- Tunisia: Forest Fires - Aug 2017
- Europe/Northern Africa: Cold Wave - Jan 2012
- Tunisia: Flash Floods - Sep 2009
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Tunisia: Flash Floods - Oct 2007
- North Africa: Floods - Apr 2007
- Locusts - Aug 2004
- Tunisia: Floods - Jan 2003
- Tunisia: Floods - Jan 1990
- Tunisia: Floods - Oct 1986
This Annual Report highlights the impact of the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. In 2016, the Joint Programme provided support to 45 countries, including through the deployment of Peace and Development Advisors.
PM announces new package of UK aid to provide desperately needed assistance to refugees and migrants.
The UK is helping migrants return home rather than risk their lives continuing perilous journeys to Europe, and protecting men, women and children in danger of trafficking and sexual violence, Prime Minister Theresa May announced today.
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 16 December 2016
Today, the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa adopted a €37 million package to increase protection of migrants and to strengthen effective migration management in North Africa
Protecting migrants from human traffickers and people smugglers.
Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.
WFP Assistant Executive Director (AED) Elisabeth Rasmusson visited Tunisia on 24-25 May. During the visit, she met with the Ministers of Education and Agriculture to discuss the signature of an interministerial agreement to link school canteens to local agricultural production and revitalize school gardens.
Tunisian and Moroccan government delegations participated in a study visit to WFP Centre of Excellence Against Hunger in Brazil on 09-13 May.
In July 2013, WFP began implementing a project on capacity development of school meals in Tunisia with the aim to provide the government with technical assistance to enhance their national school meals programme, which reaches 240,000 children in 2,500 primary schools. Development Project 200493 provided technical assistance and policy advice under three main axes: (i) a review of the existing programme; (ii) study visits for South-South cooperation, sharing experiences and best practices; and (iii) development of a sustainable school meals strategy, which was validated in December 2014.
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,
The FAO COMMISSION for controlling the Desert Locust in the Western Region (CLCPRO) strengthens national capacities of locustaffected countries in West and Northwest Africa in planning, training, research and effective and timely response to Desert Locust invasions in order to prevent upsurges and plagues.
The Commission contributes significantly to food and livelihoods security in northern Africa through its regional approach in preventing serious damage that locusts can inflict on pastures and agricultural production in the concerned member countries.
WFP continued technical assistance to the Government of Tunisia in setting up a central kitchen pilot model centre, and in the development of Nutrition and Hygiene Guidelines for the national school meals programme.
Discussions are ongoing with Sodexo for a mission by company experts into Tunisia, to assist in the establishment of the operating model for the central kitchen.
A Government of Morocco delegation will participate in a study visit to WFP’s Centre of Excellence against Hunger in Brazil in May.
Summary of WFP assistance
WFP reopened its office in Tunisia in February 2011 with an emergency operation in response to the Libya crisis, after having handed over its development programme to the Tunisian Government in 1998. Since 2013, WFP has been providing technical assistance and capacity development support to the Government of Tunisia and the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco, working in close collaboration with their respective Ministries of Education to strengthen their national school feeding programmes.
Bern, 29.01.2016 - More than 40 states worldwide with a total population of some 1.5 billion people are classed as fragile or affected by violence and conflict. The majority of the world’s poor will soon be living in fragile contexts. In view of the growing challenges this presents, supporting these people is a priority of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) this year, SDC Director-General Manuel Sager said at the annual media conference in Bern on 29 January.
Summary of WFP assistance
WFP reopened its office in Tunisia in February 2011 with an emergency operation in response to the Libya crisis, after having handed over its development programme to the Tunisian Government in 1998. This emergency operation was completed in January 2012, having provided immediate food assistance to those fleeing Libya.