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22 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

115.9 mt of food assistance distributed

US$1.8 m cash-based transfers made

US$17.0 m six months (November 2018 – April 2019) net funding requirements

132,454 people assisted in October 2018

Operational Updates

21 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

432.7 mt of food assistance distributed US$0.4 m cash-based transfers made
US$29.9 m six months (October 2018 – March 2019) net funding requirements
263,251 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

24 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers
- 91 mt of food assistance distributed
- US$1.84 m cash-based transfers made
- US$28.5 m six months (September 2018 – February 2019) net funding requirements
- 139,757 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Context

22 Sep 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch
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Egypt: Thousands Evicted in Sinai Demolitions

In Insurgent Fight, Border Families Left to Fend for Themselves

13 Aug 2015 description
report Voice of America

Heather Murdock
August 12, 2015 12:05 PM

CAIRO, EGYPT — More than 60 people have been killed in the past few days and hundreds of people have been hospitalized from a heat wave that has gripped the Middle East for weeks.

Some cities have been hit with what "feels like" temperatures of about 70 degrees Celsius, according to Egyptian state news.

This summer’s heat has killed many others across the region with temperatures that have been in the 40s and sometimes even the 50s for weeks.

03 Jun 2015 description


Policy makers in both rich and poor countries around the world estimate that up until 2012 32.4 million people were displaced from 82 countries after being exposed to sudden natural disasters. We find that the displacement results from the cumulative effects of disasters on the affected people. When these displaced people return to their homes that have been affected by the disaster, this is treating the symptoms without addressing the underlying problem.

30 Apr 2014 description
  1. 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.

  2. What is our mission?
    At all levels, the support the MENA Zone will provide to the NSs aims to achieve two overarching objectives:

16 Nov 2012 description


In Focus 1

North Africa 2

Northeast Africa 4

Horn of Africa 6

12 Mar 2012 description
report IRIN

CAIRO, 12 March 2012 (IRIN) - Fatma Soleman’s small table at a special International Women’s Day bazaar in a suburb of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, was a bustle of activity as visitors admired handmade jewelry, colourful bags and gold-embroidered wallets on display.

For the past 12 years Soleman has been teaching hundreds of refugee women in Cairo how to create handicrafts and successfully sell them. “I teach women that they can do it,” she said. “I’m working to help refugees become self-reliant.”

07 Mar 2012 description

Swiss commitment to North Africa, one year later

24 Aug 2011 description
report Government of Egypt

On August 23rd, Spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Menha Bakhoum, stated that a delegation representing the Egyptian Government and trends is heading to Mogadishu on Friday, August 26th, to hand over Egyptian assistance freighted on board military planes to the Somali capital. Assistant Foreign Minister for African Affairs, Ambassador Mona Omar, will head the delegation on behalf of Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr.

30 Jun 2011 description


  • Concerns about disruptions to public food distribution, as food stocks depleted faster than replenished.

  • Urgent requirement to replenish depleted medical supplies and equipment in Libya.

  • Power shortages affect the water supply in several areas.

11 Jun 2011 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville

Location: Geneva

10 June 2011

(1) Sudan

(2) Kyrgyzstan

(3) Egypt

(1) Sudan

With regards to the ongoing fighting in Kadugli and neighbouring towns and villages in South Kordofan State between northern and southern security forces (the Sudanese armed forces (SAF) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army), we have received extremely worrying reports of civilian casualties, mass displacement and deteriorating humanitarian conditions.

11 Jun 2011 description


Severe fighting on the western and southeastern front outside of Misurata continued today, causing a high number of casualties. The fighting in Dafniya was reported to be particularly fierce, with Gaddafi forces using more sophisticated tanks than usual against the rebels. Consequently the situation at the Dafniya forward aid station was reported to be dire. Shelling has been constant since the morning with increased intensity in the afternoon.

31 May 2011 description


Harvesting of the 2011 winter cereals has just started

Ongoing conflict and displacement affecting food production

Increased emergency food assistance required, especially in the West of the country

31 May 2011 description

In August 2010, the Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS) announced an ambitious initiative aimed at facilitating the rapid return to the south of up to 1.5 million Southern Sudanese living in the north and Egypt. However, the return of Southern Sudanese people to the south has been slower than the GoSS anticipated, and up to now only around 300,000 IDPs have returned.

27 May 2011 description


Djerba, Ras Jdir (Medenine Governorate)

This week saw serious disruption at the Choucha camp near the Tunisia - Libya border where around 4,000 migrant workers and refugees from the conflict in Libya are accommodated pending humanitarian evacuation to their countries of origin, or other solutions. Four Eritreans died in a fire in the Eritrean block of the camp on 22 May as residents were sleeping. Twenty tents were lost, and the cause is being investigated. At the time, the Choucha camp was hosting some 4,500 people - mostly Somalis, Eritreans, and Sudanese.

24 May 2011 description


Reports of fuel scarcity and high fuel prices continue in the west of Libya. Fuel scarcity has also been reported in Benghazi due to problems in the supply chain. Reports indicate that the black market prices of fuel can be as much as fifty times higher than the official price. Residents in Tripoli are queuing for petrol for days. Insecurity, cash shortages, departure of migrants and the general situation continue to cripple economic activity in Libya.

20 May 2011 description


WHO submitted project documents for the Flash Appeal for Libya. In total, 6 project proposals were submitted requesting approximately US$ 11.3 million.