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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot, 12 - 19 November 2012


Gaza has been under attack since Wednesday, when Israel launched a military offensive with the declared goal of deterring fighters in the Palestinian enclave from launching rockets into its territory. 84 Palestinians have reportedly been killed. Violence erupted in the eastern provinces of DRC, following a months-long calm, with the rebel group M23 advancing on the regional capital of Goma. Heavy fighting between rebels and the military continues to rage nationwide in Syria, primarily in Idlib, Deir al-Zor, Damascus and Aleppo governorates.

A new outbreak of Ebola has been reported in Central Uganda, with four cases of which three fatal. In Sudan, Central and South Darfur regions are suffering from a yellow fever outbreak with 374 suspected cases and a case fatality rate of 29%.

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