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World + 70 others
CrisisWatch N°132 - 1 August 2014

Increasing Israeli-Palestinian tensions culminated in Israel launching "Operation Protective Edge" in Gaza in early July (see our latest report and commentary). The assault, which started as an aerial campaign and was later extended to include ground operations, reportedly killed more than 1,400 Palestinians throughout the month while 64 Israelis were killed in clashes inside the Gaza Strip and by Hamas rocket fire. Several attempts at reaching a ceasefire agreement failed in July.

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World + 27 others
2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Fact Sheet

BUREAU OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR

April 19, 2013

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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

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Update influenza A (H1N1) Regional report (01 Jul 2009)

(1 July 2009 - 23 h GMT; 18 h EST)

The data and information are updated daily and are available at: http://new.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1&lang=en

Data can change as new notifications from countries are received.

The information is obtained from official websites of the Ministries of Health of the countries of the Americas and information submitted by the International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Points.

Summary of the current situation

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Update influenza A (H1N1) Regional report (30 Jun 2009)

(30 June 2009 - 23 h GMT; 18 h EST)

The data and information are updated daily and are available at: http://new.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1&lang=en

Data can change as new notifications from countries are received.

The information is obtained from official websites of the Ministries of Health of the countries of the Americas and information submitted by the International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Points.

Summary of the current situation

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Burundi + 61 others
The Global Appeal 2007

The Global Appeal 2007

Introduction

UNHCR's Global Appeal is published yearly to alert governmental and private sector donors, Executive Committee (ExCom) members and Standing Committee observers, Governments and their Permanent Missions in Geneva, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, intergovernmental agencies, NGOs, regional organizations and other institutions and interested individuals to the plight of millions of refugees and others of concern to UNHCR. This tenth Global Appeal outlines the Office's strategies and programmes for 2007, and will be launched officially at UNHCR's annual

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Afghanistan + 40 others
FAO/GIEWS Foodcrops and Shortages No. 4/2003

CROP AND FOOD SUPPLY SITUATION
OVERVIEW

As of August 2003, the number of countries facing serious food shortages throughout the world stands at 38, with 23 in Africa, 8 in Asia, 5 in Latin America and 2 in Europe. In many of these countries, food shortages are being compounded by the effect of the HIV/AIDS pandemic on food production, marketing and transport.

In eastern Africa, abundant rains in July and August generally improved the prospects for the 2003 cereal crops. However, severe floods and erratic rains in some areas may still affect

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Afghanistan + 24 others
WFP Emergency Report No. 15 of 2003


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Iraq, (2) Jordan, (3) Syria, (4) Iran, (5) Afghanistan

B) West Africa: (1) Central African Republic

C) Southern Africa: (1) Madagascar, (2) Mozambique, (3) Zimbabwe, (4) Zambia, (5) Malawi, (6) Angola, (7) Namibia, (8) Swaziland

D) Asia: (1) DPR Korea, (2) Cambodia, (3) Indonesia

E) Latin America and the Caribbean: (1) Bolivia, (2) Colombia, (3) Ecuador, (4) Honduras, (5) Venezuela

F) Eastern Europe and the Caucasus: (1) Armenia, (2) Albania, (3) Serbia and Montenegro

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Afghanistan + 28 others
Chart: Where MCC material aid goes


Shipments from 1995 to March 31, 2002

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Afghanistan + 19 others
WFP Emergency Report No. 33 of 2002


This report includes:
(A) Asia Region: (1) DPR Korea

(B) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Lesotho,

(3) Malawi, (4) Mozambique, (5) Swaziland, (6) Zambia, (7) Zimbabwe, (8) Somalia, (9) Ethiopia, (10) Tanzania

(C) Central Africa Region: (1) Democratic Republic of Congo, (2) Angola,(3) Namibia

(D) Eastern Europe region: (1) North Caucasus

(E) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iran

(F) Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) Bolivia, (2) Colombia, (3) Venezuela

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Afghanistan + 17 others
WFP Emergency Report No. 30 of 2002

This report includes:
(A) Asia Region: (1) DPR of Korea

(B) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Zimbabwe, (3) Lesotho, (4) Zambia, (5) Mozambique, (6) Swaziland, (7) Ethiopia, (8) Burundi

(C) Central Africa Region: (1) Democratic Republic of Congo, (2) Angola, (3) Namibia

