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.
H1N1 "Swine Flu"
As of 29 August 2009, 5,031 laboratory-confirmed cases x xof Pandemic (H1N1) were reported to WHO by 21 out of 22 Member States of WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region. A total of 524 of these reported cases were locally transmitted, and there have been 21 deaths in: Egypt (1), Iraq (1), Islamic Republic of Iran (1), Kuwait (4), Lebanon (1), Oman (6), Palestine (1), Saudi Arabia (4), Qatar (1) and Yemen (1). Algeria has also reported 33 cases with no deaths.