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15 Jan 2014 description

Polio this week

The data table below is as of 15 January 2014

In Syria, polio vaccination campaigns continue despite challenges. According to preliminary results more than 2 million children were immunized against polio across Syria last week during a third round of vaccination in response to a polio outbreak in the country. For more, please click here.

28 Nov 2013 description
  • In Syria, four new wild polio virus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported in the past week. New cases in Aleppo and Douma (rural Damascus) indicate that polio is spreading within the country and reaffirm the urgent need to vaccinate all children in Syria, regardless of who controls the area where they are.

  • In Kenya, the government declared polio a public health emergency on 22 November and directed the Ministry of Health to fast-track the immunization activities and to ensure the entire country is covered.

06 Nov 2013 description
  • Following confirmation of polio in Syria, health ministers of the Eastern Mediterranean declared the circulation of poliovirus in the Region an ‘emergency’ for all Member States at its Regional Committee meeting in Oman last week.
18 Dec 2012 description

18/12/2012 - The European Union, the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, announced today the details of the projects funded by the award money. Four humanitarian projects, reaching out to 23,000 children worldwide, were selected.

16 Nov 2012 description

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Wednesday announced a joint programme with Qatar's Royal Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser to provide quality education for 172,000 refugees and other forcibly displaced children in 12 countries.

05 Oct 2012 description

Press Briefing Notes Friday 5th October 2012 Spokesperson: Jean-Philippe Chauzy

The Swiss Federal Office for Migration (FOM) has contributed US$ 300,000 towards IOM's evacuation operations of most vulnerable migrant workers caught up in the Syrian crisis.

04 Oct 2012 description

Suisse - L’Office fédéral suisse des migrations (ODM) a fait don de 300 000 dollars pour financer les opérations d’évacuation des travailleurs migrants les plus vulnérables pris dans la crise syrienne. L’OIM utilisera les fonds pour évacuer jusqu’à 250 ressortissants de pays tiers extrêmement vulnérables. Il s’agit notamment de mineurs, de personnes âgées, de femmes enceintes, de personnes détenues en raison de leur statut irrégulier, de cas médicaux et de ressortissants de pays qui n’ont aucune représentation diplomatique en Syrie.

03 Oct 2012 description
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DSG/SM/643

Following is a transcript of UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s press conference held in New York, 2 October:

01 Oct 2012 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

Sixty-second session

Geneva, 1-5 October 2012

A. Situational analysis including new developments

17 Sep 2012 description
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CERF Syrian Crisis
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CERF Total Funding to Syrian Crisis 2012

Good afternoon and welcome to our Member States briefing on CERF for 2012.

I want to give you an overview of how CERF has been used this year. I will also focus on some of the lessons learned from our country reviews and I will brief you on progress with the management response plan that was developed in response to the Five-Year Evaluation.

31 Aug 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 14 August — 27 August, 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 1 - The Syrian Refugee Crisis

North Africa 2

Northeast Africa 4

Horn of Africa 6

Middle East 8

25 May 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 15 May — 21 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: Al Qaeda in Syria-A Shift in the Conflict?

By Linda Lavender

05 May 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 24 April —30 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.

26 Apr 2012 description

Inside this issue:

In Focus: "Syria's Fragile Peace" (pg 1&10)
Horn of Africa (pg 2-3)
North Africa (pg 4-5)
Northeast Africa (pg 6-7)
Syria (pg 8-9)

23 Mar 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 13 March—19 March, 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

In Focus: Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

16 Mar 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 06 March—12 March, 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:

02 May 2009 description

The world's dry areas - which cover 41% of the earth's land area, and are home to a quarter of global population - will be facing the brunt of Climate Change.