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Madagascar + 28 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for February with a Forecast till Mid-April, 2014

Summary

The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained active in February in the central outbreak region on the Red Sea coasts and the Horn of Africa. Aerial and/or ground control treated hoppers and swarms on some 50,000 ha in Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, Sudan, Yemen and northern Somalia. Other countries in the region remained calm during this month (DLCO-EA2 , DLMCC/Yemen, FAO-DLIS,
LCC/Oman, PPD/Sudan).

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Mali + 12 others
African Union Launches Regional Initiative to Stabilize Sahel

Report
Voice of America

Peter Clottey March 06, 2014

An African Union official says the organization’s Mission to Mali and the Sahel (MISAHEL) has launched a cooperation initiative with countries in the Sahel to combat terrorism as part of efforts to stabilize the region.

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Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for January with a Forecast till Mid-March, 2014

The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained active on the Red Sea coasts in January where breeding continued and hoppers and swarms were reported in several places in Eritrea, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen during this month.

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Niger + 12 others
Criquet pèlerin - Mise à jour 3 février 2014

Situation préoccupante le long de la côte de la mer Rouge et de la Corne de l’Afrique

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World + 9 others
Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the United Nations to help States and subregional and regional entities in Africa in fighting terrorism (S/2014/9)

I. Introduction

  1. On 21 May 2013, the Security Council considered the challenges posed by terrorism in Africa in the context of maintaining international peace and security. In a presidential statement issued after the debate, the Council invited me to submit a concise report providing a comprehensive survey and assessment of the relevant work of the United Nations to help States and subregional and regional entities in Africa in fighting terrorism, with a view to continuing consideration of possible steps in this regard (S/PRST/2013/5).

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Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) Situation Report for December 2013 with a Forecast till mid-February, 2014

Summary

The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation continued developing in Eritrea, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Sudan, in December. Aerial and ground operations treated close to 80,000 ha during this month.

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Mali + 4 others
UNHCR position on returns to Mali - Update I

In many parts of northern Mali, the security situation remains volatile, and risk of reprisal attacks may exist for refugees and IDPs. Social and economic conditions have not yet been restored to pre-conflict levels.

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Yemen + 16 others
Desert Locust Bulletin No. 423 (3 Jan 2014)

General Situation during December 2013
Forecast until mid-February 2014

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Mali + 4 others
Mali: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 30 November 2013)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Yemen + 17 others
Desert Locust Bulletin No. 422 (3 Dec 2013) [EN/AR]

General Situation during November 2013
Forecast until mid-January 2014

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Mali + 4 others
L’école est paralysée dans le nord du Mali, constate une mission conjointe de l’UNESCO et du gouvernement malien

L’occupation des régions du nord du Mali par des groupes armés a eu de graves conséquences sur le système éducatif. Elle s’est traduite par la quasi paralysie du système éducatif dans l’académie de Tombouctou. A Gao et Kidal, la rentrée n’a pu avoir lieu. C’est ce qu’a pu constater une mission conjointe de l’UNESCO et du gouvernement malien qui s’est rendue sur place du 18 au 23 octobre.

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Mali + 11 others
West and Central Africa Humanitarian Bulletin November 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

  • There are currently 283,000 IDPs in Mali, down 15 per cent since July.

  • An Emergency Food Security Assessment conducted in CAR indicates that some 1.1 million people are food insecure and that half of all IDPs in CAR are food insecure.

  • 74 per cent of households in Guinea Bissau reported that the failed cashew campaign was the principal economic shock in the past six months.

  • 10,000 Nigerians have fled violence in northeast Nigeria since the State of Emergency, 80 per cent to Cameroon.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Mali + 4 others
Schools in northern Mali are barely functioning, concludes mission by UNESCO and Government of Mali

The occupation of parts of northern Mali by armed groups earlier this year had an alarming impact on the region’s education system, concluded a mission to the region by UNESCO and the government of Mali, which took place from 18 to 23 October. It found that schools in and around Timbuktu were barely operational, while those in Gao and Kidal had not been able to reopen at all.

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Maghreb/Sahel: les Etats s'engagent à renforcer leur coopération sécuritaire

11/14/2013 16:13 GMT

Par Catherine RAMA et Guillaume KLEIN

RABAT, 14 novembre 2013 (AFP) - Les représentants d'une vingtaine de pays, dont de nombreux ministres, ont décidé jeudi à Rabat de créer un centre de formation pour la sécurité des frontières, et exhorté à davantage de coopération face aux menaces sécuritaires pesant sur le Maghreb et le Sahel.

Agence France-Presse:

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Sahel states seek to boost security against jihadists

11/14/2013 16:32 GMT

by Simon Martelli

RABAT, November 14, 2013 (AFP) - Ministers from countries across the Sahel and Maghreb agreed Thursday to create a border security training centre in a bid to confront Islamist-linked violence plaguing the huge desert region.

Delegates hailed the proposal in the "Rabat Declaration" adopted by 19 countries at a conference in Morocco's capital as an important step towards curbing jihadist unrest in the Sahara, notably in Mali and Libya.

Agence France-Presse:

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Mali + 4 others
Mali Situation Overview October 2013

Key activities

  • Registration of refugees in Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger, consolidation of camps and relocation of refugees in asylum countries
  • Prevent malnutrition
  • Support access to pre-school, primary and secondary education
  • Ensure access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities in camps and urban settings
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Yemen + 11 others
Desert Locust Bulletin No. 421 (4 Nov 2013)

General Situation during October 2013
Forecast until mid-December 2013

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Mali + 4 others
Mali Situation Update n° 21 August & September 2013

This update provides a snapshot of UNHCR and partners’ response to the displacement of Malians in Mali and into Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger. The refugee response is led by UNHCR and is undertaken in coordination with the host governments.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of the end of September, UNHCR and partners are addressing the needs of 169,745 Malian refugees in Algeria, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger. The estimated number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) inside Mali reaches 311,300 according to the Commission of Movements of Populations.

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Wake-Up Call Needed Despite Progress in Mali: Interview with Bert Koenders

“There’s a lot of good news” from Mali, according to Bert Koenders, special representative of the secretary-general and head of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali. “After the occupation of the country and after the coup d' état and all the tension, the Malians have taken the initiative in their own hands,” he said in an interview with the Global Observatory.