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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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World + 19 others
Update: How Africa Turned AIDS Around

Report
UNAIDS

UNAIDS reports that more than 7 million people are now on HIV treatment across Africa, while new HIV infections and deaths from AIDS continue to fall.

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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 + 28 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in the African region: Update 62

As of December 07, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 29 countries have officially reported 16,031 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 109 deaths. The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

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Newly confirmed From November 30 to December 06
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Algeria + 28 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in the African region: Update 61

As of November 30, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 29 countries have officially reported 15,887 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 108 deaths. The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.
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Newly confirmed From November 23 to 29
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Algeria + 28 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in the African region: Update 60

As of November 23, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 29 countries have officially reported 15503 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 104 deaths. The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

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Newly confirmed From November 16 to 22
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Algeria + 28 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in the African region: Update 59

As of November 16, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 29 countries have officially reported 14,950 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 103 deaths. The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

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Newly confirmed From November 09 to 15
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Algeria + 27 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in the African region: Update 58

As of November 09, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 29 countries have officially reported 14868 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 103 deaths.

The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

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Newly confirmed From November 02 to 08
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Algeria + 26 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in the African region: Update 57

As of November 04, 2009, 17H00 GMT, 27 countries have officially reported 14580 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 76 deaths.

The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

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Newly confirmed From November 02 to 08
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Algeria + 26 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in the African region: Update 56

As of November 01, 2009, 17H00 GMT, 27 countries have officially reported 14480 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 76 deaths.

The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

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Newly confirmed From October 26 to November 01
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Algeria + 100 others
El estado de la inseguridad alimentaria en el mundo 2009

Mensajes principales

El estado de la inseguridad alimentaria en el mundo 2009 es el 10.=BA informe de situación de la FAO sobre el hambre en el mundo desde la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Alimentación (CMA) de 1996. En el informe se destaca el hecho de que, incluso antes de que se produjeran la crisis alimentaria y la crisis económica, el n=FAmero de personas que padecían hambre había aumentado lenta pero constantemente. Sin embargo, el inicio de estas crisis provocó el incremento pronunciado del n=FAmero de personas que padecen hambre en el mundo.

Como resultado de la crisis económica

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Algeria + 26 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in the African region: Update 55

As of October 27, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 27 countries have officially reported 14,109 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 76 deaths.

The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

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Newly confirmed From October 19 to October 25
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Algeria + 25 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in the African region: Update 54

As of October 19, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 26 countries have officially reported 13536 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 75 deaths.

The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

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Newly confirmed From October 12 to 18
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Algeria + 25 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in the African region: Update 53

As of October 13, 2009, 17H00 GMT, 26 countries have officially reported 13297 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 75 deaths.

The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

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Newly confirmed From October 12 to 18
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Algeria + 25 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in the African region: Update 52

As of October 12, 2009, 17H00 GMT, 25 countries have officially reported 13234 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 75 deaths.

The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

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Newly confirmed From October 05 to 11
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Algeria + 23 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in the African region: Update 51

As of October 09, 2009, 17H00 GMT, 24 countries have officially reported 12456 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 70 deaths.

The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

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Newly confirmed From October 05 to 11
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Algeria + 23 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in the African region: Update 50

As of October 05, 2009, 17H00 GMT, 24 countries have officially reported 12442 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 70 deaths.

The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

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Newly confirmed From September 28 to October 04
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Algeria + 18 others
USAID/OFDA South, West, and North Africa Disaster Risk Reduction Fact Sheet #1 (FY 2009)

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

BACKGROUND

Many countries in Africa are beset by a range of disasters, from complex emergencies to drought, floods, cyclones, and earthquakes. Climate variability, rapid population growth, environmental and natural resource degradation, lack of economic development, and rapid urbanization further compound the risks by increasing populations' vulnerability to disasters. During the last two decades, cities across Africa have rapidly