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12 Aug 2009 description

Sana'a, Yemen_(dpa) _ At least 15 insurgents and civilians were killed in Yemen Wednesday when the army bombarded a town controlled by Shiite rebels in north-western Saada province, rebels and residents said.

Fighter jets struck the strongholds of the Houthi rebel group in Haidan several times as part of a major onslaught launched by the army late Tuesday, residents said.

Scores of people were injured.

The rebels said in a statement received by the German Press Agency dpa that most of the 15 killed in an early morning aerial attack on a marketplace in Haiden were …

12 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Résumé

Dix ans après l'entrée en vigueur du Traité sur l'interdiction de l'emploi, du stockage, de la production et du transfert des mines antipersonnel et sur leur destruction (Traité d'interdiction des mines antipersonnel), la société civile, les États et l'ONU ont beaucoup fait pour mettre fin aux souffrances causées par les mines terrestres. Plus de 41 millions de ces mines ont été détruites. Des terres ont été déminées et rendues aux communautés.

09 Aug 2009 description

What is the situation in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region?

As of 08 August 2009, 23:00 hours, Cairo time, 2532 laboratory-confirmed cases of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 have been reported to WHO Regional Office by 20 Member States of WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region. Over 375 of these reported cases were locally transmitted. There are eight related deaths reported from Egypt (1), Saudi Arabia (4), Lebanon (1), Qatar (1) and Iraq (1).

06 Aug 2009 description

The UK is set to remodel its education programme in the world's poorest countries in an attempt to help children who are considered the hardest to reach and revive international efforts to get all primary aged children into school by 2015.

The Department for International Development is launching a wide-ranging public consultation today to investigate a range of options that will help shape a new education strategy.

06 Aug 2009 description

The Humanitarian Update is a monthly publication from UN OCHA's Regional Office in Dubai, reporting on the main humanitarian events in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. For more information on Iraq or OPT, please visit www.ochairaq.org and www.ochaopt.orgcollaboration

Regional - H1N1 ("Swine Flu")

As of 01 August 2009, …

05 Aug 2009 description
report IRIN

"I have cannons, missiles, Kalashnikovs, anti-aircraft guns and hand grenades," said community leader Mohammed Naji, sitting cross-legged in his house in the Yemeni capital, Sana.

05 Aug 2009 description
report IRIN

SANAA, 5 August 2009 (IRIN) - The Yemeni government is struggling to control the spread of small arms in major cities, despite the two-year-old ban on firearms.

The Interior Ministry's July 2007 ban "somewhat resulted in the disappearance of guns in the capital [Sanaa] and other main cities like Taiz, Ibb and Dhamar only", Khalid al-Ansi, a lawyer at the National Organization for Defending Rights and Freedoms, told IRIN in Sanaa.

05 Aug 2009 description
report Yemen Times

By: Amel Al-Ariqi

SANA'A, Aug.

04 Aug 2009 description

Situation Générale en juillet 2009

Prévision jusqu'à'mi-septembre 2009

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est devenue calme dans toutes les zones en juillet. Des ailés épars étaient présents dans le nordouest de la Mauritanie, en Algérie et au Soudan. Les équipes terrestres nationales ont traité de petites infestations le long de la frontière algérienne, au Maroc, et dans les hautes-terres de l'éthiopie. Des ailés en faibles effectifs sont apparus au Pakistan, près de la frontière indienne.

04 Aug 2009 description
report Government of Italy

Rome August 4, 2009 - "The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Directorate General for Cooperation and Development has contributed with a financial amount of 300.000 euro to UNHCR in response to the humanitarian emergency in Yemen, where some of 145.000 Somali refugees are hosted along the coasts of Yemen.

The contribution will cover needs identified by UNHCR, following the "UNHCR Global Appeal 2009 Update".

POC: Alessandro Pirrone - MoFA Rome - Emergency Office on +39 3691 8153

03 Aug 2009 description
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General Situation during July 2009

Forecast until mid-September 2009

The locust situation became calm in all areas during July. Scattered adults were present in northwest Mauritania, Algeria and Sudan. National ground teams treated small infestations along the Algerian border in Morocco and in the highlands of Ethiopia. Low numbers of adults appeared in Pakistan near the Indian border. Seasonal rains fell in the summer breeding areas in the Sahel of West Africa, Sudan and Eritrea, and along both sides of the Indo-Pakistan border.

03 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fourth session
Item 71 (b) of the provisional agenda*
Promotion and protection of human rights: human rights
questions, including alternative approaches for

02 Aug 2009 description

What is the situation in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region?

As of 01 August 2009, 23:00 hours, Cairo time, 1778 laboratory-confirmed cases of Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 have been reported to WHO Regional Office by 20 Member States of WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region.