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Air Algérie flight AH 5017 – Identification of the victims (November 20, 2014)

The process of identifying the remains of the victims of the Air Algérie flight AH 5017 crash on July 24, 2014, in Mali was concluded on November 20, with the meeting of the technical committee consisting of French and Algerian experts who carried out analyses of the ante-mortem and post-mortem data of the victims at the genetics laboratory of the National Gendarmerie’s Institute of Criminal Research (IRCGN).

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The Situation Centre keeps continual watch on events abroad and coordinates humanitarian policy.

With an early warning role in the area of security and risk assessment (political, criminal, terrorist, health, seismic, meteorological, industrial, environmental, etc.), the Centre summarises available information and plans measures to be implemented, especially by overseeing security plans for embassies abroad.

It helps prepare and implement humanitarian policy in liaison with Ministry departments, our embassies and permanent representations to international organisations and with different partners: NGOs, donors, European Commission (ECHO), UN agencies, Red Cross, etc.
In this regard, it is in charge of monitoring humanitarian issues at European level.

It analyses different, chronic or sudden, humanitarian crises and defines possible solutions for them working with humanitarian staff in embassies, if possible. Finally, the centre follows and takes part in international humanitarian debates (funding of international humanitarian action, reform of humanitarian action, etc.).