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 - Much of the population of West Africa suffers from poverty. Many people who are not officially classified as poor are only slightly above the absolute poverty line. In 2008, agricultural output was lower than anticipated for the second consecutive year. The agricultural livelihoods of many vulnerable households have also been ...read more
19/11/2008
 - Two decades of civil conflict between the Government of the Republic of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army displaced some 1.8 million people and left northern Uganda severely underdeveloped. Poverty and malnutrition are widespread among displaced and host communities alike, compounded by continuing insecurity and the cumulative impacts of drought ...read more
19/11/2008
 - Over the past few years, the Sudan has experienced considerable change. In eastern and Southern Sudan, peace accords have led to greater stability and encouraged the return of millions of IDPs and refugees to their places of origin. In the Greater Darfur region, continued violence and unrest have caused the ...read more
19/11/2008
 - The humanitarian crisis in Somalia continues to escalate at an alarming rate, as confirmed by the Food Security Analysis Unit’s survey completed in August 2008. Increasing civil insecurity has intensified human suffering in terms of killings, violence, human rights abuses and population displacement. The number of Somalis currently in need ...read more
19/11/2008
 - The contested presidential election in December 2007 fueled ethnic tensions throughout Kenya. Riots displaced half a million people and froze economic activity, access to basic services and the delivery of aid within and across national borders. Victimized on the basis of ethnicity or political affiliation, thousands of households lost their ...read more
19/11/2008
 - Iraq is in a phase of fragile transition following several years of crisis. The security situation has improved dramatically, with a 75 percent drop in both violent incidents and civilian casualties since mid-2007. However, as the dust of conflict settles, Iraq’s humanitarian needs remain extensive and acute. Twenty-five years of sanctions ...read more
19/11/2008
 - The resumption of conflict in late-August 2008 in eastern areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo intensified the humanitarian crisis that has affected the region for more than a decade. Approximately 1.35 million people remain displaced in the east and further population movements are foreseen as a result of ...read more
19/11/2008
 - Over the last six years, Côte d’Ivoire has experienced growing instability as a result of a complex socio-political crisis that erupted in 2002. However, following the signing of the Ouagadougou Political Agreement in March 2007, there has been a considerable improvement in the security situation. This has facilitated the voluntary ...read more
19/11/2008
 - The Government of the Republic of Chad has been struggling with endemic poverty and civil unrest for decades. Since 2001, the country has faced a humanitarian crisis resulting from the spillover of the conflict in Darfur, continued insecurity in northern Central African Republic, ongoing friction with opposition armed groups, as ...read more
19/11/2008
 - During 2008, tentative but positive progress was made towards peace in the Central African Republic. Following a national inclusive political dialogue, a global peace accord was signed between the Government and two key militant groups in July. Although one group suspended its participation in the process and there was a new ...read more
19/11/2008