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03 Jun 2013 description

Snapshot 27 May – 03 June

In Syria, the government military continued its offensive on opposition-controlled Qusayr, a strategic city in Homs province connecting the capital to the Mediterranean coast. Humanitarian agencies expressed alarm over the fate of thousands of civilians still trapped in the city. The UN estimates that over 6.8 million people are in need of humanitarian aid in Syria. While an estimated 5 million people are internally displaced, the number of Syrians registered or awaiting registration in host countries has surpassed 1.6 million.

09 May 2013 description

Les documents de stratégie pour la réduction de la pauvreté sont élaborés par les pays membres à l’issue d’un vaste processus de consultation avec les parties prenantes et les partenaires au développement, dont les services de la Banque mondiale et du FMI. Ils font l’objet de rapports d’avancement annuels et décrivent les politiques macroéconomiques, structurelles et sociales menées par les pays à l’appui de la croissance et de la réduction de la pauvreté, ainsi que les besoins de financement extérieur et les principales sources de financement en la matière.

15 Apr 2013 description

Heavy fighting continued throughout Syria, with shelling reported from all but two of the Governorates in the country. The violence in densely populated places, including Aleppo, Homs, Deir-ez-Zor, Idleb and central Damascus remained intense. More than 400,000 people have fled Syria since 1 January, bringing the total number of Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries to around 1.32 million as of 14 April, according to UNHCR.

18 Mar 2013 description

As the conflict in Syria entered its third year, intense fighting was reported across the country, in particular in Damascus, Homs, Aleppo, Idlib, and the area stretching between Damascus and the Golan Heights. The number of Syrian refugees continued to rise, amounting to a total of 1,129,019 as of 18 March.

11 Mar 2013 description

On 6 March at least 27 people were killed in a standoff between approximately 200 members of the Royal Sulu Army, an armed Islamic group from the southern Philippines who have occupied the Sabah region in Malaysia since 9 February, and the Government of Malaysia.

In Syria, intense fighting was reported in Raqqa, Homs and Quneitra. The number of Syrian refugees continued to rise, amounting to a total of 1,086,975 as of 11 March.

04 Mar 2013 description

Clashes and violence escalated during the past week in Bangladesh, following the sentencing to death of a senior Islamist leader, marking the bloodiest bout of violence since the country’s independence four decades ago.

Continuous rains have caused floods in Agusan del Sur in the Province of Pampanga in the Philippines. Some 49,073 persons were affected as of 27 February.

12 Feb 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund

Impacts de la crise socio-politique et de la crise alimentaire sur le secteur de l’éducation avant janvier 2013

28 Jan 2013 description

En 2013, la Mauritanie continuera à faire face aux effets de la crise alimentaire et nutritionnelle de 2012 ainsi qu'à des risques d’épidémies et d’inondations. Cette situation pourrait être aggravée par l’impact de la crise au Mali qui a déjà contraint plus de 65 000 personnes à se réfugier en Mauritanie.

24 Jan 2013 description

Au Mali, 11 mois après le déclenchement des violences armées, la situation humanitaire est plus que jamais préoccupante. Dans les régions du nord du pays, l’accès aux biens et services de base tels que l’eau potable, la nourriture et les soins de santé reste problématique.

23 Jan 2013 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. Dans une lettre datée du 20 décembre 2010 (S/2010/661), le Président du Conseil de sécurité m’a informé que les membres du Conseil avaient décidé de proroger le mandat du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest (UNOWA) jusqu’au 31 décembre 2013 et m’a demandé de faire rapport tous les six mois sur l’exécution du mandat révisé du Bureau.

23 Jan 2013 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1 . In a letter dated 20 December 2010 (S/2010/661), the President of the Security Council informed me that the members of the Council had agreed to extend the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) until 31 December 2013 and requested me to report on the implementation of the revised mandate of UNOWA every six months.

11 Jan 2013 description
report REACH Initiative
  1. NOTE DE SYNTHÈSE

1.1 CONTEXTE

La crise malienne est une crise multidimensionnelle qui comprend autant des tendances prolongées, telles que la sécheresse et les conflits touchant le nord du pays, que des événements temporaires comme les inondations de juillet et août cette année. Ces phénomènes ont provoqué le déplacement interne de quelques 200'000 personnes qui se sont principalement déplacées vers des zones urbaines dans le sud du pays.

27 Dec 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

HEADLINES

  • The Islamists from the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) said on 20 November that they had captured the town of Menaka in clashes with ethnic Tuaregs - known as the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA).

17 Dec 2012 description

Tropical cyclone Evan hit Samoa and Fiji on 13 and 16 December. As a category 4 storm, Evan caused significant damage to homes and infrastructure on both islands. 3,500 people were evacuated to emergency shelters in Fiji. In Samoa 1,500 were evacuated and 2 killed.Typhoon Bopha (Pablo) made landfall in the southern Philippines on 4 December, carrying winds of up to 160 kilometres an hour.

14 Dec 2012 description

Above-average harvests, with high prices persisting

KEY MESSAGES

  • Total cereal production by Sahelian and West African countries for the 2012/2013 growing season is estimated at 57,318,000 metric tons. Even without data for Burkina Faso, this puts production up by 13 percent from last year and 18 percent from the five-year average.

11 Dec 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund

Progress Report highlights challenges to reaching all those in need

DAKAR/GENEVA, 11 December 2012 – A UNICEF progress report says that more than 850,000 children are expected to have received life-saving treatment for severe acute malnutrition across nine countries in the Sahel region during the course of 2012.

This is a projected figure based on the more than 730,000 children under 5 treated at centres between January and the end of September.

06 Dec 2012 description

An earthquake with magnitude 5.6 has hit South Khorasan province in Iran, killing at least eight people and injuring 12. As of 6 December, no further information on the impact is available. Typhoon Bopha has made landfall in the southern Philippines on 4 December, carrying winds of up to 160 kilometres an hour. More than 294,000 people have been affected in seven provinces, according to Government estimates. Severe rains have affected at least 6,500 people in Panama, prompting the Government of Panama to declare a state of emergency for the regions of La Chorrera, Capira and Colón.

03 Dec 2012 description

Storm Bopha is heading toward southern Philippines as thousands of people are evacuating in high-risk areas. The storm is expected to intensify to a typhoon and will make landfall in Northern Mindanao late on Tuesday night. Severe rains have affected at least 6,500 people in Panama prompting the Government of Panama to declare a state of emergency for the regions of La Chorrera, Capira and Colón.

The situation in Syria continues to deteriorate, with heavy fighting in Damascus, Homs, Aleppo, Deir al-Zor, Deraa as well as Idlib and Hama provinces.