Global emergency overview snapshot - 4-11 February 2013
In Syria, opposition forces launched a coordinated offensive in the capital Damascus for two consecutive days on 6 February. Heavy fighting was also reported in Deir Al-Zor, Daraya, Aleppo and Homs. The number of Syrian refugees continued to rise over the past week, amounting to a total of 792,118, an increase of around 59,000 newly registered refugees or individuals awaiting registration compared to last week.
In Mali, suicide attacks and fighting were reported from the city of Gao over the last three days. Military progress in the centre and north of Mali has improved humanitarian access, although conditions remain unstable.
213,000 people are affected by floods in Mozambique. In addition, a cholera outbreak was confirmed in the north of the country.
On 6 February an 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Santa Cruz Islands in the southeast Solomon Islands archipelago. According to Government reports, 13 people were killed and around 6,000 affected.
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck southern Colombia on 9 February, injuring 15 people, destroying 100 houses and damaging some 2,000 houses, according to authorities. No information is currently available on the number of people affected.
40,000 people are affected by heavy rains and floods in Bolivia.