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28 Nov 2015 description

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 27, 2015

The Governments of Algeria, France, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States welcome the statement of support for a Government of National Accord in Libya signed by the majority of House of Representatives (HoR) members on November 24 and note that a majority of General National Congress (GNC) members in Tripoli also stand firmly in support of a Government of National Accord.

28 Nov 2015 description

27 November 2015 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, welcomes the recent declaration by 92 members of the House of Representatives endorsing in principle the Libyan Political Agreement and the proposed Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord.

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.

27 Nov 2015 description


In 2015, over 3 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance out of which 2.5 million have been targeted by the humanitarian community for assistance. This represents nearly 20 percent of the population (13.2 million), indicative of the high levels of vulnerability throughout the country.

27 Nov 2015 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks deaths of migrants along migratory routes across the globe. This map shows the different paths with a focus on Ghana. #MissingMigrants.

27 Nov 2015 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks deaths of migrants along migratory routes across the globe. This map shows the different paths with a focus on Niger. #MissingMigrants.

26 Nov 2015 description

Tunis, 26 November 2015 - A UN-organized meeting of Libyan specialists involved in aid coordination in key national institutions from across Libya convened in Tunis on 25-26 November 2015 with a view to improve aid coordination and delivery mechanism as well as provide a solid plan for humanitarian and development assistance to the future Government of National Accord.

25 Nov 2015 description
report UN Security Council


7566th Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

Citing accelerating terrorist attacks, spikes in displacement and increasingly grave humanitarian challenges, the top United Nations official for the Sahel told the Security Council today that the international community must address the root causes of such threats to prevent further deterioration in the region.

25 Nov 2015 description

Tunis, Tunisie | AFP | mercredi 25/11/2015 - 17:29 GMT

La Tunisie a annoncé mercredi la fermeture pendant 15 jours de sa frontière terrestre avec la Libye, pays livré au chaos, à la suite de l'attentat-suicide qui a tué mardi 12 agents de la garde présidentielle en plein cœur de Tunis.

25 Nov 2015 description

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | Wednesday 11/25/2015 - 18:34 GMT

by Ines Bel Aiba and Kaouther Larbi

Tunisia said Wednesday it is closing its border with Libya, a hotbed of Islamist unrest, a day after a deadly suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group.

No reason was given, but the interior ministry said earlier the explosive used in the attack that killed 12 presidential guards was the same used to make explosive belts illegally brought from Libya and seized last year.

24 Nov 2015 description

Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.

24 Nov 2015 description

23 November 2015 – Special Representative of the Secretary-General Martin Kobler, on his first visit to Libya, pressed for the urgency of a rapid signature of the political agreement and the establishment of a Government of National Accord (GNA) to end the conflict

23 Nov 2015 description
report UN Women

Date: 23 November 2015

Karima*, a prominent Libyan politician, has tolerated threats against her life, an attempted kidnapping and the assassination of her friend and colleague in the Libyan legislature. Her patience, ran out however when a stranger attacked her 13-year-old niece after school, bound her arms from behind and pushed her face down a pile of dirt on the ground while ranting about Karima’s family.

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 Reuters - AlertNet

By Tom Finn

DOHA, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Rival tribes from southern Libya who have battled for control of oil fields signed a peace agreement in Qatar on Monday, a Qatari official said, raising hopes of an end to violence that has plagued a remote corner of the country since 2011.

23 Nov 2015 description

Foreword by the Humanitarian Coordinator

It is almost five years since violence, conflict and instability spread to almost every corner of Libya. The crisis continues to deepen, with over three million people affected, nearly half of Libya’s population. The Libyan people have suffered tremendously and are now exhausted as they continue to live in fear for their safety and future. Many have lost their homes, livelihoods and loved ones.