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World + 42 others
Food Outlook - Biannual Report on Global Food Markets, October 2014

According to the latest edition of FAO's biannual Food Outlook report, global markets for most foodstuffs are more stable than they have been in recent years

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World + 69 others
CrisisWatch N°134 - 1 October 2014

The U.S. expanded its aerial campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in late September with strikes in Syria’s north and east. The operation, which targets both IS and fighters linked to al-Qaeda’s central leadership and the affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, risks alienating other rebel groups in Syria and strengthening support for IS.

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World + 66 others
CrisisWatch N°133 - 1 September 2014

The fight for control of Libya between the Misrata-led Islamist-leaning coalition and the Zintan-led forces is escalating by the day. Hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced in over six weeks of clashes and heavy artillery fire. The Misrata side emerged victorious in the battle over Tripoli’s international airport, taking control of the capital, and made advances around Benghazi, but the larger political divide remains unresolved.

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World + 70 others
CrisisWatch N°132 - 1 August 2014

Increasing Israeli-Palestinian tensions culminated in Israel launching "Operation Protective Edge" in Gaza in early July (see our latest report and commentary). The assault, which started as an aerial campaign and was later extended to include ground operations, reportedly killed more than 1,400 Palestinians throughout the month while 64 Israelis were killed in clashes inside the Gaza Strip and by Hamas rocket fire. Several attempts at reaching a ceasefire agreement failed in July.

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World + 20 others
Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes 1970-2012

The Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes describes the distribution and impacts of disasters and highlights measures to increase resilience.

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World + 27 others
2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Fact Sheet

BUREAU OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR

April 19, 2013

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Brazil + 26 others
A Hidden Crisis?: Increase in killings as tensions rise over land and forests

Report
Global Witness

Survey finds sharp rise in killings over land and forests as Rio talks open

New figures collected by Global Witness on the killings of activists, journalists and community members who were defending rights to land and forests show the true, shocking extent of competition for access to natural resources. The briefing, A Hidden Crisis?, finds that over 711 people appear to have been killed in the last decade – more than one a week. In 2011 the toll was 106 people, almost doubling over the past three years.

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World + 28 others
UNHCR Global Trends 2011 - A Year in Crisis

Global Trends Report: 800,000 new refugees in 2011, highest this century

GENEVA, June 18 (UNHCR) – A report released today by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees shows 2011 to have been a record year for forced displacement across borders, with more people becoming refugees than at any time since 2000.

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Afghanistan + 6 others
CrisisWatch N°95, 1 July 2011

Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) moved into North Sudan's South Kordofan state capital Kadugli at the start of the month, triggering large-scale fighting with Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) units from the region. The UN reported heavy bombardment of villages by the SAF, widespread civilian casualties and at least 73,000 people forced to flee. It also accused the government of blocking aid deliveries and intimidating peacekeepers.

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Algeria + 100 others
El estado de la inseguridad alimentaria en el mundo 2009

Mensajes principales

El estado de la inseguridad alimentaria en el mundo 2009 es el 10.=BA informe de situación de la FAO sobre el hambre en el mundo desde la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Alimentación (CMA) de 1996. En el informe se destaca el hecho de que, incluso antes de que se produjeran la crisis alimentaria y la crisis económica, el n=FAmero de personas que padecían hambre había aumentado lenta pero constantemente. Sin embargo, el inicio de estas crisis provocó el incremento pronunciado del n=FAmero de personas que padecen hambre en el mundo.

Como resultado de la crisis económica

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Colombia + 5 others
JRS Dispatches No. 210

(Extract)

VENEZUELA: VIOLENCE BETWEEN ARMED GROUPS TOO COMMON

On 22 February, violence between two armed left-wing Colombian groups, ELN and FARC, cost the life of a four year old girl. The incident, which took place in Apure state 10 minutes from the Colombian border, is believed to have over control of the illegal smuggling arms, petrol and cocaine believed to be worth 3.5 million euro per month. Official sources reported conflicts between the two groups have escalated in the last few months.