(D) Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) El Salvador, (2) Colombia, (3) Peru, (4) Venezuela

(E) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iran

From Francesco Strippoli, Director of the Office of Humanitarian Affairs; available on the Internet on the WFP

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Afghanistan + 45 others
Humanitarian crises - 18 million beneficiaries of ECHO funding during 2000

IP/01/1256
Brussels, 10 September 2001

Launching the latest Annual Review of the Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO), Poul Nielson, Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, has highlighted the vital role played by ECHO in delivering relief to victims of humanitarian tragedies. He reported that, during 2000, the €492 million managed by this Commission department had benefited 18 million people in 65 different countries in the world. "This aid is vital" he said, "in saving lives, alleviating misery and

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Afghanistan + 36 others
FAO/GIEWS Food Outlook No. 4, 2000

Rome, September 2000
Extracts from FAO/GIEWS Food Outlook No. 4, 2000

Highlights

Latest indications continue to point to increased cereal output in 2000, although the growth will be lower than expected earlier. This reaffirms earlier forecasts that total cereal production will not be sufficient to meet expected utilization requirements in 2000/01, causing global cereal reserves to be drawn down.

FAO's latest forecast for cereal production in 2000 is 1 881 million tonnes, up 0.3 percent on last year. Output of

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North Korea, India and Venezuela receiving Disaster and Recovery Assistance

Baltimore, September 27, 2000 -- Lutheran World Relief is helping vulnerable groups in North Korea, flood survivors in northern India and people working on long-term rehabilitation after last December's floods and mudslides in Venezuela. Recent grants for these three emergencies total $143,000.
North Korea, hit last month by the worst typhoon in 30 years, is facing a bleak winter despite recent openings to South Korea and other nations. The country has suffered nearly a decade of economic collapse and failed harvests resulting in heavy loss of life.
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CWS/ERP Program Briefs: 18 Aug 2000

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM
Church World Service is the Humanitarian Agency of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.
35 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs
MRP Arranges Shipment of Health Kits to North Korea

As part of ongoing relief efforts in North Korea, the Material Resources Program of the ERP has arranged the shipment of $180,000 worth of health kits to the North Korea-based Korean Christian Federation. The kits are expected to arrive in North Korea by

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Azerbaijan + 11 others
Diseases are turning into silent disasters warns Red Cross/Red Crescent disaster report

While earthquakes and floods capture media headlines and donor dollars, the uncontrolled spread of infectious disease takes the most lives. Shocking figures are contained in this year's World Disasters Report released today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies.
The death toll from infectious diseases (such as AIDS, malaria, respiratory diseases and diarrhoea) is 160 times greater than the number killed in last year's natural disasters including
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Afghanistan + 35 others
FAO: Cereal production up from last year, but will not meet demand

FAO's June Food Outlook report signals a one percent increase in cereal output in 2000, compared to the previous year. However, according to current forecasts, total cereal production will not be enough to cover utilization requirements in 2000/2001 and global cereal reserves will have to be drawn down. If current forecasts materialize, global stocks could fall slightly below minimum safe levels.
"To avoid any further deterioration of the cereal supply and demand balance in 2001/02, a more significant increase in cereal production would be necessary in 2001," the report warns.
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Afghanistan + 35 others
FAO/GIEWS Food Outlook No. 3, 2000


Rome, June 2000
Extracts from FAO/GIEWS Food Outlook No. 3, 2000

HIGHLIGHTS

Latest indications continue to point to a larger cereal output in 2000. However, based on the current forecasts, total cereal production would not be sufficient to meet expected utilization requirements in 2000/01 and global cereal reserves would be drawn down again next season.

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Afghanistan + 33 others
FAO/GIEWS Food Outlook No. 2, 2000

No. 2, 2000 - Rome, April 2000
Extracts from FAO/GIEWS Food Outlook No. 2, 2000

HIGHLIGHTS

FAO's first forecast of world cereal production in 2000 is 1 890 million tonnes, some 1 percent above 1999. Output of wheat is forecast at 595 million tonnes, 1 percent up from 1999, that of coarse grains at 900 million tonnes, nearly 3 percent up, while the rice crop (milled basis) is tentatively forecast to fall by 1 percent to 395 million tonnes.

While early forecasts point to higher cereal production in 2000, output would not be sufficient to meet expected