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15 Nov 2004 description

General situation as of 15 November 2004

05 Nov 2004 description

Note: The last situation report was dated October 8, 2004.

BACKGROUND

During July and September 2003, favorable climatic conditions resulted in increased locust breeding levels throughout Sahelian West Africa. The density of the swarms increased during October and November in Mauritania, Mali, and Niger, and the locusts became gregarious. With an average life span of four months, each gregarious female can lay up to 200 eggs in its lifetime.

03 Nov 2004 description
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General Situation during October 2004
Forecast until mid-December 2004

02 Nov 2004 description


I. SIGNIFICANT EVENTS
UNOWA convened a conference on 4-5 October to develop integrated conflict prevention and peace building strategies for especially sensitive border areas in West Africa. The conference discussed among other topics the emergence of hidden tensions among host communities, internally-displaced persons, returning migrants and third country nationals living in these areas and possible responses by political and humanitarian actors.

II. POLITICAL AND SECURITY SITUATION

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