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 - In November 2010, Côte d’Ivoire held presidential elections – a long awaited democratic step anticipated by political forces - since the war in 2002. The Independent Electoral Commission (CEI) and the international community accepted the results in December 2010, but violence spiraled, including in the border region with Liberia. This ...read more
14/03/2013
 - The Technical Cooperation project “Improving Nutrition and Food Security in the most vulnerable communities of Gedo, Bay and Bakool Regions” was formulated as an emergency response to the poor nutrition and food security situation in Somalia in 2002. The objective of the project was to improve the nutritional status of ...read more
13/03/2013
 - In response to the needs of the populations affected by the floods in Cambodia in August 2011, FAO and its partner Cambodia Organization for Women Support (COWS) designed an intervention aimed at ensuring food and nutrition security and allow flood-affected communities to re-establish their previous livelihoods. The project entitled “Emergency agricultural ...read more
13/03/2013
 -  Despite good agricultural production in 2012 and good conditions for pastoralists, the situation in the Sahel remains critical, mostly due to the impact of the 2012 crisis (food insecurity, floods and Mali conflict) as well as previous recent crises. Approximately 10.3 million people remain food insecure in 2013 and over ...read more
12/03/2013
 - The 2012 food security crisis in the Sahel – driven by chronic poverty, malnutrition, high food prices, drought and low agricultural production – affected 18.7 million people across the region. The conflict in northern Mali, coupled with desert locust threats, further aggravated the situation, putting the livelihoods of 50 million people ...read more
12/03/2013
 - Key points Persistent food insecurity due to floods, high rates of malnutrition and high food prices for the poorest households in the Sahel, consequences of the 2011-2012 crisis Upward trend of coarse grain prices after post-harvest declines in 2012 Damages caused by floods occurred in July and October 2012 more severe than initially ...read more
11/03/2013
 - This document represents the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) component of the 2013 Sahel Regional Strategy prepared under the coordination of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) covering five Consolidated Appeals (CAP) - i.e. Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and the ...read more
06/03/2013
 - Points saillants D’une manière générale, la sécurité alimentaire des ménages en République Démocratique du Congo s’est déteriorée davantage au cours du dernier trimestre 2012. Selon, le 8ème cycle d’analyse IPC revisé en décembre 2012, environ 6,4 millions de personnes seraient en crise alimentaire et de moyens de subsistance aiguë, necessistant une ...read more
02/03/2013
 - At their meeting in April 2011, the IASC Principals acknowledged the fundamental importance of accountability to affected populations. They agreed to integrate accountability to affected populations into their individual agencies' statements of purpose as well as their policies. Further, they requested that the Sub Group on Accountability to Affected Populations ...read more
01/03/2013
 - The December 2011 IASC Principals meeting endorsed five Commitments to Accountability to Affected Populations agreed to incorporate the CAAP into the policies and operational guidelines of their organizations and promote them with operational partners, within Humanitarian Country Teams and amongst cluster members. These commitments are: LEADERSHIP/GOVERNANCE  TRANSPARENCY  FEEDBACK and COMPLAINTS  PARTICIPATION  DESIGN, MONITORING AND EVALUATION ...read more
01/03/2013