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18 Feb 2013 description

In Syria, insurgents heightened their offensive to capture airports and air bases in Aleppo, leading to intense fighting across the province. In eastern Syria, rebels captured the town al-Shaddadeh after three days of fighting that left 130 people dead and forced some 40,000 people to flee the town. The number of Syrian refugees continued to rise, amounting to a total of 830,675, an increase of around 38,500 newly registered refugees or individuals awaiting registration in a week.

01 Aug 2012 description
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M'BERA, 1 août 2012 (IRIN) - Le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) affirme que « les fonds sont lamentablement insuffisants » pour aider les Maliens qui, fuyant les combats, ont passé la frontière et ont trouvé refuge dans le camp de M'bera en Mauritanie ou dans d'autres pays voisins.

29 Jul 2012 description
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M'BERA, 30 July 2012 (IRIN) - The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says it is "woefully underfunded" to help Malians fleeing fighting who have sought refuge across the border in Mauritania's M'bera camp, and other neighbouring countries.

03 Jul 2012 description
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Special Humanitarian Bulletin - Sahel Food Security and Nutrition Crisis #2


  • Locust infestations are threatening crops in the Sahel, with swarms observed in northern Mali, Niger and Chad.

  • The risk of cholera outbreaks is growing with the arrival of the rainy season, against the backdrop of a poorly funded WASH sector. An epidemic is ongoing in Niger and requires urgent support.

  • Early forecasts for the 2012 rainy season suggest that rains will arrive late and be below average in the western Sahel. Other areas could see normal precipitation.