06 Dec 2012 description
World + 42 othersGlobal emergency overview highlights magnitude 5.6 earthquake in Iran, Typhoon Bopha
An earthquake with magnitude 5.6 has hit South Khorasan province in Iran, killing at least eight people and injuring 12. As of 6 December, no further information available
03 Dec 2012 description
World + 42 othersGlobal emergency overview highlights Storm Bopha heading for the Philippines, severe rains in Panama
The Global Overview is a weekly update that provides a snapshot of current humanitarian priorities and recent events. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.
05 Nov 2012 description
World + 47 othersGlobal Emergency Overview highlights damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, Cyclone Nilam and Typhoon Son-Tinh
Despite a four-day truce which was supposed to come into effect on Friday 26 October, fighting has continued to escalate in Damascus province, Aleppo, Idlib, Daara and Deir Ezzor in Syria manifested by a new wave of airstrikes by the Syrian forces and attacks by the rebels on strategic army...
29 Oct 2012 description
World + 41 othersGlobal emergency overview highlights violence in Myanmar and Syria, flooding in Cameroon and Chad
This week, renewed violence between Arakan Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims took place in Rahkin state in Myanmar, affecting an estimated 28,000 people. Sectarian violence between the two communities in June already left more than 75,000 people displaced. Despite a four-day truce that was supposed to...
22 Oct 2012 description
World + 39 othersGlobal emergency overview highlights crises in Syria and Sudan, flooding in Nigeria and drought in Sri Lanka
This week, armed violence continued to escalate in Syria with heavy fighting occurring in Homs, Daraa, Deir Ezzor, Idlib, Latakia, Aleppo and Damascus. The Government has been accused of using cluster munitions in populated areas. There is an increasing risk of regional spill over, the most recent...
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