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Libya + 6 others
Mediterranean review - 01 November 2011

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 25 — 31 October 2011, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Economic Development
Governance & Rule of Law
Humanitarian Affairs
Security
Socio-cultural Development

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World + 9 others
21st century proving to be ‘century of people on the move’, innovative approaches needed to address new patterns of forced displacement, Third Committee told

GA/SHC/4024

Sixty-sixth General Assembly
Third Committee
38th Meeting (PM)

Refugee Head Says Humanitarian Crisis in Horn of Africa ‘Worst I Have Seen’; In Such Challenging Circumstances ‘We Must Recognize Our Shared Responsibility’

The twenty-first century was “proving to be a century of people on the move”, and innovative approaches were needed to address new patterns of forced displacement, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian, Cultural) was told today by the head of the United Nations refugee agency.

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World + 9 others
« Le XXIe siècle est le siècle de la mobilité humaine », déclare le Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés devant la Troisième Commission

AG/SHC/4024

Troisième Commission
38e séance - après-midi

Avec de nouvelles formes de déplacement dans un monde où la croissance démographique et l’augmentation de la mobilité, conjuguées à une multitude de facteurs sociaux, économiques, politiques, environnementaux et liés aux droits de l’homme, entraînent des mouvements de population, « le XXIe siècle est le siècle de la mobilité humaine », a déclaré aujourd’hui, devant la Troisième Commission, le Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, M. Antonio Guterres.

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Libya + 8 others
Migration Crisis from Libya - IOM Middle East North Africa Operations - Daily Statistical Report (27 October 2011)

Note: Map in 3 pages

International Organization for Migration:

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Niger + 4 others
Republic of Niger Strategy for Development and Security in Sahel-Saharan Areas of the Country

Summary by the International Peace Institute (IPI):

As the regional implications of the crisis in Mali become apparent, there has been speculation as to whether Niger will be the next country in the region to be undermined by Islamist insurgency and separatist rebellion, transnational organized crime, and weak governance practices.

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World + 26 others
Policy framework for pastoralism in Africa

Report
African Union

Executive Summary

The mandate of the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission is to initiate and promote policies that can contribute to the development of rural economy and improve livelihoods through increasing agricultural productivity, ensuring food security, and enhancing sustainable use and management of Africa’s natural resources.

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Algeria + 1 other
Enlèvements d’Humanitaires: une Voix de Rabuni

« Plus qu’un centre administratif, Rabuni est un «bidonville» administratif, facilement accessible du désert. Les ravisseurs des trois coopérants espagnols et italiens enlevés la semaine dernière n’ont eu aucun problème à éviter deux postes de contrôle placés sur le seul accès routier.

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Libya + 4 others
Mediterranean Review - 25 October 2011

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 18 — 24 October 2011, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

Economic Development
Governance & Rule of Law
Humanitarian Affairs
Security

Socio-cultural Development

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Libya + 8 others
Migration Crisis from Libya - IOM Middle East North Africa Operations - Daily Statistical Report (20 October 2011)

Note: Map in 3 pages

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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Algeria + 2 others
Two Spaniards, Italian kidnapped from Algeria camp

ALGIERS — Suspected Islamist militants kidnapped two Spaniards and an Italian working at a refugee camp in western Algeria overnight, officials and security sources said Sunday.

A colleague of one of the Spanish hostages said over Spanish radio that "several gunshots were heard" and two people were wounded during the kidnapping from the Rabuni camp near Tindouf, mainly inhabited by Sahrawi refugees from Western Sahara who seek greater autonomy.

Agence France-Presse:

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Libya + 8 others
Migration Crisis from Libya - IOM Middle East North Africa Operations - Daily Statistical Report (13 October 2011)

Note: Map in 3 pages

International Organization for Migration:

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Libya + 5 others
OCHA ROMENACA Regional Humanitarian Update September 2011 [EN / AR]

In this issue:

  • P.2 Civil Unrest in Syria

  • P.2 CERF funds to Pakistan

  • P.3 Yemen on ‘Verge of Disaster’

  • P.3 Rafah housing project

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Western Sahara + 2 others
Fourth Committee Approves Five Consensus Texts Reaffirming Inalienable Right to Self-Determination and Independence

GA/SPD/482

Sixty-sixth General Assembly
Fourth Committee
6th Meeting (AM)

Committee Wraps Up General Debate on Decolonization Issues, Speakers Focus on Question of Western Sahara, Special Committee on Decolonization

Forwarding five consensus draft texts to the General Assembly, including on the questions of Western Sahara, Gibraltar, New Caledonia and Tokelau, the Fourth Committee reaffirmed the inalienable right of all people to self-determination and independence, as it concluded today its general debate on decolonization matters.

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Libya + 8 others
Migration Crisis from Libya - IOM Middle East North Africa Operations - Daily Statistical Report (06 October 2011)

Note: Map in 3 pages

International Organization for Migration:

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Western Sahara + 2 others
With Possibility Looming of Another ‘Lost Decade’ for Decolonization Process, Speakers in Fourth Committee Press for Concrete Actions to End Colonialism

GA/SPD/481

Committee Also Hears Petitioners on Question of Western Sahara, With Speakers Urging Stepped-up Efforts to Protect Human Rights of Saharan People

The many decolonization achievements of the United Nations over the years could not be considered truly global while some peoples continued to live under colonial rule, Jamaica’s representative told the Fourth Committee today as it continued its consideration of decolonization issues.

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Western Sahara + 2 others
Spotlight on Western Sahara in Fourth Committee as more than 30 petitioners express mounting frustration over still outstanding resolution

GA/SPD/480

Sixty-sixth General Assembly
Fourth Committee
4th Meeting (PM)

Despite the dire need for humanitarian assistance in the Tindouf refugee camps in Algeria, much of that aid was misappropriated and wound up in the markets of Algiers and Timbuktu, one of 33 petitioners on the question of Western Sahara told the Fourth Committee today as it continued its debate on decolonization.

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Algérie: le bilan des intempéries s'alourdit à 10 morts

ALGER — Les intempéries qui affectent le sud de l'Algérie depuis vendredi ont fait dix morts et 150 familles sinistrées, selon un nouveau bilan, tandis que le préfet du département d'El Bayadh (700 km au sud-ouest d'Alger) a parlé lundi de 600 millions d'euros de dégâts.

"Les dégâts enregistrés sont évalués provisoirement à 6 milliards de dinars (600 millions d'euros), hors habitations. Les habitations vont faire l'objet d'un constat", a indiqué le wali (préfet) Selim Semmoudi à la radio algérienne.

Agence France-Presse:

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World + 18 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for September with a Forecast till mid-November, 2011

Summary

The desert locust (SGR 1 ) situation remained relatively calm in most of Sahel West Africa and northern Africa in September due to poor rainfall. Only limited breeding occurred during this period and isolated adults were reported in northeast Morocco. Good rains were reported in northern Chad and western lowlands in Eritrea where ecological conditions are expected to improve and small-scale breeding will likely begin.

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Heavy rain triggers deadly Algeria floods

Flooding in Algeria has killed at least 10 people and destroyed hundreds of homes, officials have said.

Eight people were killed in the town of el-Bayadh, 700km (435 miles) south of the capital Algiers, reports say.

Read the full story on the BBC