Modelling of flood propagation in a semi-arid environment case of the N'FIS basin - Moroccan Western high atlas - El Alaoui El Fels A, Alaa N, Bachnou A.
The modelling of flood propagation in semi-arid environments can be extremely useful for a better assessment and flood risk planning to reduce the catastrophic impacts of this phenomenon. The main purpose of this work is to make a comparative study between... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Inside the Dangerous Mission to Understand What Makes Extremists Tick —and How to Change Their Minds
On a cool winter’s day in early 2014, the American academic Nafees Hamid was invited for tea at the second-story at the Barcelona apartment of a young Moroccan man. It started well enough; they sat down at the kitchen table, chatting amiably in French while two acquaintances of the host sat nearby in the living room. Halfway through the conversation, though, things took a turn. “He started saying things like, ‘Why should we trust any Westerner?’” Hamid recalls. “‘Why would we not kill every one of them? Why should I even trust you—you are an American—sitting here? Why s...
Source: TIME: Science - September 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emily Feldman and Malia Politzer Tags: Uncategorized extremism feature Londontime Source Type: news

Tourism Trauma and COVID-19
By External SourceAug 21 2020 (IPS-Partners) Pandemic-related lockdowns, flight cancellations, and border closures may be putting a crimp on summer vacation plans. However, the precipitous drop in tourism will have an outsized impact on countries that rely on foreign travelers—with potentially large-scale effects on their economies’ national accounts. Costa Rica, Greece, Morocco, Portugal, and Thailand could be among the hardest hit with losses in tourism proceeds exceeding 3 percent of GDP, according to the IMF’s recently released 2020 External Sector Report. The chart calculates direct tourism impacts on imports, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

Morocco: Morocco Readies for Covid-19 Vaccine Trials Following Deals With Chinese Group - Minister
[MAP] Rabat -- The signing of two cooperation agreements between Morocco and China National Biotec Group (CNBG) will enable Morocco to take part in the clinical trials of a Covid-19 vaccine, Minister of Health, Khalid A ït Taleb, said Thursday in Rabat. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lifelin...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Morocco: Covid-19 - Reference Health Centers to Be Made Available in Neighborhoods to Receive Suspicious Cases (Minister)
[MAP] Rabat -- Reference health centers will be made available in different neighborhoods to receive suspected cases of Covid-19, Health minister Khalid Ait Taleb said Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco: Football Resumes Amid Covid-19 Threat
[Nation] All eyes in Africa are on Morocco after football action resumed in the North African country amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with outstanding top-flight matches being staged last weekend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
By Joaquín RoyMIAMI, Jul 31 2020 (IPS) In the cinematic context of the death of the Italian and universal composer, Ennio Morricone, author of the background music of more than four hundred films, as an indirect tribute, Europe took a solid step. The European Union’s (EU) forceful ban on accepting travelers from the rest of the world has been decided simultaneously with a collective option: an internal opening that covers the entire territory of the Schengen Agreement, an enlarged EU that includes some special non-members (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the microstates). Furthermore, the EU seems t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joaquin Roy Tags: Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Source Type: news

Operation SALAMA reaches millions of Moroccans with pandemic information, supplies, support
RABAT, Morocco – When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Morocco in March, alarm spread through the country. “At the start of the pandemic, we were very worried about our health,” Halima*, a migrant woman from Madagascar, told UNFPA. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

COVID-19: Smarter Response & Recovery Measures Can Help Preserve Human Rights in Africa
This article originally appeared in Africa Renewal—a UN publication focusing on African news and analysis. www.un.org/africarenewal.   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The post COVID-19: Smarter Response & Recovery Measures Can Help Preserve Human Rights in Africa appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: “Social cohesion is built ove...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Angela Lusigi and Achievement Dhlakama Tags: Africa Aid Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Morocco: Hospitals to Be Supplied With Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccines This Autumn (Minister)
[MAP] Rabat -- Moroccan hospitals will be supplied with influenza and pneumococcal vaccines during the coming autumn, Health minister Khalid Ait Taleb announced on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco: Wearing a Mask Is Compulsory for Everyone Outside Home (Interior Ministry)
[MAP] Rabat -- The wearing of masks is mandatory for anyone getting outside the home, the Interior ministry said Saturday in a statement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Spain Is Facing a Second Wave of Coronavirus Outbreaks. Here ’s What to Know
Authorities in Spain prohibited anyone from entering or leaving the town of Totana in the southeastern part of the country yesterday, after 55 people who went to a local bar tested positive for COVID-19. The town, home to 32,000 people, is one of many in Spain to go back into lockdown, as the country struggles to contact trace and get a handle on new outbreaks popping up across the nation. Spain was home to one of Europe’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks, experiencing 270,166 cases and 28,429 deaths since January. The country also had the world’s highest reported rate of COVID-19 infection for doctors and nurses. But ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime Source Type: news

Western Sahara: Conasadh Expresses Its Concern Over Saharawi Political Prisoner's Situation in Moroccan Prisons
[SPS] Bir Lehlu -- The Saharawi National Commission for Human Rights (CONASADH) expressed deep concern over the mistreatment of the Saharawi political prisoners in Moroccan jails by the Moroccan occupation authorities, preventing them te medical assistance and necessary treatments during this period in which the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic is spreading. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morocco: The Country Timidly Re-Opens Borders After COVID-19 Lockdown
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Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news