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World + 14 others
Conflits et migration pèsent sur la sécurité alimentaire au Proche-Orient

Le Directeur général de la FAO intervient à la Réunion ministérielle de la Conférence régionale pour le Proche-Orient

27 février 2014, Rome – L'aggravation de la situation de la sécurité alimentaire au Proche-Orient est liée non seulement aux problèmes structurels de production vivrière et de dépendance croissante vis-à-vis des importations alimentaires, mais aussi aux conflits, aux flux de réfugiés et aux migrations, a déclaré aujourd'hui le Directeur général de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva.

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World + 14 others
Conflict and migration worsening food security in the Near East

FAO Director-General addresses Ministerial Meeting of the Organization’s Regional Conference for the Near East

27 February 2014, Rome - The worsening of the food security situation in the Near East is not only caused by the structural constraints the region faces in producing enough food and an increasing dependence on food imports but by conflict, the flow of refugees and migration, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

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Algeria + 1 other
GIEWS Country Brief: Algeria 07-February-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Delayed but abundant seasonal rains at the start of the 2013/14 cropping season

  • Above average cereal harvest gathered in 2013

  • Wheat imports expected to slightly increase in 2013/14

  • Annualized food inflation increases in December

  • Continued humanitarian assistance needed for Western Saharan refugees

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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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World + 45 others
CERF Quarterly Update - October-December 2013

CERF and its partners were challenged by a series of large, complex crises in the Central African Republic, the Philippines, Syria and Yemen, affecting 35 million people.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review Europe, The Middle East, and Central Asia | Fiscal year (FY) 2004 – 2013

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

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Timor-Leste + 8 others
newsletter N°24 // Janvier 2014 - Spéciale Timor-Leste

Triangle G H au Timor-Leste

Présente au Timor-Leste depuis 2005, Triangle G H gère actuellement deux programmes, dont un nouveau, sur le renforcement de compétences d'ONG nationales travaillant dans le secteur de la lutte contre les violences domestiques.

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Algeria + 1 other
GIEWS Country Brief: Algeria 02-January-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

• Abundant seasonal rains with delays in some areas at the start of the 2013/14 cropping season

• Above average cereal harvest gathered in 2013

• Wheat imports expected to slightly increase in 2013/14

• Annualized food inflation marginally increases in November

• Continuous humanitarian assistance needed for West Saharan refugees

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Yemen + 11 others
Middle East and North Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 11 | November - December 2013 [EN/AR]

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Highlights

  • The global humanitarian response in 2014 aims to reach at least 52 million people with essential life-saving assistance in 17 affected countries.

  • There has been significant advance in reducing disaster risk in the region since the adoption, in 2005, of the International Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Algeria + 1 other
GIEWS Country Brief: Algeria 19-December-2013

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Abundant seasonal rains with delays in some areas at the start of the 2013/14 cropping season

  • Above average cereal harvest gathered in 2013

  • Wheat imports expected to slightly increase in 2013/14

  • Domestic food price inflation declining sharply

  • Continuous humanitarian assistance needed for West Saharan refugees

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Namibia + 2 others
The worst drought in memory

Report
New Era

WINDHOEK – The year 2013 will always be remembered by Namibian farmers as one of the toughest and most challenging periods in 30 years due to the debilitating and devastating drought still threatening the agricultural sector and the country’s food security.

The immediate situation remains serious, and now that the rainy season so far hasn’t brough much rain either the drought underlines the importance of Namibia’s efforts to become climate resilient.

One factor that could make Namibia increasingly prone to drought and extreme weather patterns is climate change.

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Mali + 4 others
Mali: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 30 November 2013)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Algeria + 1 other
Life in southwest Algeria: a civil service officer from USAID visits the remote Sahrawi refugee camps

Posted by Rachel Grant, Division Chief for the East, Central and Southern Africa Division of the Office of Food for Peace on Monday, December 16th 2013

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Algeria + 1 other
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Algeria (ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2014/01000) Last update: 15/10/13 Version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2014/01000 AMOUNT: EUR 10000000

1. CONTEXT

DG ECHO 's Integrated Analysis Framework for 2013-14 identified extreme humanitarian needs in the Sahrawi refugee camps. The vulnerability of the population affected by the crisis is assessed to be very high. The Sahrawi crisis scored 11, the most severe level, in the Forgotten Crisis Assessment index of DG ECHO in 2013.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Algeria 28-November-2013

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Delayed onset of seasonal rains observed in some areas at the start of the 2013/14 cropping season

  • Above average cereal harvest gathered in 2013

  • Wheat imports expected to slightly increase in 2013/14

  • Domestic food price inflation declining sharply

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Mali + 11 others
West and Central Africa Humanitarian Bulletin November 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

  • There are currently 283,000 IDPs in Mali, down 15 per cent since July.

  • An Emergency Food Security Assessment conducted in CAR indicates that some 1.1 million people are food insecure and that half of all IDPs in CAR are food insecure.

  • 74 per cent of households in Guinea Bissau reported that the failed cashew campaign was the principal economic shock in the past six months.

  • 10,000 Nigerians have fled violence in northeast Nigeria since the State of Emergency, 80 per cent to Cameroon.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Mali + 4 others
Mali Situation Overview October 2013

Key activities

  • Registration of refugees in Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger, consolidation of camps and relocation of refugees in asylum countries
  • Prevent malnutrition
  • Support access to pre-school, primary and secondary education
  • Ensure access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities in camps and urban settings
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Algeria + 1 other
Reporting from the Devil’s Garden - SMS reporting systems in Tindouf Refugee camp

The advent of mobile technology is already transforming service delivery within the international development sector. In healthcare, for example, community healthcare workers are able to track patients, share case data, and upload information to their supervisors straight from the most basic mobile phones. Agricultural development initiatives are also beginning to employ mobile solutions, utilizing phone-based tools to increase smallholder farmers’ access to market information and growing advice.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Mali + 4 others
Mali Situation Update n° 21 August & September 2013

This update provides a snapshot of UNHCR and partners’ response to the displacement of Malians in Mali and into Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger. The refugee response is led by UNHCR and is undertaken in coordination with the host governments.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of the end of September, UNHCR and partners are addressing the needs of 169,745 Malian refugees in Algeria, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger. The estimated number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) inside Mali reaches 311,300 according to the Commission of Movements of Populations.