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08 Feb 2016 description
report IRIN

Nairobi, 8 février 2016 (IRIN) - Depuis quelques semaines, les forces de l’ordre sont sur le qui-vive dans la capitale sénégalaise, Dakar. La police et l’armée, présentes dans les rues, procèdent à des fouilles de voiture et appréhendent les militants islamistes présumés.

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08 Feb 2016 description

Tripoli, Libya | AFP | Monday 2/8/2016 - 14:23 GMT

Libya's presidential council said Monday it needs one more week to form a national unity government, after the country's internationally recognised parliament rejected an initial line-up.

The council, chaired by prime minister-designate Fayez al-Sarraj, had been due to submit the name of a new unity government on Wednesday for approval by the recognised parliament.

08 Feb 2016 description
report World Bank

Economic Effects of War and Peace in the Middle East and North Africa

07 Feb 2016 description

Benghazi, Libya | AFP | Sunday 2/7/2016 - 15:27 GMT |

An air strike hit a hospital in Derna in eastern Libya on Sunday, killing four people including a woman and her child and two anti-government fighters, a doctor said.

"There are four dead -- a nurse, her 10-year-old son and two members of the Shura Council," radiologist Dr Mohamad al-Jeddayimi at Al-Wehda hospital told AFP.

07 Feb 2016 description

Martin Kobler from Shahat: It’s Very Important Now that Second List of Ministers, that will be Presented, Passes the House of Representatives

I just had a very long and a very fruitful meeting with the president of the House of Representatives. And you know it's very cold here in Shahat today in Aljabal Alakhdar and the president gave me this traditional hat. And I feel very honoured of this very warm gesture. This is truly a place of hospitality.

05 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance: WFP addresses the immediate food security needs of people most affected by the political crisis and escalating violence in Libya. Given rising numbers of food insecure people, WFP had initially aimed to reach a monthly average of 115,000 people. However, given sustained funding shortfalls and access constraints, WFP has been unable to reach these goals.

05 Feb 2016 description

Libya - A group of 174 stranded Malian migrants flew home to Bamako from Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport this week aboard an IOM charter flight.

As with other voluntary return flights organized over the past three months, IOM Libya worked closely with the Malian Embassy in Tripoli and the Libyan authorities to facilitate the repatriation.

Almost all the migrants in the group had entered Libya irregularly, either via Burkina Faso and Niger to reach Qatrun in southern Libya; or via Algeria to reach south-western Libya.

04 Feb 2016 description

Dropping food to hungry people in remote areas of South Sudan. Treating the injured in Mali. Supporting hospitals in Libya. All over Africa, the ICRC is helping people affected by war and other violence.

The ICRC in Africa

  • 29 delegations and missions
  • 5,200 employees
  • 610 million Swiss franc budget
  • 40% of the ICRC's global budget for field operations

Some of the ICRC's key Africa operations: See map

03 Feb 2016 description

AT LEAST 2297 JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA STAFF HAVE BEEN KILLED SINCE 1990 : IFJ REPORT

The International Federation of Journalists today published its 25th report on journalists and media staff killed since 1990. The report lists 2297 media fatalities due to violence in journalism, including 112 killed in 2015 alone. From double digits at the start of these publications, the figures reached three digits in eleven years, peaking to 155 killings of journalists and media staff in 2006, the deadliest year on record, according to the IFJ reports.

03 Feb 2016 description

The Security Council would hold two open debates this month, one on the United Nations Charter and the other on post-conflict peacebuilding and review of the peacebuilding architecture, the 15-member body’s President for February said today at a Headquarters press conference.

02 Feb 2016 description

Tripoli, Libya | AFP | Tuesday 2/2/2016 - 20:52 GMT

Libya's unrecognised Islamist-backed parliament on Tuesday dismissed 10 lawmakers who signed a UN-brokered deal to set up a national unity government, members said.

First deputy head of the Tripoli-based General National Congress, Awad Mohammed Abdul-Sadiq, told a news conference the GNC "sacked some of the members who signed" the December agreement in Morocco.

02 Feb 2016 description

Snapshot 27 January – 2 February 2016

Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad: 86 people were killed and 62 injured, with 15 missing after Boko Haram set fire to Dalori, near Maiduguri in Borno state. The past week also saw attacks in Chibok that left 13 dead and 30 injured. 40 civilians were reported dead after Cameroonian troops announced they were carrying out a search for BH militants in the area. In Cameroon, 52 people were killed in BH attacks in January. In Chad, two suicide bombings in Lac region left three dead and 56 wounded.

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.

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(Tunis, 1 February 2016) - With winter temperatures plunging and funding support for the Libya Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) stagnant, I am increasingly concerned that vulnerable, conflict-affected people in Libya will continue to suffer due to a lack of meaningful and timely support. The gallant efforts of Libyan organizations, public or civic, whether on their own or with external aid, are not enough to meet the demands of the many affected by the conflict.

01 Feb 2016 description

Currently, the humanitarian response plans and appeals for 2016 are seeking over $19.8 billion to meet the needs of 89.4 million people across 37 countries. The figures may increase in the course of 2016. As of 29 January, $50 million has been received for the appeals.

In January 2015, the UN-coordinated inter-agency appeals required $16.4 billion to meet the needs of 57.5 million people across 22 countries.

The year ended with requirements at $19.9 billion, an increase of $3.5 billion, to meet the needs of 82 million people in 38 countries.

01 Feb 2016 description

Algiers, Algeria | AFP | Monday 2/1/2016 - 14:12 GMT

UN envoy Martin Kobler on Monday urged the speedy formation of a Libyan national unity government and said it should be installed in the capital Tripoli, Algerian state media reported.

Kobler said the turmoil that has wracked Libya since the 2011 revolution that toppled dictator Moamer Kadhafi had created a "political and military vacuum" and helped the spread of the Islamic State group, the APS news agency said.

01 Feb 2016 description

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01 Feb 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch
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Amid tenuous United Nations-led peace talks, Libya’s political and security crisis deepened as two rival governments competed for legitimacy, control of vital institutions, and international support. Despite some factions signing a political deal in December, there was no end in sight to the crisis. As armed clashes continued, the country edged towards a humanitarian crisis, with almost 400,000 people internally displaced and increasing disruption to basic services, such as power and fuel supplies.