‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear
Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 6 February, 2017 – The Board of Executive Directors of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in its 317th meeting in Jeddah has given the approval for US $790 million of financing for new development projects mainly in such sectors as roads, higher education, energy, and health in member countries as well as education and professional training for Muslim communities in non-member countries.
Situation Générale en janvier 2017 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-mars 2017
General Situation during January 2017 Forecast until mid-March 2017
New York- The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed condemns in the strongest terms the attack on the De-escalation and Coordination Committee building in Dhahran Al-Janoub.
Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants continued to move in complex flows from the Horn of Africa and Yemen region. This quarter, movement was characterised by persistent conflict, increased risk, and amplified intolerance. Internal and cross border displacement in Yemen, South Sudan and surrounding countries also increased, while returns to Somalia peaked.
Irregular Movement from the Horn
Northward (through Egypt into Israel)
Desert Locust outbreak in Saudi Arabia
A Desert Locust outbreak has developed on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia as a result of unusually good rains from July to mid-September 2016. So far, two generations of breeding have occurred on the coastal plains south of Jeddah between Lith and Jizan, and ground control operations are in progress.
The situation was exacerbated by irregular and incomplete surveys in the past few months as well as the likelihood that adult groups probably arrived from adjacent areas of Yemen.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Phasing out of wheat production completed in 2016
Cereal import requirements forecast to decline in 2016/17
Cash transfer programme to compensate cuts in universal subsidies to be implemented in 2017
Wheat production phased out in 2016
Climate change, growing world population and demands for industrialisation have put strain on global water supplies
By Michael Hogan
HAMBURG, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Greater global efforts should be taken to safeguard precious world water supplies to secure food production, the agriculture ministers of the group of 20 leading economies (G20) said on Sunday.
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In December 2016 there was an 35% decrease in the number of migrants interviewed, with a total of 527 from four MRC locations. Of the 527 migrants interviewed 223 were in Somalia, representing 42% of the total. December data shows 76% were men and 24% were women. 99% of the migrants were Ethiopian and 405 individuals (77% of the total) were intending to travel to Saudi Arabia. The number of children interviewed in December reduced to 87, from 90 in September. This month 77% of the migrants left their homes for “economic reasons”.
In November 2016 there was an 38% decrease in the number of migrants interviewed, with a total of 812 from four MRC locations. Of the 812 migrants interviewed 316 were in Ethiopia, representing 39% of the total. November data shows 76% were men and 24% were women. 99.9% of the migrants were Ethiopian and 687 individuals (85% of the total) were intending to travel to Saudi Arabia. The number of children interviewed in November reduced to 90, from 184 in September. The location of Metema, Ethiopia, interviewed 40 migrants in November.