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20 Apr 2012 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2011 to 31/12/2011.

In brief
Programme outcome

30 Mar 2012 description

From the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law

Executive Summary

2011 was a transformative year for North Africa, upending many assumptions about the region’s political stability. Regimes that had been ruled by authoritarian governments for decades suddenly erupted in mass protest, leading to the departure of two aging dictators—in Tunisia and Egypt – and on-going civil war in another—Libya. Sudan, for its part, was poised to break apart after the south voted to secede.

19 Jan 2012 description

Human Rights Council
Nineteenth session
Agenda items 2 and 3
Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner
for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the
High Commissioner and the Secretary-General
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development


13 Jan 2012 description


The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Margaret Sekaggya, presents her fourth report to the Human Rights Council, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolutions 7/8 and 16/5.

In chapter II of the report, the Special Rapporteur provides an account of her activities during the reporting year. She draws the attention of Member States to the 234 communications sent under the mandate during the past year. More detailed information on the communications is contained in addendum 2 (A/HRC/19/55/Add.2) to the present report.

04 Jan 2012 description
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General Situation during December 2011
Forecast until mid-February 2012

31 Dec 2011 description

The “IOM MENA 10-month report” looks into IOM’s engagement in assisting migrants and displaced population since the start of the Libyan crisis to the end of 2011. Firstly, it provides an insight into Libya, reporting on the activities, operations and challenges faced in gaining access to the besieged locations and reach to the stranded migrants. Secondly, it analyses IOM’s response and activities in four of the Libya`s neighbouring countries, namely Tunisia, Egypt, Chad and Niger.

30 Dec 2011 description
report InterAction

Contacts: Sue Pleming: 202.552.6561 or 202.341.3814 (Cell) or spleming@interaction.orgTawana Jacobs: 202.552.6534 or 202.297.1696 (Cell) or tjacobs@interaction.org

WASHINGTON (Dec. 30, 2011)—The crackdown in Egypt this week on civil society organizations, including several U.S. groups, is deeply troubling and must stop immediately, said InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international NGOs.

30 Dec 2011 description
report Government of Egypt

The Armed Forces started to distribute urgent relief materials to the flood-ravaged residents of Abu-Simbel Village, Aswan, on Thursday 29/12/2011.

About 10 tons of foodstuffs and commodities along with 2,000 blankets were given out to the residents, said Aswan Governorate Secretary General Mohamed Mostafa.

Some charities and political powers also distributed relief aid to the residents, he said.

The floods emerged after Nasr el-Nouba canal bridge partially collapsed in Aswan on Wednesday.

30 Dec 2011 description
report UN News Service

30 December 2011 – The United Nations human rights office voiced alarm today at reports that the Egyptian military has carried out raids against the offices of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in what would be the first documented incidents of their kind in the country’s recent history.

29 Dec 2011 description

1-Summary on The Return movement:

During 2011, the number of the registered returnees with MODM increased dramatically compared to the same period in 2010. Starting in April onward the number kept increasing and the peak was in August and the number (even though) is less than August but it’s relatively high.

29 Dec 2011 description

About this document

The aim of this document is to provide workshop participants with basic insights into the selected case studies. It has been prepared by the WFP Office for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction with WFP and partner staff in country offices.

Overview of the selected case studies

29 Dec 2011 description

Amnesty International's Philip Luther

Fri, 23/12/2011

Amnesty International called on Egypt’s military rulers to uphold the right to peaceful demonstration as women human rights activists staged more protests today.

Activists took to the streets to denounce violence used by the military against female and opposition protesters in demonstrations over the past week that have left 17 people dead, most of them reportedly from gunfire.

29 Dec 2011 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: 24 Oct. to 29 Dec. 2011.

Appeal target (current): This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 15,145,940 in cash, kind or services to assist 300,000 beneficiaries.

Appeal coverage:

73% based on the revised amount above. While has been a good response from donors and partners in terms of in-kind donations for the current emergency operation, cash support has been limited which discourages flexible and quick responses in highly fluid context.

Appeal history:

27 Dec 2011 description

Summary: CHF 107,672 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 25 January, 2011 to support the Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC) in delivering assistance to some 10,000 beneficiaries, or to replenish disaster preparedness stocks.

27 Dec 2011 description
report African Union

The Elections Year in Africa has come to a close with the Parliamentary Elections which took place in Gabon on the 17 December 2011. In total, 28 elections were organised on the Continent. What a record! This is a sign that democracy is gaining grounds, against all odds, in a Continent where recourse to inclusive electoral systems has become the norm and the instrument for democratic governance.

22 Dec 2011 description
report African Union

L’année électorale en Afrique est arrivée à son terme avec les élections législatives en République Gabonaise qui se sont déroulées le 17 décembre 2011. Au total, 28 élections ont été organisées sur le continent. Un record ! C’est le signe que la démocratie y est toujours en marche… contre vents et marées dans un continent où le recours aux consultations électorales est devenu la règle et l’instrument de la gouvernance démocratique.

22 Dec 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund

CAIRO, 22 December 2011 – “UNICEF calls on the Egyptian authorities, the security forces and other parties involved in demonstrations and violence in Cairo to protect children.

“Too often children are caught in the spiraling violence. Reports and first-hand testimony by children paint a graphic picture of how the latest confrontations affect them. In the last six days, the numbers of killed, injured and detained children have reached alarming levels.