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 - Millions of people at risk of food insecurity in the Sahel The regional meeting on the agriculture and food security outlook in West Africa and the Sahel (PREGEC), held in Cotonou (from 24 to 26 November), assessed the 2011 agropastoral season as follows: the 2011/2012 crop production in West Africa and ...read more
01/11/2011
 - FAO and CARE co-host Regional DRR and FS/DRR Workshop FAO and CARE joined hands in organizing the second DIPECHO/ECHO threeday regional workshop on “Experiencebased Disaster Risk Reduction in the Southeast Africa and Southwest Indian Ocean Region” in Johannesburg, South Africa from 25 to 27 October 2011. The workshop aimed at collating ...read more
01/11/2011
 - La situation sécuritaire des mois de septembre et octo-bre 2011 est entachée par des cas de tueries ciblées, tout comme les mois précédents. Selon le HCR, les préparatifs pour l’accueil des 38000 burundais refugies dans le camp de Mtabila, en Tanza-nie continuent. Cependant le mouvement de retour a été presqu’c inexistant ...read more
01/11/2011
 - Heavy monsoon rains beginning in mid-August have led to severe flooding in southern Pakistan. Sindh province has been hardest hit, with nearly all of the deaths, casualties and damages caused by the floods, spread across all 23 districts. The floods have affected over 9.3 million people. An estimated 70% people in the ...read more
28/10/2011
 - To-date, FAO has received just USD 65 million towards its emergency interventions in response to the drought in the Horn of Africa. A further USD 95 million is still required to assist drought-hit populations in the region. Over 40 000 households (241 458 people) have already participated in FAO’s ongoing ...read more
14/10/2011
 - Heavy monsoon rains beginning in mid-August have led to severe flooding in southern Pakistan. Sindh province has been hardest hit, with nearly all of the deaths, casualties and damages caused by the floods, spread across all 23 districts. The floods have affected over 9.3 million people, damaged/destroyed more than 1.5 ...read more
07/10/2011
 - L'Essentiel: Baisse attendue des productions agricoles et fourragères dans certaines zones du Sahel; Raffermissement des prix des céréales locales, niveau élevé des prix des denrées importées dans le bassin ouest; Les stocks de sécurité sont à des niveaux bas au Niger et en Mauritanie.
03/10/2011
 - The current economic hardships being experienced around the world are pushing more people into poverty while others are going hungry or reducing their daily food rations. You will find, in this issue, information about this year’s World Food Day theme – “Food Crisis – from crisis to stability”, that was ...read more
03/10/2011
 - FAO continues to emphasize the need to work with governments and regional authorities to ensure a comprehensive response to the crisis that encompasses: (i) saving lives and livelihoods; (ii) promoting early recovery; and (iii) supporting sustainable livelihoods and strengthening the resilience of households and the food systems on which they ...read more
30/09/2011
 - The monsoon floods have affected over 8.2 million people, damaged/destroyed nearly 1.5 million homes and killed over 400 people in Sindh province and Balochistan, as of 26 September. Sindh province has been hardest hit, with over 8 million people affected, over 400 deaths and nearly 1.5 million homes damaged or ...read more
27/09/2011