|Unfavourable prospects for current crops||Food supply shortfall in current marketing year requiring exceptional assistance||Unfavourable crop prospects and food supply shortfall|
ASIA: A serious food supply situation has developed in Mongolia after the worst winter weather in 30 years killed large numbers of livestock which are vital for food security. An FAO/WFP Crop and Food Supply Assessment Mission has just returned from East Timor where food problems are likely to ease with the upcoming harvest of main crops. The food supply situation remains precarious in DPR Korea. Prolonged drought has seriously affected crops in Afghanistan and Iraq. In the CIS, economically vulnerable populations in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Tajikistan continue to need food aid.