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Shelter Projects 2011-2012

The fourth edition of ‘Shelter Projects’, is launched at a time when shelter is more relevant than ever as an instrument of humanitarian response. The case studies in this edition reflect the on-going challenges posed by responses to complex emergencies such as Haiti and Pakistan as well as new challenges derived from unprecedented level of population displacement in Africa, Asia and in the Middle East.

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Tunisia + 4 others
Tunisie : près de 300 réfugiés à la dérive secourus en mer (ONG)

08/18/2013 09:46 GMT

TUNIS, 18 août 2013 (AFP) - Près de 300 réfugies africains tentant une traversée vers l'Europe ont été secourus dans la nuit de samedi à dimanche au large de la Tunisie par les autorités tunisiennes, a annoncé dimanche à l'AFP l'association Boats for People.

Une première embarcation avec 240 personnes à bord a été secourue "après trois jours de mer au large des îles Kerkennah (sud de la Tunisie, ndlr), où elle était échouée sur un banc de sable", a déclaré Nicanor Haon, un responsable de l'ONG.

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Africa Zone Region Annual Report 2012 (MAA60005)

This report covers the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012

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Djibouti + 9 others
Conflict trends (no. 12): Real-time analysis of African political violence, March 2013

This month’s Conflict Trends report is the latest in series of ACLED reports which provide an overview and analysis of real-time conflict in Africa.

February witnessed the run-up to the muchanticipated elections in Kenya, for which ACLED produced detailed, real-time and daily coverage and analysis at This month’s report provides an overview of this content. At the time of writing, election results had not yet been announced, and the outcome - for Kenya and its political future - was far from certain.

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Tunisia + 2 others
Un jeune réfugié ivoirien découvre un autre monde en Tunisie

CAMP DE REFUGIES DE CHOUCHA, Tunisie, 10 janvier (HCR) – La fabrication de bijoux aide Abdel*, un jeune réfugié, à retrouver espoir dans un camp de réfugiés en Tunisie, à surmonter un passé tragique et à préparer un avenir meilleur.

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Teenage Ivorian refugee discovers a new world in Tunisia

CHOUCHA REFUGEE CAMP, Tunisia, January 10 (UNHCR) – Jewellery making is helping teenage refugee Abdel* cope with life in a Tunisian refugee camp, get over a tragic past and prepare for a future that is starting to look rosier to him.

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Bulgari, Save the Children Education Campaign Surpasses $20 million

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UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women Announces over US$8 Million in grants (EN/SP/FR)

UN Women

Women in conflict and transitional countries take centre stage

Funds allocated received by more than 350 initiatives in 128 countries in 16-year history

New York, 7 November—The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) today kicked off its 16th year announcing more than US$8 million in grants to 12 local initiatives in 18 countries. In ten countries, funds will be used to address violence against women in conflict, post conflict and transitional settings, including Libya for the first time.

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Migration Policy Practice -Vol. II, Number 5, October-November 2012


Solon Ardittis and Frank Laczko

Welcome to the seventh issue of Migration Policy Practice, which focuses on policy and operational responses to migration crises caused by political turmoil, conflict or natural disasters.

Articles in this issue draw largely from contributions to IOM’s ongoing International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) 2012, which aims to aims to integrate humanitarian and migration perspectives in the search for appropriate responses to the migration consequences of complex crises.

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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Somalia + 33 others
Les causes des conflits et la promotion d’une paix et d’un développement durables en Afrique - Rapport du Secrétaire général (A/67/205*–S/2012/715)

Assemblée générale Soixante-septième session Conseil de sécurité Soixante-septième année Point 64 b) de l’ordre du jour provisoire**
Nouveau Partenariat pour le développement de l’Afrique : progrès accomplis dans la mise en œuvre et appui international : les causes des conflits et la promotion d’une paix et d’un développement durables en Afrique


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Causes of conflict and the promotion of durable peace and sustainable development in Africa - Report of the Secretary-General (A/67/205–S/2012/715)

General Assembly
Sixty-seventh session
Item 64 (b) of the provisional agenda**
New Partnership for Africa’s Development: progress in
implementation and international support: causes of
conflict and the promotion of durable peace and
sustainable development in Africa

Security Council
Sixty-seventh year


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Opening remarks by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay at the Human Rights Council 21st Session

Geneva, 10 September 2012

I would like to begin by expressing sympathy with the victims and families of those who have lost their lives or been injured as a result of the earthquakes in China and the bombings across Iraq.

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World + 8 others
CrisisWatch N°109 (1 September 2012)

A series of sectarian clashes and tit-for-tat kidnappings in Lebanon prompted fears that the Syrian conflict is spilling over. At least 18 were killed and hundreds injured towards the end of August in clashes between al-Assad Alawite supporters and Sunni opponents in Tripoli.

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Algeria + 21 others
Des villes plus vertes, un enjeu crucial pour la sécurité alimentaire africaine

La FAO publie un premier rapport d’étape sur l’horticulture urbaine en Afrique

30 août 2012, Rome - La population urbaine de l'Afrique croît plus rapidement que celle de toute autre région, mais de nombreuses villes africaines ne sont pas en phase avec la demande croissante de nourriture qui accompagne cette croissance. Une publication de la FAO qui vient de paraître incite les décideurs à agir maintenant afin que les villes du continent soient suffisamment «vertes» pour répondre de manière durable aux besoins nutritionnels et en revenus de leurs habitants.

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Growing greener cities in Africa

Greener cities crucial to African food security

FAO releases first status report on urban gardening in Africa

30 August 2012, Rome - Africa's urban population is growing faster than that of any other region, but many of its cities are not keeping pace with the increasing demand for food that comes with that growth. A new FAO publication says policymakers need to act now to ensure that African cities will be "green" enough to meet their nutrition and income needs in a sustainable way.

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Annual Report for 2011: a year of complex and unforeseen crises

Geneva (ICRC) – Major crises that erupted in 2011 in the Middle East and Africa, alongside existing armed conflicts and other violent situations all over the world, caused immense suffering among millions of people that lasted well into 2012 and made them heavily dependent on aid. In addition, increasing food demand in several parts of the world continued to fuel unrest and conflict, as did the consequences of drought and floods. The worldwide economic crisis further compounded the woes felt by many.

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Secretary-General's message on World Refugee Day

More than 42 million people around the world have been forcibly displaced from their homes and communities. More than a million fled their countries in the last eighteen months alone due to a wave of conflicts, in Cote d’Ivoire, Libya, Mali, Somalia, Sudan and Syria. These numbers represent far more than statistics; they are individuals and families whose lives have been upended, whose communities have been destroyed, and whose future remains uncertain.

World Refugee Day is a moment to remember all those affected, and a time to intensify our support.

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With 42 Million Forcibly Displaced around World, Secretary-General Says Refugees Leave Because They Have No Choice, but ‘We Must Choose to Help’


Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World Refugee Day, observed 20 June:

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Opening statement by Navi Pillay, High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Human Rights Council 20th Special Session

Geneva, 18 June 2012

Madame President, Distinguished Members of the Human Rights Council, Excellencies, Colleagues and Friends,