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World + 44 others
Global emergency overview snapshot 22 - 29 july

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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L'Union Africaine encouragée par la conclusion réussie de la première étape du dialogue inclusif inter-Malien

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African Union

Addis Abéba, le 24 juillet 2014: La Présidente de la Commission de l'Union africaine (UA), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, se félicite de la conclusion réussie de la première étape du dialogue inclusif inter-malien, marquée par la signature, ce jour, à Alger, par toutes les Parties prenantes au processus de négociations, d'une Feuille de route consensuelle et d'une Déclaration de cessation des hostilités.

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Security Council: Ban urged to streamline cooperation with African Union

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UN News Service

28 July 2014 – With preparations underway for the United Nations to take over from an African Union-led peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to review what was done and how it could be done better in future transitions.

The request was made during the Council’s open debate on regional partnership and its evolution in UN peacekeeping, which focused on the Organization’s relevant cooperation with African regional groups, as well as with entities under the auspices of the European Union (EU).

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Concerned by Fragile Security Situation in North Mali, Security Council Urges Compliance with Ceasefire, while Welcoming Commitment to Peace Talks

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7227th Meeting (AM)

The Security Council today, reiterating its concern about the fragile security situation in the north of Mali, called for full respect of the ceasefire agreement of 23 May, while welcoming adoption of a road map committing the Government and armed groups of the Ouagadougou accord to hold formal peace talks.

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Le Conseil de sécurité a salué l'adoption d'une feuille de route pour la paix et appelé les parties à la mettre en œuvre

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UN News Service

28 juillet 2014 – Le Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies s'est félicité lundi du dialogue constructif entre les parties prenantes au Mali qui s’est tenu à Alger du 16 au 24 juillet 2014 et a abouti à l'adoption par consensus de la Feuille de route des négociations dans le cadre du processus d'Alger.

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Hailing recent roadmap, Security Council calls on Malian parties to advance peace efforts

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28 July 2014 – The Security Council today commended the parties to the inter-Malian dialogue on the recent adoption of a roadmap and called on them to fully comply with their commitments, including by engaging in comprehensive peace talks.

The first phase of the inter-Malian negotiation process – held from 16 to 24 July in Algiers with the aim of achieving a comprehensive peace agreement ending the crisis in Mali – concluded with the consensus adoption of a roadmap by the parties.

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The African Union is encouraged by the successful conclusion of the first stage of the inclusive inter-Malian dialogue

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African Union

Addis Ababa, 24 July 2014: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the successful conclusion of the first phase of the inclusive inter-Malian dialogue, marked by the signing, today, in Algiers, by all the Parties involved in the negotiation process, of a Consensual Roadmap and a Declaration of Cessation of Hostilities.

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Mali: Humanitarian flight schedules (as of 25 July 2014)

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Le Secrétaire général salue l'adoption d'une feuille de route pour les négociations de paix

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25 juillet 2014 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, a félicité jeudi les parties maliennes pour l'adoption d'une feuille de route consensuelle à l'issue de la première phase des négociations inter-maliennes qui a eu lieu sous l'égide de l'Algérie.

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UN chief welcomes roadmap adopted by parties at inter-Malian peace talks

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25 July 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the Malian parties on the adoption of a roadmap at the end of the first round of peace talks, while voicing his deep concern at the deteriorating security situation in parts of northern Mali.

“He commends participants for their willingness to engage in constructive dialogue in line with the 18 June 2013 Ouagadougou Agreement,” the Secretary-General’s spokesperson said in a statement issued last night.

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Mali + 8 others
Sahel Crisis 2014: Funding Status as of 25 July 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Mali + 7 others
Il faut mobiliser un soutien d'urgence pour affronter l'insécurité alimentaire croissante au Sahel

Un déficit de financement de 100 millions de dollars entrave la lutte contre la faim dans la région

25 juillet 2014, Rome – L'ONU a invité aujourd'hui la communauté internationale de donateurs à renouveler l'engagement de lutte contre la faim et l'insécurité alimentaire au Sahel en protégeant et en renforçant la résilience des familles pauvres et extrêmement pauvres de la région.

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Mali + 7 others
UN says more support urgently needed to tackle growing food insecurity in the Sahel

A funding gap of $100 million is delaying interventions that could prevent the food security situation from worsening and the capacities of vulnerable communities to cope with repeated shocks are deteriorating.

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USAID Tracks Displaced Families in Mali

When a crisis hits, people move—often with nothing but the clothes on their back. In 2012 and 2013, more than half a million people fled their homes in northern and central Mali due to protracted conflict. When the crisis eased, thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees voluntarily returned to their homes. The humanitarian community in Mali needed to know—and fast—where families were headed and what they needed to save lives and deliver assistance.

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Italy + 6 others
Se necesita acción urgente en Europa para frenar el aumento de muertes en el mar

Más de 800 personas han muerto en lo que va de año en el Mediterráneo. Muchos buscaban seguridad por conflictos o guerras civiles.

GINEBRA, Suiza, 24 de julio de 2014 (ACNUR/UNHCR) – En los últimos diez días, más de 260 personas han muerto o han desaparecido cuando intentaban cruzar el Mediterráneo hacia Europa.

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World + 14 others
UNMAS Annual Report 2013

In 2013 UNMAS made the world safer. Whether it was through spearheading humanitarian mine action in Afghanistan and Mali, assisting United Nations deployment in the Central African Republic, completing the landmine survey of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, attaining agreements to demine in the West Bank or building secure weapons storage facilities in Libya, the lead United Nations entity on explosives hazards saved lives.

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Guinea + 12 others
West Africa Seasonal Monitor - July 22, 2014

Above-average and well distributed rainfall in Bi-modal and Guinean-Sudanian zones

Key Messages

  • June rainfall was mostly above average and well distributed in time in the Bi-modal and the Guinean-Sudanian Zones, ensuring good maturation of first season crops.

  • Delays in pasture regeneration is to be expected in northern Senegal and southwestern Mauritania, as well as the Lake Chad region due to a combination of significant rainfall deficits recorded in June and unfavorable medium term forecast.

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Mali, northern rebels agree on 'roadmap' for peace talks

Source: Reuters - Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:36 GMT

By Hamid Ould Ahmed

ALGIERS, July 24 (Reuters) - Mali's government and Tuareg-led rebels on Thursday signed an agreement for a roadmap toward securing a broader peace deal to end decades of uprisings in the north.

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Somalia + 13 others
CERF underfunded emergencies: 2014 2nd round, as of 21 July 2014

Eleven countries were selected for allocations from the CERF Underfunded Emergencies window, designed to ensure life-saving relief work continues in countries where needs are high but financial support is low.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Le RSSG félicite le Mali et les mouvements armés pour leur volonté de s’engager dans le dialogue

Alger, le 24 juillet 2014. À l’issue de la première étape des négociations de paix inter-maliennes qui s’est tenue du 16 au 24 juillet à Alger, à l’initiative du gouvernement Algérien entouré par une équipe de médiation comprenant, auprès de l’ONU/MINUSMA, la CEDEAO, l’Union africaine, l’Union européenne et l’Organisation de la coopération islamique, le Représentant Spécial du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Bert Koenders, exprime sa satisfaction à l’égard de l’enclenchement du processus.