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28 Sep 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 18 - 24 September, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

Sahel Food Crisis 1

North Africa 2

Northeast Africa 4

Horn of Africa 6

03 Aug 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 24 July — 30 July, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

In Focus

North Africa

Northeast Africa

Horn of Africa

Middle East

08 Jun 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 22 May — 04 June, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

HoA: Land & Sea

North Africa

Northeast Africa

Syria

18 May 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 08 May - 14 May, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

In Focus:

HoA: Land & Sea

North Africa

Northeast Africa

Syria

20 Apr 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 03 - 16 April, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

Inside this issue

In Focus

HoA: Land & Sea

North Africa

Northeast Africa

Syria

15 Oct 2009 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 15 October 2009 (IRIN) - Forty years after African leaders adopted the 1969 Refugee Convention under the auspices of the Organization of African Unity, now the African Union, the continent's leaders are due to endorse a convention on internally displaced people.

The African Convention on the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa is the main agenda for the heads of state summit on refugees, returnees and IDPs in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, from 19-23 October.

"It will be the first legally binding international instrument on IDPs with a …

02 Sep 2009 description

Kigali, 2 September 2009 -- The World Health Organization has proposed measures for strengthening the capacity of Member States in the African Region for outbreak preparedness and response in the context of the current global Pandemic H1N1 2009.

The proposals are contained in a report presented by the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Luis Sambo, to the WHO Regional Committee for Africa taking place in Kigali, Rwanda.

Among the measures suggested by Dr Sambo are mitigating the potential impact of the pandemic on populations and health systems; raising awareness of health issues …

24 Aug 2009 description
  • Africa seeks unity ahead of Copenhagen talks

    - Climate change seen hitting poor nations hardest

    By Tsegaye Tadesse

    ADDIS ABABA, Aug 24 (Reuters) - African leaders will ask rich nations for $67 billion per year from 2020 to cushion the impact of global warming on the world's poorest continent, according to a draft resolution seen by Reuters on Monday.

    Environment and agriculture ministers from several nations are meeting at African Union (AU) headquarters in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to try to agree a common stance before a U.N.

21 Jul 2009 description
report UN News Service

Près de 5 milliards de dollars sont encore nécessaires pour faire face cette année aux crises humanitaires les plus graves à travers le monde, a indiqué mardi le Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA), qui se félicite toutefois que 49% des fonds requis aient déjà été reçus.

Le total réclamé par les agences des Nations Unies, l'Organisation internationale pour les migrations et près de 500 organisations non-gouvernementales pour l'année 2009 s'élève désormais à 9,5 milliards de dollars, rappelle l'OCHA.

21 Jul 2009 description

(New York/Geneva, 21 July 2009): Six and a half months into 2009, United Nations agencies, the International Organisation for Migration, and nearly 500 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) still require $4.8 billion to respond to the world's most severe crises through this year's Consolidated and Flash Appeals.

06 May 2009 description

Meeting of the Committee of Experts of the 2nd Joint Annual Meetings of the AU Conference of Ministers of Economy and Finance and ECA Conference of Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

Cairo, Egypt

01 Aug 2008 description

The current Desert Locust situation is calm in all countries in Africa and southwest Asia. Low numbers of solitarious adults are present in the summer breeding areas in the northern Sahel between Mauritania and the Nile Valley in Sudan. Due to insecurity, ground surveys can only be carried out in Mauritania and parts of Sudan.

28 Dec 2005 description


Weekly Introduction
Update of Seasonal Outlooks at Four-Months Lead: April – June 2006

Northern Horn of Africa

Climatology is expected across most of the region, except locally over northwestern and southwestern Sudan, where there is a slight tilt in the odds favoring below normal rainfall. There is a slight tilt in the odds favoring above normal rainfall locally over eastern Ethiopia, northern Somalia, and portions of Djibouti. Climatology is expected elsewhere.

Gulf of Guinea

14 Dec 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:
Update of El Niño:

Synopsis: ENSO-neutral or weak La Niña conditions are likely during the next 6-9 months.

23 Nov 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Update of Seasonal Outlooks at One Month Lead:

December 2005 – February 2006 Forecasts for Southern Africa:

09 Nov 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:

Final Update of the African Intertropical Convergence Zone: