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Djibouti + 14 others
Bulletin sur le Criquet pèlerin (No. 425, 4 Mar 2014)

Situation Générale en février 2014

Prévision jusqu'à’mi-avril 2014

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Madagascar + 28 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for February with a Forecast till Mid-April, 2014

Summary

The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained active in February in the central outbreak region on the Red Sea coasts and the Horn of Africa. Aerial and/or ground control treated hoppers and swarms on some 50,000 ha in Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, Sudan, Yemen and northern Somalia. Other countries in the region remained calm during this month (DLCO-EA2 , DLMCC/Yemen, FAO-DLIS,
LCC/Oman, PPD/Sudan).

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Mali + 12 others
African Union Launches Regional Initiative to Stabilize Sahel

Report
Voice of America

Peter Clottey March 06, 2014

An African Union official says the organization’s Mission to Mali and the Sahel (MISAHEL) has launched a cooperation initiative with countries in the Sahel to combat terrorism as part of efforts to stabilize the region.

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Yemen + 13 others
Desert Locust Bulletin No. 425 (3 Mar 2014) [EN/AR]

General Situation during February 2014

Forecast until mid-April 2014

The Desert Locust situation remained serious along both sides of the Red Sea during February as outbreaks continued in Eritrea, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and, to a lesser extent, in Sudan and northern Somalia, where hopper bands, groups and swarms formed.

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Madagascar + 24 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for January with a Forecast till Mid-March, 2014

The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained active on the Red Sea coasts in January where breeding continued and hoppers and swarms were reported in several places in Eritrea, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen during this month.

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Morocco + 11 others
Abusados y expulsados: maltrato de migrantes del África subsahariana

Marruecos: abuso de migrantes del África subsahariana

Persisten maltratos en operativos en la frontera entre Marruecos y España, a pesar de reformas en Rabat

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Morocco + 11 others
Maroc : Abus à l’encontre de migrants subsahariens

Les mauvais traitements persistent dans le cadre d’opérations le long de la frontière avec l’Espagne en dépit de certaines réformes entamées par Rabat

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Morocco + 11 others
Abused and Expelled: Ill-treatment of Sub-Saharan African Migrants in Morocco

Moroccan security forces commonly beat, otherwise abuse, and sometimes steal from sub-Saharan migrants in the northeastern part of the country, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. These abuses persist despite some improvements in the treatment of migrants since the government announced a new migration and asylum policy in September 2013. Since that time, the practice of summarily expelling migrants at the border with Algeria appears to have stopped.

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Niger + 12 others
Criquet pèlerin - Mise à jour 3 février 2014

Situation préoccupante le long de la côte de la mer Rouge et de la Corne de l’Afrique

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Djibouti + 14 others
Bulletin sur le Criquet pèlerin (No. 424, 4 Feb 2014)

Situation Générale en janvier 2014

Prévision jusqu'à’mi-mars 2014

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée préoccupante en janvier le long des deux rives de la mer Rouge où la reproduction continuait en Érythrée, au Yémen, en Arabie saoudite et, dans une moindre mesure, au Soudan, entraînant la formation de bandes larvaires et d’essaims.

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Yemen + 16 others
Desert Locust Bulletin No. 424 (3 Feb 2014)

General Situation during January 2014

Forecast until mid-March 2014

Serious situation along the Red Sea coast and Horn of Africa

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World + 11 others
FAO welcomes historic commitment to end hunger in Africa by 2025

Investing in agriculture, creating safety nets, guaranteeing the right of access to land and water resources and targeting small-holder farmers and young people will be key.

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World + 45 others
CERF 2013 Summary

Member States and the private sector contributed $474 million to CERF for 2013—the highest-ever annual total. An additional $6.7 million was pledged and remains outstanding.

CERF received more than $502 million in contributions during 2013, including payments for 2012 and early funding for 2014. See table on the right for more details.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 45 others
CERF Quarterly Update - October-December 2013

CERF and its partners were challenged by a series of large, complex crises in the Central African Republic, the Philippines, Syria and Yemen, affecting 35 million people.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Outbreak Bulletin - Vol. 3 Issue 11, 31 January 2014

A general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and December 2013 is provided in this issue.

Overview of reported outbreaks in WHO African Region

Based on data received from the Event Management System (EMS)*, 72 public health events were reported to the Regional Office between January and December 2013, of which 89% (64 / 72) were due to infectious diseases; with cholera being the most frequently reported infectious event (33%). The distribution of these events is shown in figure 1 and 2 and table1.

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World + 9 others
Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the United Nations to help States and subregional and regional entities in Africa in fighting terrorism (S/2014/9)

I. Introduction

  1. On 21 May 2013, the Security Council considered the challenges posed by terrorism in Africa in the context of maintaining international peace and security. In a presidential statement issued after the debate, the Council invited me to submit a concise report providing a comprehensive survey and assessment of the relevant work of the United Nations to help States and subregional and regional entities in Africa in fighting terrorism, with a view to continuing consideration of possible steps in this regard (S/PRST/2013/5).

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Madagascar + 24 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for December 2013 with a Forecast till mid-February, 2014

Summary

The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation continued developing in Eritrea, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Sudan, in December. Aerial and ground operations treated close to 80,000 ha during this month.

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Mali + 4 others
UNHCR position on returns to Mali - Update I

In many parts of northern Mali, the security situation remains volatile, and risk of reprisal attacks may exist for refugees and IDPs. Social and economic conditions have not yet been restored to pre-conflict levels.

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Yemen + 16 others
Bulletin sur le Criquet pèlerin (No. 423, 6 Jan 2014)

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée critique en décembre le long des deux rives de la mer Rouge. Des groupes de larves et d’ailés, des bandes larvaires et des essaims se sont formés au Yémen, en Arabie saoudite et en Érythrée. Des infestations plus petites étaient présentes au Soudan. Des opérations de lutte ont été réalisées dans tous ces pays.