FAO/GIEWS - Foodcrops and Shortages No.3, October 2004

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AFFECTED COUNTRIES1/

COUNTRIES REQUIRING EXTERNAL FOOD ASSISTANCE (total: 35 countries)

AFRICA (23 countries)

Region/CountryReason for emergency
AngolaReturnees
Burundi*Civil strife, IDPs and returnees
ChadRefugees
Central Afr. Rep.Civil strife
Congo, Dem.Rep.*Civil strife, IDPs and refugees
Congo Rep. ofCivil strife, IDPs
Côte d’IvoireCivil strife, IDPs
Eritrea*Drought, IDPs, returnees
Ethiopia*Drought in parts, IDPs
Guinea*IDPs and refugees
Kenya*Drought in parts
Lesotho*Drought
Liberia*Civil strife, IDPs
MadagascarDrought in southern parts, cyclones
MauritaniaDrought
Malawi*Drought in parts
Sierra Leone*Returnees
Somalia*Civil strife, drought in parts
Sudan*Civil strife, drought in parts
Swaziland*Drought in parts
Tanzania, U.R.Drought in parts, refugees
Uganda*Civil strife, IDPs
Zimbabwe*Adverse weather, economic crisis

ASIA/NEAR EAST (6 countries)

Region/CountryReason for emergency
Afghanistan*Drought and civil strife
BangladeshFloods
Iraq*Recent war, shortage of inputs
Korea, DPR*Economic constraints
Mongolia*Drought and economic constraints
Sri LankaDrought

LATIN AMERICA (5 countries)

Region/CountryReason for emergency
El Salvador*Effects of adverse weather and economic shocks
Guatemala*Effects of adverse weather and economic shocks
HaitiCivil strife, drought, floods
Honduras*Effects of adverse weather and economic shocks
Nicaragua*Effects of adverse weather and economic shocks

EUROPE (1 country)

Region/CountryReason for emergency
Russian Federation
(Chechnya)
Civil strife

COUNTRIES WITH UNFAVOURABLE PROSPECTS FOR CURRENT CROPS

CountryMain contributing factor
AngolaAdverse weather, returnees
BangladeshFloods
Cape VerdeDesert locusts, drought
ChadRefugees
CubaFlooding
Eritrea*Erratic rainfall, input shortages
Ethiopia*Erratic rainfall
Kenya*Erratic rainfall
Lesotho*Drought
Malawi*Drought
MaliDesert locusts
MauritaniaDesert Locusts
Mongolia*Drought
Somalia*Drought, civil strife
Sri LankaDrought
Sudan*Adverse weather, civil strife
Swaziland*Drought
Zimbabwe*Economic crisis

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

Afghanistan

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1/ Both here and in the text, countries with unfavourable prospects for current crop and/or uncovered shortfalls are marked in boldface,and thoseaffected or threatened by successive poor crops or food shortages are marked with an asterisk [*]. Definitions can be found on the Contents page.

Note: The maps on the front cover indicate countries with unfavourable crop prospects and/or those facing food emergencies.

Please note that the country reports – as updated between publication of the print version – are available from the GIEWS website: http://www.fao.org/giews/ in the GIEWS Workstation.


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