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World + 52 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Madagascar + 21 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for August with a Forecast till Mid-October, 2014

Summary

The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained calm in winter, spring and summer breeding areas in the western outbreak region in August and only low density adults were reported in Mauritania, Niger and Chad, and a similar situation is highly likely in northern Mali where the ongoing security situation continuous undermining survey operations. No locusts were reported in Algeria, Libya, Morocco or Tunisia during this month.

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World + 48 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 3–9 September

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Libya: Concern is growing for the increasing number of people affected by crisis since mid-July, as violence persists, rival governments are failing to assure basic services, and most humanitarian organisations have withdrawn.

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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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Price Watch August 2014 Prices

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, staple food markets were well-supplied in July, despite the slight delay in the start of the rainy season in some areas of the Sahel. Markets are generally functioning as they normally do during the lean season. Staple food prices were stable or declining, except in deficit areas of Niger and Chad. Record-high rice and wheat imports from international markets reinforced food availability in Senegal and Mauritania (Pages 3-6).

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Mali + 6 others
Report on Mali and the Sahel and the activities of the African Union mission for Mali and the Sahel, 11 Aug 2014

Report
African Union

PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL
449th MEETING
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
11 AUGUST 2014

PSC/PR/2.(CDXLIX)

I. INTRODUCTION

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The African Union Strategy For The Sahel Region, 11 Aug 2014

Report
African Union

PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL
449th MEETING
11 AUGUST 2014
ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

PSC/PR/3(CDXLIX)

INTRODUCTION

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Mali + 2 others
Communiqué of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 449th meeting on the situation in Mali

Report
African Union

COMMUNIQUÉ

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 449th meeting held on 11 August 2014, adopted the following decision on the situation in Mali and in the Sahel region: Council,

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World + 17 others
Report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office for West Africa (S/2014/442 )

S/2014/442
Distr.: General
26 June 2014
Original: English

1. Introduction

  1. In a letter dated 23 December 2013 (S/2013/759), the President of the Security Council agreed to extend the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) until 31 December 2016 and requested that I report to the Council every six months on the implementation of the mandate.

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Analysis: Understanding organized crime in Africa

Report
IRIN

By Philippa Garson

HIGHLIGHTS

  • New tools needed to analyse organized crime

  • Criminal financing of state structures

  • Weak states open door to crime

  • Development-oriented solutions needed

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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Los niños y los conflictos armados - Informe del Secretario General (A/68/878–S/2014/339)

Asamblea General Sexagésimo octavo período de sesiones Tema 65 del programa Promoción y protección de los derechos del niño

Consejo de Seguridad Sexagésimo noveno año

I. Introducción

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Children and armed conflict - Report of the Secretary-General (A/68/878–S/2014/339)

  1. The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2013, is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2068 (2012), by which the Council requested me to continue to submit annual reports on the implementation of its resolutions and presidential statements on children and armed conflict.

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Mali + 4 others
Fast, Coordinated Multi-platform Efforts Critical to Overcoming Recurrent Crises, ‘Fragile’ Humanitarian Situation in Sahel, Special Envoy Tells Security Council

SC/11445

Security Council
7203rd Meeting (AM)

The recent deterioration of the political and security situation in the Sahel region was a cause for alarm, the senior official there told the Security Council today, emphasizing that implementation of the United Nations Integrated Strategy would require sustained political will on the part of neighbouring Governments, and profound transformations on all political, economic and social platforms.

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World + 7 others
Sahel : l'envoyée de l'ONU inquiète de la détérioration de la situation sécuritaire

Report
UN News Service

19 juin 2014 – Lors d'un exposé devant le Conseil de sécurité jeudi, la nouvelle Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général pour le Sahel, Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, s'est déclarée inquiète de la détérioration de la situation politique et sécuritaire dans la région, notamment en Libye.

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European Union-League of Arab States Declaration adopted at 3rd Foreign Affairs Ministerial Meeting

Report
European Union

Summary: 11 June 2014, Athens - Declaration Adopted at Third European Union-League of Arab States Foreign Affairs Ministerial Meeting Athens, Greece, June 10-11, 2014

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Niger + 4 others
Niger: Bulletin humanitaire mensuel numéro 05 | mai 2014

FAITS SAILLANTS

• L’afflux des réfugiés se poursuit à Diffa.

• Des migrants continuent de se rendre en Algérie et en Lybie.

• La faiblesse du niveau de financement réduit la réponse humanitaire.

• Suivre les indicateurs de performance des clusters sera bientôt possible en ligne

Mouvements de populations

Des centaines de personnes en provenance du Nigeria arrivent à Diffa chaque semaine

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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West, North and Central Africa: Security Event Density Analysis (April 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 24 others
CrisisWatch N°130 - 1 June 2014

On 22 May Thailand’s military seized power – having two days earlier declared martial law – dismissed the government and arrested hundreds of politicians, democracy activists and journalists. The coup followed several months of violent pro- and anti-government protests. On 7 May the Constitutional Court had sacked caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over alleged abuse of power in a move her party decried as a “judicial coup”