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The Initiative for School Meals and Social Protection in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region aims at enhancing the effectiveness and broadening the coverage and impact of school meals programmes as a key social protection instrument in support of poor and vulnerable children and marginalized communities. It embraces both crisis situations as well as more stable but vulnerable contexts, strengthening resilience and providing opportunities for more inclusive development pathways and social stability.
In 2016, the Surge Capacity Section (SCS) managed 144 deployments to 32 countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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WFP’s strategy in Tunisia and Morocco is to support national capacity development for school feeding. WFP provides the two governments with technical assistance in order to enhance their national school feeding programmes.
In 2011, WFP re-opened an office in Tunisia to provide assistance during the Libya crisis.
In 2003, WFP closed its office in Morocco.
The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000
AMOUNT: EUR 13 000 000
0. PURPOSE OF THE AMENDMENT
May 2015 – Modification No. 1
On 1 July 2013, WFP began implementing projects on national capacity development for school feeding in both Tunisia and Morocco with the aim of providing the governments with technical assistance in order to enhance their school feeding programmes.
In 2011, WFP re-opened an office in Tunisia to provide assistance during the Libya crisis. In 2003, WFP closed its office in Morocco.
UNHCR Representative met with Prime Minister Habib Essid and with Minister of Justice Mohamed Saleh Ben Aissa on 13 March. He thanked Tunisian authorities for their efforts in favour of refugee protection and offered UNHCR’s continuous support.
68 New asylum seekers registered with UNHCR in January 2015
26 Students are taking English, French and IT classes in Ben Guerdane and Medenine
61 Refugee children received an education grant for school year 2014-15
596 Families benefited from the winterization distribution in December 2014
1. Who are we?
The Desert Locust (SGR1 ) situation deteriorated along the Red Sea coast in the central outbreak region during November. Aerial and ground operations treated swarms and groups of adults and hoppers on close to 83,000 ha in Sudan during this month. A few adult locusts were detected on the Gulf of Aden & the Red Sea coastal plains in Yemen the last week of November. No locusts were reported in Ethiopia, Oman or Somalia and no reports were received from Eritrea or Saudi Arabia during this period (DLCO-EA, DLMCC/Yemen, LCC/Oman, PPD/Sudan).
The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained calm in winter, spring and summer breeding areas in the western outbreak region in August and only low density adults were reported in Mauritania, Niger and Chad, and a similar situation is highly likely in northern Mali where the ongoing security situation continuous undermining survey operations. No locusts were reported in Algeria, Libya, Morocco or Tunisia during this month.