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27 Nov 2014 description
report Human Rights Watch

Summary Executions, Public Floggings, No Rule of Law

(Beirut) – Armed militias that control the eastern city of Derna are terrorizing residents through summary executions, public floggings, and other violent abuse. The abuses are taking place in the absence of state authorities and the rule of law. The groups include some that have affiliated with the extremist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS).

27 Nov 2014 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11677-AFR/3030

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gary Quinlan (Australia):

The members of the Security Council expressed their profound concern about the deteriorating situation in Libya and its impact on regional peace and stability.

26 Nov 2014 description

By Soraya Dali-Balta, IFRC

For months, intense clashes have been ravaging different Libyan cities and putting the lives of thousands at risk. Recently, the violence has not spared the safety of Libyan Red Crescent Society staff and volunteers, who were forced to relocate to safer areas where they can continue carrying out their humanitarian activities.

The Libyan Red Crescent Society remains one of the very few humanitarian organisations that have been active on ground since the onset of the crisis in the country.

25 Nov 2014 description

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by the recent escalation of violence in Libya, including the air strikes in Tripoli and the Nafousa Mountains in the west, as well as in Benghazi and its environs in the east. He calls on all parties to end these attacks and prevent further escalation and reminds them of their moral and legal obligations to protect civilians and abide by international human rights and humanitarian law.

25 Nov 2014 description

Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.

Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.

24 Nov 2014 description

This month’s issue focuses on rebel violence in central Africa’s DR-Congo, on-going and escalating volatility in Libya, prospects of peace in Mali as talks continue apace in Algeria, and a review of electoral violence in Mozambique. A special focus topic highlights the dynamics, uses and patterns of remote violence such as that involving IEDs and landmines on the continent.

24 Nov 2014 description
report Deutsche Welle

Author Kersten Knipp / cmk

Libya is at risk of becoming a failed state. The country is threatened by both militias and jihadis made up of disaffected young Libyans with a radical agenda, says conflict expert Andreas Dittmann.

DW: Libya seems to be sinking into chaos. What's your impression of the current situation in the country?

23 Nov 2014 description

Rome, Italie | AFP | Saturday 11/22/2014 - 21:07 GMT

A total 796 people were rescued from boats in distress in the Mediterranean in the last 48 hours, Italian and Libyan officials said Saturday, as unprecedented numbers of would-be immigrants head for Italy's shores.

The Italian coastguard said it helped pluck 520 people from five boats in trouble in Libyan waters overnight Thursday to Friday after a communications centre in Rome traced distress calls sent by cellphone from the boats heading towards Sicily.

19 Nov 2014 description

19 November 2014 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Bernardino Leon has announced that the different parties to the conflict in Benghazi have agreed to an unconditional humanitarian truce in the affected areas, which commenced at 7 AM local time today, 19 November 2014, for a period of 12 hours, subject to extension by the parties.

19 Nov 2014 description

SG/SM/16344

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, as delivered by Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Sahel, to the third meeting of the ministerial coordination platform for the Sahel, held in Bamako today:

19 Nov 2014 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11655

At its second formal meeting on 14 November 2014, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1970 (2011) concerning Libya held a discussion with representatives to the United Nations of Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Malta, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia and Turkey on the implementation of the sanctions measures (including the arms embargo, the travel ban, the assets freeze and measures in relation to attempts to illicitly export crude oil) imposed by the Security Council in relation to Libya.

18 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 12–18 November

Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.

18 Nov 2014 description

Intense fighting among rival armed groups in Libya's eastern towns of Benghazi and Derna, as well as in the country's southeast at Ubari and in the west at Kikla, is creating a deteriorating displacement crisis. At least 106,420 people have fled their homes in the past month alone, with the number of displaced since May now exceeding 393,000 people, according to UNHCR.

17 Nov 2014 description
report IRIN

MÉDENINE, 17 novembre 2014 (IRIN) - Les autorités gouvernementales et les organisations humanitaires en Tunisie annoncent qu'elles se préparent à recevoir une nouvelle vague de réfugiés venus de Libye, malgré une opinion publique de plus en plus hostile à cet afflux avant les élections présidentielles.

17 Nov 2014 description

Tripoli, Libye | AFP | Sunday 11/16/2014 - 20:30 GMT

Deadly fighting between Islamist militias and forces backed by Libya's internationally recognised government on Sunday forced the closure of an airport in eastern Tripoli, military sources said.

At least four people were killed and 10 wounded in clashes between the Islamist Fajr Libya (Libya Dawn) and fighters loyal to the government around the Mitiga air base, the sources said.

An airport official said that Mitiga was closed to air traffic due to the violence.

15 Nov 2014 description

Benghazi, Libya | AFP | Saturday 11/15/2014 - 19:26 GMT

At least 356 people have been killed in fighting for Libya's second city Benghazi since the launch of a government-backed offensive against Islamist militias a month ago, medical sources said Saturday.

More than 200 of the dead have been soldiers -- either members of the regular army or loyalists of controversial retired general Khalifa Haftar, the Red Crescent and hospital sources said.

15 Nov 2014 description
report UN News Service

14 November 2014 – In the wake of car bombings in Tripoli and deadly clashes between rival armed groups in cities across long-troubled Libya, the United Nations human rights office today voiced alarm over escalating violence in the long-troubled country, while the Organization’s refugee agency warned that mounting insecurity is taking a toll on humanitarian operations.

14 Nov 2014 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11646-AFR/3015

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gary Quinlan (Australia):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist bomb attacks against the embassies of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates in Tripoli, Libya, on 13 November.

The members of the Security Council condemned all acts of violence against diplomatic premises, which endanger innocent lives and seriously impede the normal work of diplomatic representatives and officials.

14 Nov 2014 description

Since the overthrow of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and his government in October 2011, Libya has been affected by a chronic state of insecurity. In a climate of instability and chaos, the country has seen intense clashes between armed groups and almost daily assassinations, bombings and kidnappings. The presence of numerous militias – some reports indicate that there are up to 1,700 different armed groups – each reported to control certain areas of territory, have left successive governments struggling to exercise authority in those areas.

14 Nov 2014 description
North Africa version 1
Technical Annex - version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000

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