FAO/GIEWS - Foodcrops and Shortages No.3, August 2003

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AFFECTED COUNTRIES1/

COUNTRIES REQUIRING EXCEPTIONAL EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE (Total: 38 countries)

AFRICA (23 countries)

Region/CountryReason for Emergency
AngolaReturnees
Burundi*Civil strife, IDPs
Cape VerdeDrought
Central Afr. Rep.Civil strife, IDPs
Congo, Dem.Rep.*Civil strife, IDPs and refugees
Congo Rep. ofCivil strife, IDPs
Côte d’IvoireCivil strife, IDPs
EritreaDrought,IDPs, returnees
EthiopiaDrought, IDPs
Guinea*IDPs and refugees
KenyaDrought in parts
LesothoAdverse weather in parts
Liberia*Civil strife, IDPs
MadagascarDrought in southern parts
MauritaniaDrought
MozambiqueDrought in southern parts
Sierra Leone*Civil strife, IDPs
SomaliaCivil strife, drought in parts
SudanCivil strife, drought in parts
SwazilandDrought in parts
TanzaniaDrought in parts, refugees
UgandaCivil strife, IDPs, drought in parts
Zimbabwe*Drought, economic disruption

ASIA (8 countries)

Region/CountryReason for Emergency
Armenia*Effects of recent droughts and economic structural problems.
Afghanistan*Effects of recent drought and war
Georgia*Structural problems and input shortages
Iraq*Recent war, shortage of inputs, effects of recent drought
Korea, DPR*Economic constraints
Mongolia*Harsh winters, flooding
Tajikistan*Effects of recent drought
Timor-LesteDrought, flooding

LATIN AMERICA (5 countries)

Region/CountryReason for Emergency
El SalvadorEffects of adverse weather and economic shocks
GuatemalaEffects of adverse weather and economic shocks
HaitiDrought
HondurasEffects of adverse weather and economic shocks
NicaraguaEffects of adverse weather and economic shocks

EUROPE (2 countries)

Region/CountryReason for Emergency
Russian Federation (Chechnya)Civil strife
Serbia & MontenegroRefugees

COUNTRIES WITH UNFAVOURABLE PROSPECTS FOR CURRENT CROPS

CountryMain contributory factorCountryMain contributory factor
ArmeniaFrost, droughtMoldovaDrought and frost
BulgariaDrought and heat waveMongolia*Floods
China (8 southern Provinces)Drought and floods PhilippinesTyphoon Imbudo
Cape VerdeDelayed rainsRomaniaDrought and heat wave
Central Afr. Rep.Civil strifeSenegalDry weather in the north
Côte d’IvoireCivil strife, dry weatherSierra Leone*Dry weather
Czech RepublicDrought and heat waveSlovak RepublicDrought and heat wave
EcuadorAdverse weatherTanzaniaDry weather
GhanaDry weather
Guinea*Dry weatherThe FYR of Macedonia Adverse weather
Guinea BissauGrasshopper attacks
HungaryDrought and heat waveUkraineFrost and drought
Liberia*Civil strife, dry weather
MauritaniaDry weatherVenezuelaLack of inputs and inadequate water availability

PURCHASE AND DISTRIBUTION OF LOCALIZED OR EXPORTABLE SURPLUSES REQUIRING EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE:

Afghanistan, Russian Federation (Chechnya)

1/ Both here and in the text, countries with unfavourable prospects for current crop and/or uncovered shortfalls are marked in bold and thoseaffected or threatened by successive poor crops or food shortages are marked with an asterisk (*). Definitions can be found on the Contents page. This updates information on food emergencies in the June issue of "Food Outlook".


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