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20 Aug 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 31 July — 13 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

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04 Jan 2012 description
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Egypt + 10 others
The year that was
report IRIN

DUBAI, 4 January 2012 (IRIN) - When hundreds of thousands of people across the Arab world poured into the streets in 2011 to demand freedom from dictatorship, they set in motion a series of events which not only created humanitarian needs in countries that were otherwise relatively stable, but also exacerbated existing humanitarian and developmental challenges.

10 Dec 2011 description
report Voice of America

Edward Yeranian | Cairo

At Cairo's posh Gazeera Club, workers leave the showers running as they sit nearby drinking tea and chatting. Large quantities of water pour down the drain as water pipes around the city and its suburbs run dry.

For inhabitants of Cairo’s poor neighborhoods, water only infrequently arrives via government pipes. In order to cook and stay hydrated, says resident Hossam Abdel Razaq, housewives trek to a local water dealer and buy the precious liquid for 25 cents. When water does briefly flow, he adds, kids run to the faucets to drink.

01 Mar 2011 description

A major shake up of Britain's aid programme which will provide 50 million people with the means to help work their way out of poverty was announced today by International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell.

The new strategy will:

- stop 250,000 newborn babies dying needlessly

- save the lives of 50,000 women in pregnancy and childbirth

- secure schooling for 11 million children - more than we educate in the UK but at 2.5% of the cost

- provide access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation to more people than there are in Scotland, Wales and Northern …

31 Oct 2007 description

Summary

- 416 Sudanese refugees return to Southern Sudan, the highest return in the past seven weeks

- Jonglei state MoH reports outbreak of 7 cases of measles.