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Monthly trend report
Covering mixed migration to, through & from NORTH AFRICA
About: MHub is the regional knowledge hub and secretariat for the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, comprising of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, Save the Children, UNHCR, UNICEF and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensure the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.
1. Introduction and background
Who are we?
The MENA Zone consists of three regions (North Africa, Middle East and the Gulf). IFRC has Regional Representations for North Africa (based in Tunis) and for the Gulf (based in Amman), as well as Country Representations currently in Yemen, Iraq, Palestine, and Syria.
The Zone Office is based in Beirut.
What is our mission?
At all levels, the support the MENA Zone will provide to the NSs aims to achieve two overarching objectives:
EU bolsters its support to reformers in its Southern and Eastern neighbourhoods
Brussels, 15 May 2012 - In May 2011, in the midst of dramatic changes sweeping the Southern Neighbourhood, the EU completed a major review of its European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). According to a policy of “more for more”, committed reformers in the EU’s Southern and Eastern neighbourhood would be awarded greater and broader EU support.
By Daan Bauwens
BRUSSELS, May 14, 2012 (IPS) - In an unprecedented move, all 27 EU development ministers championed budget support Monday as an effective way of reducing poverty in developing countries. At the same time they gave the green light to a new ground-breaking initiative to prevent new humanitarian crises in the Horn of Africa.
GLIDE n° OT-2011-0000025-TUN/LBY/EGY/SYR/YEM/LEB/JOR
Appeal target (current): This revised Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 18,673,301 in cash, kind or services to assist 435,000 until the end of June 2012. A final report will be issued by end September 2012 (3 months after the end of the operation).
Appeal coverage: 71%
February 13, 2012
The President’s FY 2013 Budget for the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) strengthens U.S. national security, advances America’s economic interests, and elevates America’s global leadership through diplomacy and development. It supports U.S. businesses, protects Americans at home and abroad, and stops the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. It supports our allies and partners, prevents conflict, promotes democracy, and reflects our core values.
The CERF raised a record amount of US$465 million through the contributions of Member States, Observers, regional governments and the private sector. 2011 marks only the second time in the history of the Fund that it exceeded the $450 million target established for it by the General Assembly.
Additionally, $46.4 million was transferred from the CERF loan window to the grant window with the reduction of the loan element by the General Assembly.
Volume 93 Number 884 December 2011
EDITORIAL: THE FUTURE OF HUMANITARIAN ACTION
The complexity of humanitarian challenges in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) historically derives from the pre-existing causes- the long running conflict, instability and displacement in the Middle East as well as vulnerabilities related to natural disasters and socio-economic factors in most parts of the region. The humanitarian consequences of the recent civil unrest have exacerbated the situation across the region especially for the most vulnerable with minimal coping capacities.
Reporting period (30 June - 11 July 2011)
The situation in Libya continues to be volatile. Anti-government forces push towards Tripoli continues slowly with some advances recorded in the western mountains. Slight advances have also been reported in the Misrata’s western front where opposition forces have fortified their position at 36 km west of the city.
European Parliament Strasbourg, 6 July 2011
Mr President, Honourable Members, the last time I spoke in this Parliament, in early May, I said that statements could and should be made – but that the priority is action.
You will remember that I announced my intention to establish an EU office in Benghazi.
The EU flag now flies above the courthouse in the newly-named Freedom Square – a symbol not just of our solidarity with its people, but of our practical commitment.
In November 2010, the Government commissioned the first independent review of the aid program in 15 years. Its purpose was to assess the effectiveness of our current program and recommend how we can make it even better as it grows.
The "Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness" and the Government’s response were released on 6 July 2011 by Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, in an official launch at Parliament House, followed by a Ministerial Statement to Parliament.
The ICRC is facing challenges on several fronts. Yves Daccord, the organization's Director-General, describes how the ICRC is addressing both growing humanitarian needs and the current strain on donor budgets.
How are you dealing with today's mounting humanitarian needs and the decrease in overall funding for humanitarian organizations?