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 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
 - 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
 - The Operational Framework summarizes the key concepts for making programming at the field level more accountable to affected populations. The framework is designed to assist implementing agencies both individually and in groups to find practical entry points for improving accountability to affected populations. The activities and indicators noted here should not ...read more
 - Agriculture has an important role to play as part of a more integrated package to tackle nutrition in emergencies. In order to maximise the impact of agricultural based responses, two “lenses” are important. First, a “nutrition lens” to ensure that projects and programmes are designed, implemented and monitored with nutritional ...read more
 - An FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) visited South Sudan from 14 October to 16 November 2012 to estimate cereal production and assess the overall food security situation. Highlights: Generally favourable rains and no outbreaks of pests and diseases in 2012 in South Sudan, resulted in a net cereal production ...read more
 -  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
 -  Ongoing conflict has affected more than 4 million people across Syria, including 2 million internally displaced persons. A further 860 000 people have fled to neighbouring countries. Agricultural damage and losses are estimated at USD 1.8 billion. 4 million people are at risk of food insecurity – indicating a 33 percent increase ...read more