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Madagascar + 21 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for August with a Forecast till Mid-October, 2014

Summary

The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained calm in winter, spring and summer breeding areas in the western outbreak region in August and only low density adults were reported in Mauritania, Niger and Chad, and a similar situation is highly likely in northern Mali where the ongoing security situation continuous undermining survey operations. No locusts were reported in Algeria, Libya, Morocco or Tunisia during this month.

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World + 66 others
CrisisWatch N°133 - 1 September 2014

The fight for control of Libya between the Misrata-led Islamist-leaning coalition and the Zintan-led forces is escalating by the day. Hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced in over six weeks of clashes and heavy artillery fire. The Misrata side emerged victorious in the battle over Tripoli’s international airport, taking control of the capital, and made advances around Benghazi, but the larger political divide remains unresolved.

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Mali + 6 others
Mali: Rapport sur les mouvements internes de populations, 13 août 2014

La Commission Mouvement de Populations (CMP) est un groupe de travail du Cluster Protection, dont l'Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations (OIM) est le chef de file et qui a été mise en place afin de recueillir et analyser les informations disponibles concernant les populations déplacées au Mali suite à la crise de 2012.

Afin de fournir un état complet des mouvements de populations, et à la demande de ses partenaires, la CMP a élargi ses compétences aux mouvements de populations vers ou depuis les pays limitrophes du Mali.

International Organization for Migration:

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World + 5 others
KOFF Newsletter No. 130, September 2014 - Press Freedom and Peacebuilding

Table of Contents

Editorial

FOCUS

Freedom of Expression and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka 3

REPORT

Gender Asymmetries in the Media World 4
Press Freedom, a Fundamental Issue for Peace 5
Civil Liberties at Risk in Algeria 5
Press House Palestine – a Free (Media) Island in Gaza 6
Syria: a Magazine to Escape the Horrors of War 6

NEWS

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ROMENA: Regional Humanitarian Funding Update (28 August 2014) [EN/AR]

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SITUATION OVERVIEW

Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 1.74 billion, the largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 692 million, followed by Palestine with US$ 271 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 40.1% funded with a 59.9% shortfall. Iraq SRP was over funded by 81.2%.

The Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Regional Response Plan for Syrian Refugees (RRP) jointly requested US$ 6.02 billion. The total amount received is US$ 2.41 billion (40%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 3.61 billion (60%).

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Algeria + 1 other
How can we bring fresh food to Sahrawi refugees in the heart of the desert?

Providing fresh and nutritious food to the Sahwari refugee community, in the heart of the Sahara desert, is a great logistical challenge. Our humanitarian partners at Oxfam describe the creative solution they found for ensuring the Sahrawi's are not only well-fed, but also take ownership and responsibility of their situation.

In the southwest of Algeria, nearly 2000km from the capital Algiers, the Sahara desert is home to the Sahrawi refugees. Mark a tragic 40th anniversary, the Sahrwai are victims of one the world's oldest and most forgotten crises.

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Algeria + 1 other
Un centre d’approvisionnement alimentaire pour les réfugiés sahraouis

Report
Oxfam

Oxfam est active dans les camps de réfugiés depuis 1975. Notre programme humanitaire, mis en œuvre avec des partenaires locaux et financé par l’Union européenne, met l’accent sur la sécurité alimentaire. Un nouveau projet a vu le jour en juin 2014 : un centre d’approvisionnement alimentaire.

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World + 13 others
The African Union Strategy For The Sahel Region, 11 Aug 2014

Report
African Union

PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL
449th MEETING
11 AUGUST 2014
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

PSC/PR/3(CDXLIX)

INTRODUCTION

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World + 70 others
CrisisWatch N°132 - 1 August 2014

Increasing Israeli-Palestinian tensions culminated in Israel launching "Operation Protective Edge" in Gaza in early July (see our latest report and commentary). The assault, which started as an aerial campaign and was later extended to include ground operations, reportedly killed more than 1,400 Palestinians throughout the month while 64 Israelis were killed in clashes inside the Gaza Strip and by Hamas rocket fire. Several attempts at reaching a ceasefire agreement failed in July.

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World + 17 others
Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa (S/2014/442 )

S/2014/442
Distr.: General
26 June 2014
Original: English

1. Introduction

  1. In a letter dated 23 December 2013 (S/2013/759), the President of the Security Council agreed to extend the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) until 31 December 2016 and requested that I report to the Council every six months on the implementation of the mandate.

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ROMENA: Regional Humanitarian Funding Update (30 June 2014) [EN/AR]

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SITUATION OVERVIEW

Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 1.216 billion, the largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 593 million, followed by Afghanistan with US$ 241 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 30.6% funded with a 69.4% shortfall.

The Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Regional Response Plan for Syrian Refugees (RRP) jointly requested US$ 6.5 billion. The total amount received is US$ 1.9 billion (30%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 4.6 billion (70%).

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Italy + 4 others
Italy navy rescues 2,600 boat migrants

07/07/2014 09:20 GMT

ROME, July 7, 2014 (AFP) - More than 2,600 migrants were rescued by the Italian navy this weekend, authorities said Monday, as police searched for new arrivals who landed by night on Sicily's southern coast.

Seven boats carrying migrants and asylum seekers mainly from Eritrea, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and Algeria were intercepted between Saturday and Monday, bringing the total number of people arriving on Italian shores this year to over 68,000.

Agence France-Presse:

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Somalia + 13 others
Desert Locust Bulletin No. 429 (3 July 2014) [EN/FR]

General Situation during June 2014 Forecast until mid-August 2014

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World + 6 others
UN-SPIDER June 2014 Updates

UN-SPIDER at a glance

  • Expert Meeting on Flood and Drought Risk Reduction concluded
  • 57th COPUOS session: Outer Space for a sustainable Earth
  • UN-SPIDER speaks at 57th session of COPUOS
  • Technical Advisory Mission to Bhutan successfully concluded
  • UN-SPIDER participates in IWG-SEM meeting
  • UN-SPIDER participates in European Space Solutions Conference
  • UN-SPIDER organizes pre-event to AMCDRR
  • OOSA Director explores collaboration on Space issues in Geneva
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Mali + 4 others
Mali : Aperçu humanitaire (au 31 mai 2014)

Mouvements des populations

De façon générale, le nombre de personnes déplacées internes et de réfugiés Maliens dans les pays voisins diminue avec le retour continu des populations au nord

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Madagascar + 29 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for May with a Forecast till Mid-July, 2014

Summary

During May, several Desert Locust (SGR1) swarms from northwestern Somalia invaded eastern Ethiopia. On May 14th, an immature swarm dominated the sky over the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (see picture below). This is an extremely rare phenomenon that has not been in more than half a century. The swarm is believed to have escaped from eastern Ethiopia passing through the Rift Valley and crossing Awash where it destroyed a sugarcane plantation. No damage was reported in Addis and the swarm was later seen heading northwest and reached Gojjam.