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01 Nov 2010 description

Executive summary

The North Africa region, made up of Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, is economically diverse with rich, resource-abundant economies like Algeria and Libya and countries that are resource-scarce relative to their population size such as Egypt and Morocco. These five middle income countries are generally on track to achieving the health Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target by 2015, but still face significant rural and urban disparities and gaps in coverage.

Like other regions, North Africa faces two major challenges.

18 Aug 2010 description

Summary: CHF 160,749 (USD 154,585 or EUR 120,700) was allocated from the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 29 September 2009 to support the Tunisian Red Crescent Society (Tunisian RC) in delivering assistance to some 5,100 beneficiaries.

Heavy rains in south and east Tunisia caused floods in several cities in the end of September 2009, forcing approximately 5,000 people to leave their houses and be sheltered in temporary shelters. This final report gives the complete details of the relief activities carried out during the emergency phase and the social and …

14 Apr 2010 description

This report covers the period 01 January to 31 December 2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) capacity to assist national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters through the provision of timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.

Programme Summary:

The DREF made a total of 108 allocations in 2009 to support National Society response to 96 different disasters, disbursing a total of 17,469,048 Swiss …

17 Feb 2010 description

GLIDE n=B0 FF-2009-000204-TUN

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

08 Dec 2009 description

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.

20 Oct 2009 description

Executive summary

The North Africa region, made up of Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, is economically diverse with rich, resource abundant economies like Algeria and Libya and countries that are resource scarce relative to their population size such as Egypt and Morocco.

07 Oct 2009 description

Tunis, le 7 octobre 2009 - Le Conseil d'administration de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) a approuvé, le 6 octobre 2009 à Tunis, l'octroi d'un don d'un montant de 579 558 Unités de comptes (UC), soit l'équivalent de 625 923 euros, afin de financer une étude de protection contre les inondations des zones nord et est du grand Tunis.

L'objectif spécifique de l'étude est la protection rapprochée des zones Nord et Est du Grand Tunis, comportant quatre gouvernorats (Tunis, Ariana, Ben Arous et Mannouba).

30 Sep 2009 description

The Humanitarian Update is a monthly publication from UN OCHA's Regional Office in Dubai, reporting on the main humanitarian events in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. For more information on Iraq or OPT, please visit www.ochairaq.org and www.ochaopt.org

H1N1 "Swine Flu"

As of 3 October 2009, 12,861 laboratory-confirmed cases of Pandemic (H1N1) were reported to WHO by 21 out of 22 Member States of WHO …

29 Sep 2009 description

GLIDE n=B0 FF-2009-000204-TUN

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

24 Sep 2009 description

Carthage, 24 septembre 2009 - Dans le cadre du suivi de la situation des sinistrés et des personnes affectées par les inondations survenues notamment dans la région de Redayef dans le gouvernorat de Gafsa, le Président Zine El Abidine Ben Ali a donné, jeudi, ses instructions pour l'envoi d'un deuxième avion chargé d'aides aux victimes de ces inondations consistant en des couvertures et des produits de base.

Sur un autre plan, le président de la République a chargé le ministre de l'Equipement, de l'habitat et de l'aménagement du territoire de se rendre, de …

23 Sep 2009 description

Carthage, 23 septembre 2009 - Dans le cadre du souci de parfaire l'exécution des mesures exceptionnelles qu'il avait décidées pour faire face à la situation causée par les pluies abondantes qui se sont abattues sur la zone de Redayef, le Président Zine El Abidine Ben Ali a dépêché, vers cette délégation, le ministre des Affaires sociales, de la solidarité et des tunisiens à l'étranger, le ministre de la santé publique et le ministre de l'équipement et de l'habitat pour prendre connaissance des dégâts occasionnés, apaiser les souffrances des familles sinistrées et …

23 Sep 2009 description

Carthage, 23 septembre 2009 - Le président Zine El Abidine Ben Ali suit avec une grande préoccupation l'évolution de la situation engendrée par les fortes pluies qui se sont abattues sur la région de Redayef, et qui ont fait des victimes et d'importants dégâts matériels.

Le chef de l'Etat a donné ses instructions pour assurer une intervention immédiate et rapide afin de remédier à cette situation.

Il a, dans ce contexte, décidé de :

- constituer une commission chargée du suivi et de l'organisation d'interventions urgentes avec la participation de toutes les …

23 Sep 2009 description

Carthage, September 23, 2009 - President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali is following up with great concern the development of the situation following the pouring rain in the region of Redayef, which claimed victims and caused a lot of material damage.

The Head of State issued instructions to secure speedy and immediate intervention to remedy the situation.