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30 Sep 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents

Africa

Burundi

13 September 2017: In Bujumbura, six armed men broke into the compound of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and assaulted a security guard.

Source: Iwacu English News

Cameroon

02 Oct 2014 description

The U.S. expanded its aerial campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in late September with strikes in Syria’s north and east. The operation, which targets both IS and fighters linked to al-Qaeda’s central leadership and the affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, risks alienating other rebel groups in Syria and strengthening support for IS.

31 Jan 2014 description
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Quarterly Update

Towards the end of the fourth quarter, CERF and its humanitarian partners were challenged by a series of large, complex crises, including three system-wide level-three (L3) emergencies. These crises, in countries including the Central African Republic (CAR), the Philippines, Syria and Yemen, have affected 35 million people who urgently needed emergency relief, protection and basic services. CERF was there to provide a lifeline.

24 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

General Assembly
Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination

28 Apr 2009 description

Foreword

WFP is deeply concerned that the scourge of hunger and malnutrition is on the increase across the developing world, with now over a billion hungry people on the planet. The global economic downturn is exacerbating the impact of the food crisis and increasing food insecurity for the world's most vulnerable people, reversing progress toward the Millennium Development Goals.

16 Mar 2009 description

General Context

The social and political situation in Madagascar is of high concern after the resignation of the President Marc Ravalomanana. The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is still challenging the humanitarian community.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

Angola: There has been severe flooding in the Cunene province in the past week with heavy rains expected for the rest of the month. 22,000 people to date are reported displaced and 160,000 directly affected.

16 Mar 2009 description

Contexte général

La situation socio politique à Madagascer est très préoccupante après la démission du Président Marc Ravalomanana. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe continue de défier la communauté humanitaire.

Situation dans les pays

Crises Aiguës

Angola : Il y a eu des inondations très sévères dans la province de Cunene ces deux dernières semaines et de fortes pluies sont encore attendues le reste du mois. A ce jour, 22 000 personnes ont été déplacées et 160 000 directement touchées.

09 Mar 2009 description

General Context

The social and political situation of Guinea Bissau following the assassinations of the President and Head of Army is back to normal. The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe and the aftermath of the car accident involving the PM's car are challenges to the humanitarian community. Political crisis in Madagascar has taken a new dimension with opposition leader going into hiding.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- CAR: Security situation in the North is still worsening.

09 Mar 2009 description

Contexte général

La situation socio politique en Guinée Bissau suite aux assassinats du Président et du Chef de l'Armée est de retour à la normale. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe et les conséquences éventuelles de l'accident de voiture du Premier Ministre constituent des défis pour la communauté Humanitaire.

02 Mar 2009 description

Contexte général

La situation socio politique en Guinée Bissau est très préoccupante suite à l'assasinat du President et du Chef de l'armée. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe continue d'être un défi pour la communauté humanitaire. La situation sécuritaire dans le nord de la RCA est toujours très préoccupante.

Situation dans les pays

Crises aiguës

- Ethiopie: Augmentation du nombre des demandeurs d'asile qui continuent d'entrer dans la région de Somali en Ethiopie.

14 Jan 2009 description
report UN Security Council


SC/9572

Security Council
2008 Round-up

Although seized of new crises in Kenya, Georgia and the Horn of Africa, the bulk of the Security Council's work in 2008 involved pushing forward numerous initiatives it had authorized in the previous year concerning existing crises, including the deployment of innovative peacekeeping arrangements in the Sudan and the implementation of hopeful accords in the Middle East and various African conflict situations.

14 Jan 2009 description
report UN Security Council


CS/9572

Aperçu des travaux du
Conseil de sécurité en 2008

Le Conseil de sécurité a connu en 2008 une activité toujours aussi soutenue, largement dominée, une nouvelle fois, par les questions africaines et le Moyen-Orient.

29 Sep 2008 description

General Context

The crisis situations in our region have not changed. Political crises leading to insecurity, displacement of populations in some countries, diseases outbreaks or natural disasters in some others. WHO continue to provide technical support in many countries in crisis.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

29 Sep 2008 description

Contexte général

Les situations de crise dans notre région n'ont pas changé. Des crises politiques conduisant à l'insécurité, aux déplacements des populations dans certains pays, de même que des épidémies dans d'autres sont toujours de mise. L'OMS contibue d'apporter un appui technique aux pays en crises.

22 Sep 2008 description

Contexte général

Notre région continue de faire face aux crises politiques menant à l'insécurité, aux déplacements des populations. Les combats continuent dans l'Est de la RDC pendant qu'au Zimbabwe, les pourparlers pour le partage du pouvoir se sont subitement arrêtés. . Plusieurs pays font face à des épidémies et à la malnutrition consécutive à la crise alimentaire.

22 Sep 2008 description

General Context

Our region continues to face political crises leading to insecurity, displacement of populations. The fighting continues to the Eastern DRC while in Zimbabwe the power sharing talk has ended abruptly. Many countries face disease outbreaks and malnutrition following food crisis. WHO is providing technical support in many countries in crisis.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- CAR: Security situation tenser in the North-West. Clashes were reported between the National Army (FACA) and the rebels of ARPD (Popular Army for the Restoration of Democracy).

25 Jul 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

20 Jul 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.