Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA)
OCHA’s Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA) covers more than 20 countries and territories. They have a combined population of 381 million people. The region spans two continents and is home to countries at markedly different stages of development, ranging from Israel, which ranked 15 out of 187 countries on the 2011 Human Development Index, to Yemen, which ranked a low 154. The region has suffered from endemic political and social tensions, and is home to about 8 million IDPs and refugees. Arab uprisings in 2011 across numerous countries led to increased humanitarian interventions to deliver aid and protect civilians in restrictive or highly insecure environments.
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