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23 Jul 2013 description

Highlights

  • Over 50 peace operations have been deployed to 18 African countries since 2000.

  • “Partnership peacekeeping,” which involves collaboration between various multilateral and bilateral actors and institutions, has become increasingly common.

  • Force generation efforts should focus on deploying the capabilities needed to realize mission objectives and not solely on numbers of peacekeepers.

16 Jul 2013 description

Des populations de Criquet pèlerin sont en cours de déplacement de leurs zones de reproduction printanière vers celles d’été. Suite à une bonne reproduction printanière, on s’attend à ce que les effectifs acridiens initiaux soient plus élevés au début de cet été comparés aux années précédentes. Il est donc important que les prospections commencent dans les zones de reproduction estivale et continuent de façon régulière pour suivre la situation.

10 Jul 2013 description

Risk of mass killing rises in African countries following foreign military intervention – 2013 Peoples under Threat global survey

Eight most at risk states out of top ten subject to recent or prolonged foreign military interventions

10 July 2013

09 Jul 2013 description

Key messages

  • air services are a lifeline for millions of vulnerable people in humanitarian crisis where quick and safe access is critical to save lives;

  • Due to lack of reliable infrastructure, access to many crises is difficult and often altogether impossible. Therefore humanitarian air services are often the only way to get access to remote places and reach people in need;

  • On top of transporting humanitarian supplies and workers, humanitarian air services perform medical and security evacuations;

08 Jul 2013 description
report The Guardian

The testimony of a woman who was sexually tortured under the Gaddafi regime is proving a catalyst for political change in Libya

When Hussein was searching desperately for his son in the last days of the 2011 revolution that toppled Libya's dictator, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, he was told of a villa in Tripoli. He and other anti-government fighters went there on 20 August.

Read the full report on the Guardian.

05 Jul 2013 description
report UN Security Council

Summary

The present report on measuring the effectiveness of the support provided by the United Nations system for the promotion of the rule of law in conflict and postconflict situations is submitted in response to the request of the Security Council contained in S/PRST/2012/1.

05 Jul 2013 description

ROME, Italy, July 5 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said on Friday that an estimated 8,400 migrants and asylum-seekers landed on the coasts of Italy and Malta in the first six months of this year. The majority arrived in Italy (7,800), while Malta received around 600 migrants and asylum-seekers.

"Those making this journey mostly departed from North Africa, principally Libya – around 6,700 people. The remaining 1,700 crossed from Greece and Turkey, landing in southern Italy's Apulia and Calabria regions," a UNHCR spokesman said.

02 Jul 2013 description

The Syrian conflict continued to morph into a full-blown regional sectarian struggle (see our new report). President Bashar Assad’s forces recaptured the town of Qusayr near the Lebanese border with the backing of Hizbollah fighters, whose open support for the regime is mobilising Sunnis across the region. An unprecedented conference in Cairo brought together some of the most prominent, and usually divided, Sunni religious opinion leaders in a joint appeal for jihad against the regime. Their call was endorsed by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.