO sobre el hambre en el mundo desde la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Alimentación (CMA) de 1996. En el informe se destaca el hecho de que, incluso antes de que se produjeran la crisis alimentaria y la crisis económica, el n=FAmero de personas que padecían hambre había aumentado lenta pero constantemente.

29 Oct 2009 description

Oct 29 (Reuters) - Waves of H1N1 flu spread by some three million pilgrims travelling to and from Mecca for November's haj threaten to pile pressure on healthcare systems around the world, disease experts said on Thursday.

Several Muslim countries have imposed restrictions on the pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia because of worries about a major outbreak of H1N1 flu.

Here are some details:

* EGYPT:

-- The most populous Arab state has decided to restrict umra and haj pilgrims to those over 25 and under 65.

24 Oct 2009 description

What is the situation in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region?

As of 24 October 2009, 23:00 hours, Cairo time, 17,150 laboratory-confirmed cases of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 were reported to WHO by 21 out of 22 Member States of WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region. There are 111 related deaths from Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 reported, so far, from 13 member states in the Region.

20 Oct 2009 description

Executive summary

The North Africa region, made up of Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, is economically diverse with rich, resource abundant economies like Algeria and Libya and countries that are resource scarce relative to their population size such as Egypt and Morocco.

20 Oct 2009 description

Executive summary

This plan displays the main areas of intervention of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Zone Office. It builds on the country context and supports the plans, needs and ambitions of the National Societies of MENA region. The MENA Zone Office functions as a platform for International Federation and Movement cooperation among the National Societies of the region and their partners. The National Societies and the Zone Office are connected through networks, communities of practice, zone-wide strategies and a high level strategic dialogue.

07 Oct 2009 description

Tunis, le 7 octobre 2009 - Le Conseil d'administration de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé, le 6 octobre 2009 à Tunis, l'octroi d'un don d'un montant de 579 558 Unités de comptes (UC), soit l'équivalent de 625 923 euros, afin de financer une étude de protection contre les inondations des zones nord et est du grand Tunis.

L'objectif spécifique de l'étude est la protection rapprochée des zones Nord et Est du Grand Tunis, comportant quatre gouvernorats (Tunis, Ariana, Ben Arous et Mannouba).

30 Sep 2009 description

The Humanitarian Update is a monthly publication from UN OCHA's Regional Office in Dubai, reporting on the main humanitarian events in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. For more information on Iraq or OPT, please visit www.ochairaq.org and www.ochaopt.org

H1N1 "Swine Flu"

As of 3 October 2009, 12,861 laboratory-confirmed cases of Pandemic (H1N1) were reported to WHO by 21 out of 22 Member States of WHO …

29 Sep 2009 description

GLIDE n=B0 FF-2009-000204-TUN

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

24 Sep 2009 description

Carthage, 24 septembre 2009 - Dans le cadre du suivi de la situation des sinistrés et des personnes affectées par les inondations survenues notamment dans la région de Redayef dans le gouvernorat de Gafsa, le Président Zine El Abidine Ben Ali a donné, jeudi, ses instructions pour l'envoi d'un deuxième avion chargé d'aides aux victimes de ces inondations consistant en des couvertures et des produits de base.

Sur un autre plan, le président de la République a chargé le ministre de l'Equipement, de l'habitat et de l'aménagement du territoire de se rendre, de …

23 Sep 2009 description

Carthage, 23 septembre 2009 - Dans le cadre du souci de parfaire l'exécution des mesures exceptionnelles qu'il avait décidées pour faire face à la situation causée par les pluies abondantes qui se sont abattues sur la zone de Redayef, le Président Zine El Abidine Ben Ali a dépêché, vers cette délégation, le ministre des Affaires sociales, de la solidarité et des tunisiens à l'étranger, le ministre de la santé publique et le ministre de l'équipement et de l'habitat pour prendre connaissance des dégâts occasionnés, apaiser les souffrances des familles sinistrées et …

23 Sep 2009 description

Carthage, 23 septembre 2009 - Le président Zine El Abidine Ben Ali suit avec une grande préoccupation l'évolution de la situation engendrée par les fortes pluies qui se sont abattues sur la région de Redayef, et qui ont fait des victimes et d'importants dégâts matériels.

Le chef de l'Etat a donné ses instructions pour assurer une intervention immédiate et rapide afin de remédier à cette situation.

Il a, dans ce contexte, décidé de :

- constituer une commission chargée du suivi et de l'organisation d'interventions urgentes avec la participation de toutes les …