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31 Dec 2006 description

Note: Map production date estimated.

27 Dec 2006 description
report UN News Service

Faced with Ethiopia's refusal to implement the binding decisions of a Boundary Commission and Eritrea's imposition of "harsh, humiliating impediments," Secretary-General Kofi Annan is proposing a major reduction in the United Nations mission monitoring the ceasefire that ended the border war between the two countries six years ago.

Four options contained in Mr. Annan's latest report to the Security Council on the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) range from cutting its …

27 Dec 2006 description

Weekly Introduction:

Tropical Cyclone Bondo

Tropical Cyclone Bondo developed into a very powerful storm in the southwestern Indian Ocean. The storm intensity peaked at 110 knots before starting to weaken. By the time Bondo made landfall, it had been down graded to a tropical storm with winds at about 60 knots. Bondo developed on December 18th near Diego Garcia and dissipated on December 26th in the Mozambique Channel.

25 Dec 2006 description

Dec 25 (Reuters) - Ethiopian warplanes attacked two Islamist-held airfields in Somalia on Monday, witnesses said, wounding at least one person and further escalating a conflict that threatens to engulf the Horn of Africa in war. Here are some details about the region.

WHAT IS THE HORN OF AFRICA?

-The horn is a peninsula of East Africa that juts into the Arabian Sea.

-The term also refers to the greater region containing the countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. It covers approximately 2 million sq km (770,000 sq mile). The population is about 86.5 million.

20 Dec 2006 description

Greater Horn of Africa Outlook

The four month lead in the Greater Horn shows a slight tilt in the odds towards above normal precipitation in northern Somalia and nearby portions of Djibouti and Ethiopia.

19 Dec 2006 description

Weeks of heavy rains have caused extensive flooding in central and southern Somalia and neighbouring Kenya and Ethiopia . More than 100 people have died and up to 2 million people are affected across the three countries. Severe food insecurity caused by a prolonged drought throughout the region is affecting up to 8.5 million people.

15 Dec 2006 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 8 of Security Council resolution 1710 (2006) of 29 September 2006, in which the Council expressed its intention to review progress towards demarcation of the border between Eritrea and Ethiopia and requested me to present updated options for possible changes to the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE).

II. Recent developments in the Temporary Security Zone and adjacent areas

2.

13 Dec 2006 description


Weekly Introduction:

Positive ENSO conditions and the Indian Ocean Dipole remain in place

Although there has been a slight amount of cooling in the eastern tropical Pacific, sea surface temperatures remain well above normal across most of the basin. Positive ENSO conditions (or El Nino conditions) are expected to remain in place through the end of the southern Africa growing season.

08 Dec 2006 description

Updates

Operations

The Route Clearance (RCT) Team of the UNMEE MACC deployed to Sector Center, conducted road clearance operations in the Tserona area. The Integrated Demining Capacity (IDC) teams also contiuned to work in Egri Meakel minefield in the Tserona area, within the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ).

08 Dec 2006 description

MILITARY

General Overview

The military situation in the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) and Adjacent Areas is volatile and tense, in the wake of Eritrean forces entering the TSZ in Sector West since 16 October 2006.

01 Dec 2006 description

Updates

Operations

The Route Clearance Team (RCT) of the MACC con-tinued to verify mine threats on roads, riverbeds, verges of roads and minefields in Sector Center. The Integrated Demining Capacity (IDC) teams also de-ployed to Egri Mekel minefield in the Tserona area, Sector Center, within the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ). The teams cleared an area of 26,065 m² and 20.1 kms of road in the area.

30 Nov 2006 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The global cereal supply and demand situation has further tightened, with a downward revision of the 2006 world cereal production forecast and a projected increase in cereal utilization in 2006/07. At current forecast levels, the utilization would exceed production by 3.3 percent in 2006/07.

30 Nov 2006 description

OVERVIEW FOR DECEMBER

The Qatar presidency in December will be a challenging one. December is a short month because Council members usually strive to finish their work by Christmas. However, there are a near record-high number of issues on the December calendar.

30 Nov 2006 description

Editorial

After the crisis of the first half of this year, starting with the long rains in July, and now, since late October, because of the short rains, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia have been experiencing heavy downpours that deepen the humanitarian crisis facing the same communities already affected by the drought. Records and forecasts covering October to December 2006(1) show rainfalls above the normal.

29 Nov 2006 description

The Global Appeal 2007

Introduction

UNHCR's Global Appeal is published yearly to alert governmental and private sector donors, Executive Committee (ExCom) members and Standing Committee observers, Governments and their Permanent Missions in Geneva, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, regional organizations and other institutions and interested individuals to the plight of millions of refugees and others of concern to UNHCR.

27 Nov 2006 description

Nairobi/Brussels, 27 November 2006: The draft resolution the U.S. intends to present to the UN Security Council on 29 November could trigger all-out war in Somalia and destabilise the entire Horn of Africa region by escalating the proxy conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea to dangerous new levels.

24 Nov 2006 description

Updates

Operations

The Route Clearance (RCT) Team of the UNMEE MACC deployed to Sector Center, conducted road clearance operations in the Tserona area. The Integrated Demining Capacity (IDC) teams also deployed to Egri Mekel minefield in the Tserona area, within the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ). The teams cleared an area of 66,256 m² and 64.5 kms of road in the area, respectively.

The Field Operations Associate together with MRE Team One deployed to Adi Hakin and Shilalo areas, in Sector Center to confirm reports of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO).

24 Nov 2006 description

POLITICAL

On 20 November 2006, the Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Azouz Ennifar, attended a meeting of the Ethiopia Eritrea Boundary Commission (EEBC) at The Hague.

On 17 November 2006, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Lebohang Moleko, met with China's Ambassador to Eritrea, Mr. Shu Zhan, who briefed him on the recent China/Africa Summit. They also discussed matters pertaining to the peace process.