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 - Almost half of the people in Burkina Faso live in extreme poverty and have little access to social services. Nearly one-third of the country is acutely malnourished and child malnutrition rates are among the highest in the world. The combination of climatic shocks, soaring food prices and regional political insecurity ...read more
14/12/2012
 - Afghanistan’s 34-year conflict has worsened over the last five years and the humanitarian crisis continues unabated. Nearly 450 000 people are internally displaced as a result of conflict, which has uprooted three out of four Afghans at least once in their lifetime. Afghanistan faces the largest and most protracted refugee crisis ...read more
14/12/2012
 -  The Food Security Sector was endorsed in the West Bank on 4 November 2012. Endorsement in the Gaza Strip will be sought in the coming week. It integrates Agriculture, Food, and Cash for Work Sectors and oversees humanitarian & development policies and programs in both WB & GS. This initial ...read more
13/12/2012
 - On 14 November 2012 the Israeli Air Force (IAF) launched an airstrike that targeted and killed the acting chief of Hamas’ military wing and one of his associates. This incident was followed by an escalation in violence ending on the 21 November with a declaration of a cease fire after ...read more
10/12/2012
 - On 14 November 2012 the Israeli Air Force (IAF) launched an airstrike that targeted and killed the acting chief of Hamas’ military wing and one of his associates. This incident was followed by an escalation in violence ending on the 21 November with a declaration of a cease fire after ...read more
10/12/2012
 - Humanitarian and emergency operations to support livelihoods, food security and food and livestock production have grown significantly during the past decade to a point in which they represent nearly half of all extra-budgetary resources received in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FAO is committed to being fully ...read more
03/12/2012
 - As the previous ones, the present edition features the most recent developments and trends in the field of agriculture. One of the key themes of this bulletin is food safety, which is one of the necessary conditions of the conventionally acknowledged basic human rights – protection of the human health ...read more
03/12/2012
 - « Ainsi, toujours poussés vers de nouveaux rivages, Dans la nuit éternelle emportés sans retour, Ne pourrons-nous jamais sur l’océan des âges Jeter l’ancre un seul jour ? L’homme n’a point de port, le temps n’a point de rive Il coule, et nous passons» Ainsi déplorait langoureusement Alphonse de LAMARTINE (1790-1869), ...read more
03/12/2012
 - Many major humanitarian crises involving natural disasters or conflict can present significant humanitarian access problems. Barriers can include the absence of: physical access to populations or infrastructures due to geographical, political or conflict reasons adequate security time to consult population in life-threatening situations coherent social structures within displaced populations. In 2011 the ...read more
01/12/2012
 -  Donor funding committed to FAO: The West Bank and Gaza Strip portfolio currently consists of 9 ongoing projects, with a total value of USD 17.6 million, and three projects in the pipeline, valued at USD 9.9 million in total. Main donors include: Belgium, Canada, the European Commission, Italy and Spain, as ...read more
21/11/2012