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28 Feb 2013 description

TRIPOLI, 27 February 2013 (IRIN) - In Libya your eyes receive constant reminders of the Arab Spring and the violent end to Col Gaddafi’s 42-year rule - from the bullet holes at the airport, posters of revolutionary martyrs, to the thousands of national flags on buildings.

The graffiti shows a flowering - at least in some quarters - of a new national pride, with statements like “We’re proud to be Libyan.” But the conflict has also given rise to strong expectations that reconstruction and rebirth will quickly improve the lives of ordinary people.

22 Feb 2013 description

Key messages

• The most vulnerable households in the Sahel are facing a triple crisis: an ongoing food and nutrition crisis; an erosion of their resilience due to recurrent stresses and chronic food insecurity; and region-wide ramifications of the Mali conflict.

• Despite good harvests across the region in late 2012, food prices remain high, malnutrition among children has not decreased, and many families are more than ever indebted or impoverished after four consecutive food crises.

21 Feb 2013 description

Au sommaire

  • CAP Niger: 345 millions de dollars requis pour 2013
  • WASH: UNICEF renforcera l’assistance à Diffa
  • Relèvement: nouveau programme d’aide aux retournés de la Libye
13 Feb 2013 description
report The New York Times

PARIS — Nearly two years after a revolt that ousted and killed the Libyan leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, Libya’s weak government is struggling to control its borders, stop the smuggling of weapons and manage regional militias that have refused to disarm, according to the conclusions of an international meeting on Libyan security here on Tuesday.

Read the full story on the New York Times.

12 Feb 2013 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Wheat import needs estimated around average levels

  • Libya’s economy has began recovering from the effects of the civil war