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World + 11 others
FAO welcomes historic commitment to end hunger in Africa by 2025

Investing in agriculture, creating safety nets, guaranteeing the right of access to land and water resources and targeting small-holder farmers and young people will be key.

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Outbreak Bulletin - Vol. 3 Issue 11, 31 January 2014

A general overview of outbreaks that occurred within the WHO African Region between January and December 2013 is provided in this issue.

Overview of reported outbreaks in WHO African Region

Based on data received from the Event Management System (EMS)*, 72 public health events were reported to the Regional Office between January and December 2013, of which 89% (64 / 72) were due to infectious diseases; with cholera being the most frequently reported infectious event (33%). The distribution of these events is shown in figure 1 and 2 and table1.

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World + 44 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 23-30 September

The UN Security Council endorsed the Russia-US agreement on the elimination of Syria’s chemical stockpile. Heavier than usual monsoon rains have resulted in floods in large parts of Thailand.

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World + 55 others
Global Overview 2012: People internally displaced by conflict and violence

Around 6.5 million people were newly displaced, almost twice as many as the 3.5 million during 2011. The conflicts in Syria and DRC were responsible for around half of the new displacements.

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World + 41 others
Global emergency overview snapshot, 11-18 February 2013

The number of Syrian refugees continued to rise, amounting to a total of 830,675, an increase of around 38,500 newly registered refugees or individuals awaiting registration in a week

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Algeria + 39 others
African Elections 2012

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World + 9 others
21st century proving to be ‘century of people on the move’, innovative approaches needed to address new patterns of forced displacement, Third Committee told

GA/SHC/4024

Sixty-sixth General Assembly
Third Committee
38th Meeting (PM)

Refugee Head Says Humanitarian Crisis in Horn of Africa ‘Worst I Have Seen’; In Such Challenging Circumstances ‘We Must Recognize Our Shared Responsibility’

The twenty-first century was “proving to be a century of people on the move”, and innovative approaches were needed to address new patterns of forced displacement, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian, Cultural) was told today by the head of the United Nations refugee agency.

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« Le XXIe siècle est le siècle de la mobilité humaine », déclare le Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés devant la Troisième Commission

AG/SHC/4024

Troisième Commission
38e séance - après-midi

Avec de nouvelles formes de déplacement dans un monde où la croissance démographique et l’augmentation de la mobilité, conjuguées à une multitude de facteurs sociaux, économiques, politiques, environnementaux et liés aux droits de l’homme, entraînent des mouvements de population, « le XXIe siècle est le siècle de la mobilité humaine », a déclaré aujourd’hui, devant la Troisième Commission, le Haut-Commissaire des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, M. Antonio Guterres.

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Algeria + 28 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in the African region: Update 62

As of December 07, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 29 countries have officially reported 16,031 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 109 deaths. The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

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Newly confirmed From November 30 to December 06
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Algeria + 19 others
Emergency Transboundary Outbreak Pest (ETOP) situation update for Nov with a forecast till mid-Jan, 2010

Summary

The Desert Locust situation continued developing in western Mauritania in early to mid-November. The national locust control center (CNLA) treated close to 9,560 during this month (close to 13,770 ha since 11 September, 2009). CNLA staff and three survey specialists - two from Morocco and one from Libya continued operations in Mauritania in November. Treatable targets declined towards the end of the month as large numbers of hoppers were controlled and those that escaped fledged and adults continued migrating further north into southern Morocco and northern Mauritania.

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Algeria + 28 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in the African region: Update 61

As of November 30, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 29 countries have officially reported 15,887 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 108 deaths. The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.
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Newly confirmed From November 23 to 29
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Algeria + 28 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in the African region: Update 60

As of November 23, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 29 countries have officially reported 15503 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 104 deaths. The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

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Newly confirmed From November 16 to 22
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Algeria + 28 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in the African region: Update 59

As of November 16, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 29 countries have officially reported 14,950 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 103 deaths. The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

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Newly confirmed From November 09 to 15
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Algeria + 27 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in the African region: Update 58

As of November 09, 2009, 09H00 GMT, 29 countries have officially reported 14868 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 103 deaths.

The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

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Newly confirmed From November 02 to 08
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Algeria + 26 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in the African region: Update 57

As of November 04, 2009, 17H00 GMT, 27 countries have officially reported 14580 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 76 deaths.

The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

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Newly confirmed From November 02 to 08
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Algeria + 26 others
Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in the African region: Update 56

As of November 01, 2009, 17H00 GMT, 27 countries have officially reported 14480 laboratory confirmed human cases of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 including 76 deaths.

The breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths by country is given in the table below.

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Newly confirmed From October 26 to November 01
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Algeria + 100 others
El estado de la inseguridad alimentaria en el mundo 2009

Mensajes principales

El estado de la inseguridad alimentaria en el mundo 2009 es el 10.=BA informe de situación de la FAO sobre el hambre en el mundo desde la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Alimentación (CMA) de 1996. En el informe se destaca el hecho de que, incluso antes de que se produjeran la crisis alimentaria y la crisis económica, el n=FAmero de personas que padecían hambre había aumentado lenta pero constantemente. Sin embargo, el inicio de estas crisis provocó el incremento pronunciado del n=FAmero de personas que padecen hambre en el mundo.

Como resultado de la crisis económica