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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot, 4 - 11 March 2013


On 6 March at least 27 people were killed in a standoff between approximately 200 members of the Royal Sulu Army, an armed Islamic group from the southern Philippines who have occupied the Sabah region in Malaysia since 9 February, and the Government of Malaysia.

In Syria, intense fighting was reported in Raqqa, Homs and Quneitra. The number of Syrian refugees continued to rise, amounting to a total of 1,086,975 as of 11 March.

Intense fighting persisted over the last week in the Adrar des Ifoghas mountains in northern Mali, where rebels have regrouped. Meanwhile, rebels continue to undertake reprisal and guerilla attacks in liberated towns of northern Mali, in particular Gao and Kidal.

In Central African Republic, an armed faction of the Seleka rebel coalition attacked the northern town of Sido in an apparent breach of the recent peace accord. The security situation is worrying and 1,100,000 people are estimated to be affected by the current crisis in the Seleka-controlled areas.

Clashes between FARDC and the APCLS rebel group escalated on February 27 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The renewed conflict in North Kivu Province, with clashes in Kitchanga in the Masisi Territory has displaced an estimated 75,000 people according to IOM.

Floods in Bolivia have affected 107,500 people as of 4 March.

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