The shooting occurred in a small housing

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Burundi + 61 others
The Global Appeal 2007

The Global Appeal 2007

Introduction

UNHCR's Global Appeal is published yearly to alert governmental and private sector donors, Executive Committee (ExCom) members and Standing Committee observers, Governments and their Permanent Missions in Geneva, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, regional organizations and other institutions and interested individuals to the plight of millions of refugees and others of concern to UNHCR. This tenth Global Appeal outlines the Office's strategies and programmes for 2007, and will be launched officially at UNHCR's annual

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Angola + 14 others
JRS Dispatches No. 199

(Extract)
Twice monthly news bulletin from the Jesuit Refugee Service International Office

REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

KENYA: REFUGEE BILL RE-INTRODUCED

On 3 August 2006, the Kenyan Minister for Immigration tabled the revised refugee bill in parliament for the first reading where he announced its title and purpose. The second reading will be delayed because the parliament adjourned until 3 October 2006.

The bill seeks to make provision for the recognition, protection and management of the refugees in Kenya, enhancing

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Colombia + 8 others
JRS Dispatches No. 169

(Extract)

REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

VENEZUELA: TENSION ON THE COLOMBIAN BORDER

March was a tense month on the Venezuelan Alto-Pure border, in particular in El Nula where the presence of armed groups intensified. On 10 March, in response to the insecurity, local civil society groups, including JRS Venezuela, organised a protest condemning the presence of armed Colombian groups, extortion and kidnapping.

The protest was widely covered by the national media. Fr Acacio Belandria, the local Episcopal representative, roundly condemned the presence of armed groups in the area and demanded

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Burundi + 10 others
JRS Dispatches No. 161

(Extract)

REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

BURUNDI: SUCCESS OF ELECTIONS CONTINGENT ON DISARMAMENT AND MILITARY DISCIPLINE

Despite numerous delays dating back since Burundi's largest rebel group the FDD entered into a peace agreement with the government in November 2003, the process of demobilization and reintegration of both former rebel groups and the national army is scheduled to begin at the end of this month. The programme being coordinated by the United Nations Mission to Burundi, the ONUB, will face the task of achieving the

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Angola + 8 others
JRS Dispatches No. 156

(Extract)

REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

ANGOLA: REPATRIATION SPEEDS UP BUT FOOD AID RATIONS CUT

On Friday 27 August, the Angolan Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Luanda held a meeting to update NGOs on issues relating to the repatriation of Angolan refugees from neighbouring countries in southern Africa. Weekly and twice weekly convoys have started from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia to various cities in around Angola.

Repatriation by air from Zambia to Huambo began on 6 September and UNHCR expects to begin airlifting refugees

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Chad + 7 others
JRS Dispatches No. 154

(Extract)
REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

VENEZUELA: WHAT WE HOPE FOR FROM THE BORDER

Some weeks ago, various families from Puerto Lleras, a village situated by the Colombian river Arauca, sought refuge in Las Palmas hacienda, an area near to El Nula, in Páez municipality in Alto Apure region in western Venezuela. The total number of people was 97, mostly made up of women and children, including unaccompanied children.

This movement is a clear indication of the humanitarian crisis at the Venezuelan-Colombian border. In the last

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Afghanistan + 40 others
FAO/GIEWS Foodcrops and Shortages No. 4/2003

CROP AND FOOD SUPPLY SITUATION
OVERVIEW

As of August 2003, the number of countries facing serious food shortages throughout the world stands at 38, with 23 in Africa, 8 in Asia, 5 in Latin America and 2 in Europe. In many of these countries, food shortages are being compounded by the effect of the HIV/AIDS pandemic on food production, marketing and transport.

In eastern Africa, abundant rains in July and August generally improved the prospects for the 2003 cereal crops. However, severe floods and erratic rains in some areas may still affect