Morocco: Floods - Dec 2009
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The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA) supports disaster response and preparedness activities in 20 countries by working closely with Humanitarian Coordinator’s (HC)/Resident Coordinator’s (RC) offices, OCHA Country Offices and Humanitarian Advisory Teams (HATs).
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.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) 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 Red Crescent response to emergencies.
Summary: CHF 75,652 (USD 72,710 or EUR 56,750) was allocated from the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 6 January 2010 to support the Moroccan Red Crescent Society (Moroccan RC) in delivering assistance to some 1,875 beneficiaries.
The Moroccan RC, with the support of the International Federation, responded to the floods that affected three of the 12 districts of the surrounding Agadir province in the end of December 2009.
SM le Roi Mohammed VI, que Dieu L'assiste, s'est enquis, mardi, de l'état d'avancement du programme prioritaire d'assainissement liquide d'Oujda, d'un coût global de 550 millions DH, et a inauguré le délesteur de protection du secteur sud de la ville contre les inondations (65 MDH), l'une des composantes de ce programme.
- Le Souverain inaugure un délesteur pour protéger la ville contre le risque d'inondations.
- Amélioration des conditions sanitaires et d'hygiène de la population.
- Un programme ambitieux respectueux de …
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CHF 200,000 (USD 188,555 or EUR 137,415) has been allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Moroccan Red Crescent Society (Moroccan RC) in delivering immediate assistance to some 2,000 families (10,000 beneficiaries). Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.
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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.