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 - 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
 - Natural disasters and conflicts affect millions of people every year, destroying communities and devastating livelihoods. Most of the men, women and children who suffer from these calamities depend on agriculture for their way of life. In addition, recent increases in food and fuel prices have further reduced their ability to ...read more
19/11/2008
 - The Crisis Management Centre – Animal Health (CMC-AH) is a facility of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) for animal disease emergency response. Combining FAO’s expertise with that of OIE, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners, the ...read more
03/11/2008
 - Inside this presentation: State of Agriculture in DPRK Response within Farming Sector FAO/WFP Rapid Food Security Assessment Recommendations – June 2008 Longer-term Measures Review of FAO Activities in 2008 Training Rationale for Future Projects Projects for 2009
30/10/2008