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14 Jul 2011 description
report World Bank

Climate Change Adaptation and Natural Disasters Preparedness in the Coastal Cities of North Africa

Summary of the Regional Study June 2011

OVERVIEW: URBAN COASTAL RISKS ON THE RISE

22 Jul 2009 description

As of 22 July 2009, 23:00 hours, Cairo time, 952 laboratory-confirmed cases of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 have been reported to WHO Regional Office by 19 Member States of WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region. A total of 262of these reported cases were locally transmitted. There is one related death reported from Egypt on 19 July 2009. 
Since the last reporting period, an additional 62 laboratory-confirmed cases of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 were reported from 6 Member States: Bahrain (8), Iran (13), Kuwait (1), Oman (6), Palestine (2) and United Arab Emirates (32).

30 Oct 2008 description

Executive summary

The regional support plan for North Africa for 2009-2010, in line with the Global Agenda Goals of the International Federation, focuses on facilitating the development of the five National Societies by building their capacities and providing technical support to the four core programmes of disaster management, health and care, the Fundamental Principles and humanitarian values as well as organizational development.

27 Apr 2004 description

The threat of desert locusts in West and Northwest Africa remains "extremely serious", FAO warned today.

27 April 2004, Rome - Despite intensive control efforts, the threat of desert locusts Northwest Africa remains "extremely serious", FAO warned today.

"Widespread laying, hatching and band formation are in progress in the spring breeding of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and Algeria," said Keith Cressman, FAO Locust Officer.

01 Jan 2003 description

Data Sources: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations Environment Programme, Population Action International