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Yemen + 1 other
Yemen: Humanitarian Snapshot (March 2014)

In Amran, tensions continue despite relative calm that has allowed humanitarian assistance to be scaled up. On 22 March, clashes forced 400-500 families to flee their homes.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Ethiopia + 1 other
“Community Conversations” Target Irregular Migration from Ethiopia

The recent mass expulsion of over 150,000 irregular Ethiopian migrants from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia highlighted the human challenges posed by people smuggling in the Horn of Africa.

The Ethiopian Government now recognizes the need to improve public awareness of the risks associated with irregular migration and is taking action to remedy the problem.

To complement the government’s efforts, IOM Ethiopia, in partnership with the government and civil society, has launched an initiative to engage Ethiopians through “community conversations.”

International Organization for Migration:

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Somalia + 11 others
Bulletin sur le Criquet pèlerin (No. 426, 3 avril 2014)

Situation Générale en mars 2014

Prévision jusqu'à’mi-mai 2014

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin s’est améliorée en mars le long des deux rives de la mer Rouge suite aux opérations de lutte et au dessèchement des conditions. Néanmoins, il subsiste un risque que des groupes d’ailés et peut-être quelques petits essaims puissent se déplacer dans les aires de reproduction printanière de l’intérieur de l’Arabie saoudite et du Yémen, où une reproduction est possible.

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Somalia + 11 others
Desert Locust Bulletin No. 426 (2 Apr 2014)

General Situation during March 2014

Forecast until mid-May 2014

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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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Yemen + 6 others
Water in the Arab world: From droughts to flood, building resilience against extremes

Report
World Bank

The Middle East and North Africa is the most water scarce region in the world, and its water stress is likely to worsen. Governments are now under pressure to implement disaster risk management plans.

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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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World + 16 others
Natural Disasters in the Middle East and North Africa: A Regional Overview

The interplay of natural disasters, rapid urbanization, water scarcity, and climate change has emerged as a serious challenge for policy and planning.

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Somalia + 2 others
Briefing to the UN Security Council by Ambassador Nicholas Kay, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, 11 March 2014

[AS DELIVERED]

Madam President, Members of the Council

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to brief the Council from Mogadishu today, and for your continued support to Somalia’s peace-building and state-building. I am on the ground in Mogadishu and not with you in New York due to the intensity of events at this moment. I hope you understand.

Madam President

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Somalia + 1 other
Somalia Can Achieve Goals by 2016 despite Mixed Progress during Decades-long Crisis, Secretary-General’s Special Representative Tells Security Council

SC/11312

Security Council

7132nd Meeting* (AM)

Permanent Representative Hails AMISOM Efforts, Warns of Al-Shabaab Infiltration

Despite its mixed progress in decades of war, State collapse and immense human suffering, Somalia could reach its goals of elaborating an agreed Constitution, installing a nationwide electoral process and ensuring greater security by 2016, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today.

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UNRWA Commissioner-General thanks Saudi Arabia for support

The Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Filippo Grandi, visited Riyadh on 3 March in a final visit before leaving his post with UNRWA to thank officials of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the Kingdom’s generous and consistent support for the Agency during his tenure.

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Burundi + 8 others
Eastern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin, Issue 33 | 11 February - 7 March 2014

Humanitarian actors in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda continue to appeal for assistance in responding to reported outbreaks of measles, polio and meningitis.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Yemen + 1 other
Yemen: Humanitarian Snapshot (February 2014) [EN/AR]

Conflict in Al Dhale’e Governorate between Government forces and separatist militants continued to displace civilians, and damage civilian infrastructure. In Amran, the situation has stabilized slightly although tensions are still high. Several governorates have been infested by locusts, with losses of crops estimated at US $46 million. This will increase the vulnerability of thousands of Yemenis. Yemeni migrant workers continue to return from Saudi Arabia.

Impact of armed clashes on humanitarian assistances - The situation in Al Dhale’e and Amran governorates

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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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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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopian diaspora backs IOM to help migrants returning home

Posted on Fri, Feb-28-2014

United States - The Ethiopian diaspora in the United States, Canada and Europe is continuing to support IOM efforts to help fellow Ethiopians returning home from Saudi Arabia.

The latest show of support came this week from the Ethiopian diaspora community in Dallas, Texas, with a donation of USD31,000.

International Organization for Migration:

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World + 14 others
Conflits et migration pèsent sur la sécurité alimentaire au Proche-Orient

Le Directeur général de la FAO intervient à la Réunion ministérielle de la Conférence régionale pour le Proche-Orient

27 février 2014, Rome – L'aggravation de la situation de la sécurité alimentaire au Proche-Orient est liée non seulement aux problèmes structurels de production vivrière et de dépendance croissante vis-à-vis des importations alimentaires, mais aussi aux conflits, aux flux de réfugiés et aux migrations, a déclaré aujourd'hui le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva.