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02 Feb 2016 description

The month saw an intensification of Yemen’s war, amid heightened regional rivalries between Saudi Arabia and Iran complicating prospects for peace. Political tensions increased in Haiti, Guinea-Bissau and Moldova, where protests over endemic corruption and a lack of confidence in the government could escalate. In Africa, Boko Haram’s deadly attacks increased in northern Cameroon, and Burkina Faso was hit by an unprecedented terror attack.

01 Feb 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch
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Israel continued in 2015 to enforce severe and discriminatory restrictions on Palestinians’ human rights, and to build unlawful settlements in and facilitate the transfer of Israeli civilians to the occupied West Bank. Israeli authorities also arbitrarily detained peaceful Palestinian demonstrators, including children.

29 Jan 2016 description

Autoridades del Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina (CAF) y del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) hicieron entrega oficial, en la tarde de hoy, de tres camiones y un tractor al ministro de la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN), Joaquín Roa Burgos. Las empresas vendedoras de los vehículos -Sambarie S.A. (del Grupo Reimpex S.R.L.) y Automaq S.A.E.C.A.-, hicieron importantes descuentos al Banco -como donativo al Gobierno Nacional- por la situación de emergencia que atraviesan miles de familias paraguayas.

28 Jan 2016 description

Un total de 462 kits de los 500 donados por Israel el pasado miércoles 20 a la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN), fueron distribuidos ayer a igual cantidad de familias albergadas en el refugio RC4 “Acá Caraya”, en Loma Pytâ. Cada kit está compuesto por artículos de limpieza e higiene para cinco personas, por lo que en total fueron 2.310 los beneficiados con esta entrega. Acompañaron la distribución representantes de la Embajada del Estado de Israel en nuestro país.

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

22 Jan 2016 description

En representación de su país, el embajador extraordinario del Estado de Israel en Paraguay, Peleg Lewis, entregó días atrás al ministro de la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN), Joaquín Roa Burgos, la donación de 500 kits de limpieza e higiene para su distribución a las familias que abandonaron sus hogares tras la crecida del río Paraguay y sus afluentes.

04 Jan 2016 description

December 2015 – Trends

- Deteriorated situations

Afghanistan, Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Niger

- Improved situations

January 2016 – Watchlist

- Conflict risk alerts

Burundi

- Conflict resolution opportunities

Libya

04 Jan 2016 description

Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Monday 1/4/2016 - 14:05 GMT

Lebanon's Hezbollah movement on Monday targeted an Israeli army border patrol with an explosive device, prompting the Jewish state to shell a Lebanese border town, security sources and Israel's military said.

It was not immediately clear if the blast hit the patrol or caused damage or injuries. Lebanese security sources said Israel responded with artillery fire into two Lebanese villages in the Shebaa Farms region.

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22 Dec 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12178

7594th Meeting (AM)
SECURITY COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) for six months, until 30 June 2016, underscoring the need for the Force to have at its disposal all necessary means to carry out its mandate safely and securely.

01 Dec 2015 description

November 2015 – Trends

Deteriorated situations

Bangladesh, France, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nepal, Syria, Turkey, Venezuela

Improved situations

Burkina Faso, Myanmar

December 2015 – Watchlist

Conflict risk alerts

Venezuela

  • Conflict resolution opportunities
27 Nov 2015 description

Next week, Mozambique, formerly one of the world’s most heavily mined countries, will formally declare it has completed mine clearance on its territory, the 29th country to do so since the 1990s. This leaves 60 countries and territories still contaminated according to Clearing the Mines, a review of mine action programmes around the world published today by Norwegian People’s Aid. The report’s authors have calculated that by 2020 another 20 countries should have completed mine clearance and the urgent humanitarian threat removed from the other 40.

24 Nov 2015 description
report AngliCORD

Over the past year we have grown our income in a crowded and competitive market. We have had to absorb some cuts to our funding from DFAT as part of the Government’s austerity measures. We want to thank those supporters, including our President, who advocated strenuously on our behalf to reduce the severity of those cuts. It has also been a busy year as we have steadily prepared for our five yearly re-accreditation with DFAT, and welcomed an expanded membership.

23 Nov 2015 description

Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2006 and FY 2015, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

23 Nov 2015 description
report Internews Network
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Welcome to the nineteenth issue of OPEN MIC NEPAL bulletin. The Open Mic project captures rumours and perceptions on the ground to eliminate information gaps between the media, humanitarian agencies and local people. By providing local media and outreach workers with facts, Open Mic aims to create a better understanding of the needs of the earthquake-affected communities and to debunk rumours before they can do any harm.

11 Nov 2015 description
report Al Jazeera

Torrential rains strike the Levant, leaving streets underwater and causing widespread disruption.  

Everton Fox | 10 Nov 2015 19:05 GMT

The weather has been unusually disturbed across the eastern Mediterranean recently. Bands of cloud and rain continue to sweep across the Levant countries, causing extensive flooding.

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02 Nov 2015 description

October 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Central African Republic, Israel/Palestine, Macedonia, Republic of Congo, South China Sea, Turkey

  • Improved situations
    Iran

November 2015 – Watchlist
- Conflict risk alerts
Turkey

  • Conflict resolution opportunities
01 Nov 2015 description

INSS Insight No. 761, November 1, 2015
Meir Elran , Alex Altshuler

23 Oct 2015 description

Following an Israeli Security Cabinet decision of 14 October, Israeli forces blocked several main streets leading to and from most Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem. As of 21 October 38 obstacles, including 17 checkpoints, 20 cement blocks and one earth mound have been placed. These obstacles directly impact nine Palestinian neighborhoods home to approximately 138,000 people, or some 45 per cent of East Jerusalem’s Palestinian population.