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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).
The Government of Tunisia extended every month the state of emergency declared after November 2015 attack on elite presidential guards in the capital. The state of emergency confers exceptional powers on Tunisian authorities, notably to forbid strikes and public gatherings, close movie theatres and control the press.
The fragile political situation in Libya continue to have an impact on the security situation in Tunisia.
In Egypt, the situation remains tensed in North Sinai Governorate with regular security incidents affecting greater Cairo and the Nile Delta.
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 aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,
Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,
TUNIS, 3rd March 2015 (WAM) --- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has launched the second phase of its aid campaign for families affected by the cold wave and floods in Tunis.
An official source at the foundation said that the campaign is being implemented in accordance with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
TUNISIA, 5th February, 2015 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has concluded its winter aid programme in Tunisia. The programme targeted 37,000 families of those affected by the severe cold wave during January.
The programme was implemented in accordance with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces .
TUNIS, 2nd February, 2015 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KF), yesterday distributed winter aid which contains food stuff, heaters, clothing, blankets and necessary things to meet needs of children with disabilities including 5000 underprivileged families.
TUNIS, 22nd January 2015 (WAM) -- The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation on Wednesday distributed winter aid to 7000 families in the Tunisian governorates of Kasserine and Sidi Bouzid to help them survive the current cold wave that hit the country recently.
An official source from the Foundation said that the effort is in accordance with directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
The North Africa region, made up of Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, is economically and demographically diverse. These five middle income countries were generally on track in 2010 to achieving the health Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target by 2015, even if facing significant rural and urban disparities and gaps in coverage.
Poverty rates in Northwest Tunisia are among the highest in the country and unemployment is rampant. This was recently demonstrated by the Tunisian statistical agency of a region where rural communities face a daily struggle against tough agricultural and environmental conditions. This beautiful mountainous part of Tunisia is rich in natural resources with 75 percent of the national water supply and more than half the country’s forests. But these assets have been over exploited and badly managed.
MAA00010 August 2012
Period covered: January to June 2012
Overview Seventy three allocations were made by the DREF during the first six months of 2012 for a total of CHF 11,778,445. Eighty per cent of the allocations were made as grants to support response to small or medium-scale disasters, referred to as DREF operations. Twelve emergency appeals received start-up funding loans. The allocations supported response to 69 different operations by 54 National Societies.
Summary: CHF 129,179 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on February 9th, 2012 to support the National Society in delivering assistance to some 1,000 families (5,000 beneficiaries), living in rural areas affected by the unusual cold wave since the end of January.
TRC mobilised more than 100 volunteers over two weeks for raising funds and donations and ensuring logistics and relief activities. 140 Tones of humanitarian assistance were distributed to 3400 families within two weeks which exceeded the initial planned target.
In this issue
1 million people need aid in Syria P.2
Measles epidemic in Yemen P.3
2012 Humanitarian Appeal P.4
CERF support for Syria, Yemen P.5
UN-LAS Sectoral Meeting in Cairo generated more than 50 recommendations on issues of shared humanitarian concern.
At least 1 million people need humanitarian assistance in Syria.
Algeria received 30,000 people fleeing political violence in Mali. Algerian Red Crescent responded with medicines, blankets, food and tents
RIYADH, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud directed on Wednesday his government to provide the Tunisian government with urgent relief aid to combat a severe cold in Tunisia.
According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the assistance included food, blankets, heating means and medicines. The Saudi Ministry of Finance has started to implement the order of the King. SPA also said that the initiative by the King comes due to humanitarian needs for a brotherly nation, especially since such cold weather is associated with heavy snow.
TUNIS, Feb 10 (KUNA) -- The United Arab Emirates will send emergency aid for areas affected by the severe cold wave that recently hit Tunisia, particularly the northwest regions.
Tunisian official news agency (TAP) reported Friday that UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan has phoned his Tunisian counterpart Rafik Abdul-Salam to express the UAE solidarity with Tunisian people.
Sheikh Abdullah also told Rafik that the UAE will send urgent humanitarian aid for the cold-stricken areas.
CHF 129,179 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 1,000 families (5,000 beneficiaries) living in rural areas affected by the unusual cold wave since the end of January. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.
This report covers the period January to July 2011
Programme outcome: To further strengthen National Societies to deliver appropriate and timely disaster and crises preparedness, response and recovery assistance to vulnerable people.
This report covers the period 01 January 2011 to 30 June 2011.
To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the impact of disasters through the timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.
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.
Appeal Target: CHF 3,400,000 (USD 2,446,214 or EUR 2,336,657)
Period covered: January - April, 2003
The Federation’s mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world’s largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org
Appeal coverage: 16.7%; See attached Contributions List for details.
Outstanding needs: CHF 2,832,634 (USD 2,080,524 / EUR 1,919,779)