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30 Sep 2010 description
report IRIN

ADEN, 30 September 2010 (IRIN) - Internally displaced persons (IDPs) who fled clashes in the past two weeks between the Yemeni army and militant groups in the central-southern governorate of Shabwa, some 400km east of Aden, are appealing to humanitarian organizations for aid.

Some of the IDPs fled to Aden city while others are sheltering in the Mafyaa, Habban and Azzan areas of Shabwa Governorate, according to Ahmad Tallan, head of local NGO Brotherhood Association for Peace and Development.

"We have nothing to eat. We have no mattresses and blankets.

30 Sep 2010 description
report World Bank

Targeting Poor, Rural Communities

Overview

Since 1996, the World Bank has helped the Government of Yemen provide a critical social safety net for communities with the highest poverty levels, mitigating the adverse impacts of economic reforms designed to stabilize the economy and boost economic growth.

30 Sep 2010 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

Sixty-first session

Geneva, 4-8 October 2010

30 September 2010

This update presents some examples of challenges, progress and new developments in global programmes and partnerships since the last strategic overview presented to the 47th meeting of the Standing Committee in March 2010.

30 Sep 2010 description

Regional update - Middle East and North Africa

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme

Sixty-first session

Geneva, 4-8 October 2010

30 September 2010

This update presents some examples of challenges, progress and developments in the region since the last strategic overview presented to the 47th meeting of the Standing Committee in …

30 Sep 2010 description

Main Findings:

The flood disaster in Pakistan raised the combined requirements of humanitarian appeals and response plans in the MENACA region from US$2.91 billion in the second quarter to nearly $4.86 billion in the third quarter.

30 Sep 2010 description

Main Developments

?? Humanitarian access in Somalia reached its lowest point since 2006. In September, three international organisations were expelled from southern Somalia by Al Shabaab, accused of having ties with the US government. With these latest forced suspensions, eight international organisations have been expelled from south central Somalia in 2010.

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30 Sep 2010 description

Concern for Children in southern Yemen

An estimated 15,000 people - most of whom are children - have been displaced by recent clashes in and around Al-Hauta village in Shabwah Governorate in southern Yemen, according to UNICEF.

Over the past few weeks, there has been a steady increase in violent clashes, including air strikes, between government troops and armed groups in the area.

29 Sep 2010 description

El Barómetro es un informe trimestral editado en castellano y catalán por el Programa de Conflictos y Construcción de Paz de la Escola de Cultura de Pau de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. El documento analiza los acontecimientos ocurridos en el mundo a lo largo del trimestre (julio – septiembre de 2010) a través de cinco apartados: conflictos armados, tensiones, procesos de paz, crisis humanitarias y dimensión de género en la construcción de la paz.

29 Sep 2010 description
report Yemen Times

Sadeq Al-Wesabi

Published:07-10-2010

AMRAN, Sept.

28 Sep 2010 description

Note: The last situation report was dated July 22, 2010.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

- Fighting between Somalia Transitional Federal Government (TFG) forces and armed opposition groups that commenced on August 23 continues to intensify in Mogadishu. As of September 17, violence had displaced more than 32,000 people, according to the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

26 Sep 2010 description
report Yemen Times

Ali Saeed

Published:27-09-2010

SANA'A, Sept. 26 - The decreasing temperatures noticed in the mountain regions of Yemen is not another weather fluctuation according to Rasheed Al-Ariqi, head of the Weather Forecast Unit at the National Aviation and Metrological Center, it is an early winter.

The transition period between seasons had already started Tuesday Sept. 21, which is almost one month ahead of the usual date.

"The weather in the coming months will be unstable because the difference between the maximum and minimum temperatures is large.

26 Sep 2010 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

26 Sep 2010 17:52:44 GMT

Sept 26 (Reuters) - Yemen is trying to quell a resurgent regional arm of al Qaeda that has increased attacks on Western and regional targets.

At the same time, it is trying to cement a truce with Shi'ite rebels to end a civil war in the north that has raged on and off since 2004, and to end a separatist rebellion in the south.

Following are security developments in Yemen this month:

26 Sep 2010 description
report Yemen Times

SANA'A, Sept. 26 - Several of the families who fled Al-Hawta district, in Shabwa governorate south of Yemen, returned home after the state army withdrew from the town on Saturday Sept 25. Estimates of between 4,000 to 12,000 locals fled their homes in December 2009 fearing a repetition of the state's attacks on the neighboring governorate of Abyan.

According to local state officials from Shabwa, including the governor Dr. Ali Al-Ahmadi, the area is inhabited by around a hundred Jihadi men, mostly Yemenis.

26 Sep 2010 description
report IRIN

SANAA, 26 September 2010 (IRIN) - Southern Yemen erupted again this past week - another flash in an ongoing, low-level rebellion against the government. International news reports have focused on the government's siege of an alleged al-Qaeda stronghold, occurring against a backdrop of steady anti-government violence throughout the south.

Local analysts and international observers call for political compromise between the northern-dominated government and aggrieved southerners.

26 Sep 2010 description

ADEN, Yemen - Yemeni explosives experts disabled a car bomb in Huta soon after retaking the besieged southern town from Al-Qaeda militants, the interior ministry said on Sunday.

The bomb was found on a vehicle that also contained shells and sticks of dynamite, the ministry said in a statement on its website, accusing Al-Qaeda of being behind the foiled attack.

The device, which was deactivated in the town's main market square late on Saturday, "seemed to have …

25 Sep 2010 description

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

- As result of the last week's clashes, which erupted between Yemeni's Security Forces and armed elements in Al-Hauta village of Mayfa'a district (Shabwah Governorate), a large number of civilians are still displaced.

- All aspects of living and services in the affected area have been interrupted.

24 Sep 2010 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on …

24 Sep 2010 description

Following the Ministerial Meeting held in New York on Friday 24 September 2010, co-chaired by Foreign Secretary William Hague, the Friends of Yemen issued the following joint statement on outcomes and recommendations.MINISTERIAL MEETING OF THE FRIENDS OF YEMEN

NEW YORK.

22 Sep 2010 description

By Fawaz al-Haidari (AFP)

ADEN, Yemen - Yemeni troops were on Wednesday preparing to go on the offensive against alleged Al-Qaeda militants entrenched in the southern town of Huta, a security official said.

Meanwhile, troops shot two men who attacked the security headquarters in the southern town of Daleh with a grenade on Wednesday, killing one and wounding the other, an official said.

The Huta offensive "will be launched once all …