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World + 47 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot, 5-11 November 2012

Despite a four-day truce which was supposed to come into effect on Friday 26 October, fighting has continued to escalate in Damascus province, Aleppo, Idlib, Daara and Deir Ezzor in Syria manifested by a new wave of airstrikes by the Syrian forces and attacks by the rebels on strategic army checkpoints and air bases.

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Libya + 16 others
Shaky foundations: An assessment of the UN’s Rule of Law support agenda

Camino Kavanagh and Bruce Jones

I. Introduction

1). As we began the process of drafting this review, citizens across the Middle East and North Africa took to the streets to demand an end to the abusive practices of the security services, more representative and responsive government institutions, the protection of their rights, greater access to economic opportunity, participation in decision-making, and access to justice. They began demanding, in short, the rule of law.

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Afghanistan + 39 others
Food crisis: What the World Bank is doing, 21 Oct 2009

Report
World Bank
updated October 21, 2009

In response to the severity of the food crisis and the need for prompt action, the World Bank Group set up the Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP) in May 2008 to provide immediate relief to countries hard hit by food high prices. The Bank response has been articulated in coordination with the United Nations' High-Level Task Force on food security. Through its response, the Bank is supporting the implementation of the joint Comprehensive Framework for Action (CFA).

The World Bank Group increased GFRP to

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Afghanistan + 24 others
FAO/EU Food Facility Programme Status Report, 01 Oct 2009

Background

The Food Facility is the EU's €1 billion response to the food crisis, targeting the transition period from emergency aid to longer-term development. Set up in close collaboration with the UN Secretary-General's High-Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis it focuses on programmes that will have a quick, but lasting impact on food security.

From 2009 until 2011, activities under the Food Facility will centre on improving farmers' access to quality inputs and services; boosting agricultural production through such measures as

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Afghanistan + 41 others
Ce que fait la Banque mondiale (mis à jour le 3 août 2009)

Report
World Bank
Dans le cadre du Programme d'intervention en réponse à la crise alimentaire mondiale (GFRP), le Groupe de la Banque mondiale a lancé un mécanisme de financement rapide afin d'accélérer les apports d'aide aux pays qui en ont le plus besoin. La réponse de la Banque s'est faite en articulation avec l'Equipe spéciale de haut niveau des nations Unies (HTLF) sur la sécurité alimentaire. La Banque soutient ainsi la mise en place du Cadre d'action global (CAG).

- Le GFRP est aujourd'hui doté de 2 milliard de dollars. Créé en mai 2008, le Programme a pour mission de réduire la

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Afghanistan + 42 others
Food crisis: What the World Bank is doing, 02 Sep 2009

Report
World Bank
(updated September 2, 2009)

In response to the severity of the food crisis and the need for prompt action, the World Bank Group set up the Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP) in May 2008 to provide immediate relief to countries hard hit by food high prices. The Bank response has been articulated in coordination with the United Nations' High-Level Task Force on food security. Through its response, the Bank is supporting the implementation of the joint Comprehensive Framework for Action (CFA).

The World Bank Group increased GFRP to

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Benin + 22 others
La Commission adopte la deuxième décision mettant en oeuvre la «facilité alimentaire» d'1 milliard € adoptée par l'UE en faveur des pays en développement

IP/09/663

Brussels, 29 April 2009 - La Commission européenne a adopté ce jour une série de projets, d'un montant total de 394 millions €, pour soutenir l'agriculture et améliorer la sécurité alimentaire dans les pays en développement. Il s'agit de la deuxième décision de financement arrêtée dans le cadre de la «facilité alimentaire» d'1 milliard € adoptée à la fin de l'an dernier pour faire face aux problèmes de sécurité alimentaire de plus en plus graves rencontrés par de nombreux pays en développement.

Louis Michel, membre de la Commission
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Bahamas + 32 others
Double-edged prices - Lessons from the food price crisis: 10 actions developing countries should take

Report
Oxfam
The recent sharp increase in food prices should have benefited millions of poor people who make their living from agriculture. However, decades of misguided policies by developing country governments on agriculture, trade, and domestic markets - often promoted by international financial institutions and supported by donor countries - have prevented poor farmers and rural workers from reaping the benefits of higher commodity prices. As a result, the crisis is hurting poor producers and consumers alike, threatening to reverse recent progress on poverty
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Afghanistan + 50 others
Crop prospects and food situation - No. 4, Oct 2008

HIGHLIGHTS

- World cereal production in 2008 is forecast to increase 4.9 percent to a record 2 232 million tonnes, considerably up from earlier predictions after better than expected results from the major harvests gathered in the past two months.

- Based on the latest production forecast, a significant improvement in the global supply and demand balance for cereals in the 2008/09 season can be expected. Even allowing for a larger increase in utilization than was reported in July, an 8 percent increase in world cereal stocks could be possible.

- International prices of most cereals

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Afghanistan + 38 others
OCHA Natural Disaster Bulletin No. 8

"The number of people threatened by natural disasters had increased by three times over the last 30 years and the number of people affected by natural disasters doubled every 10 years. Tens of millions of people had been affected this year by floods in countries all over the world. The link between the increase in disasters and climate change, which had been predicted by scientists, was unmistakable. Also, more people were now living in exposed areas. Some of the biggest cities in the world were built in disaster zones. Their poorest inhabitants were
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Afghanistan + 69 others
WFP's Operational Requirements, Shortfalls and Priorities for 2007 - 15 Oct 2007

Part I: Operational Requirements and Shortfalls

Overview of the 2007 Programme of Work

As the end of 2007 nears, the number of people the World Food Programme is seeking to support has risen to 83 million. The amount of food assistance required to assist these people is valued at US$3.4 billion. Considering resources mobilized thus far in 2007, the current level of funding falls short by some US$653 million.

Additional resources amounting to approximately US$800 million are required before the end of 2007 to ensure uninterrupted

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Barbados + 12 others
Press conference by Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs

An appeal seeking approximately $37 million to assist victims of the Peru earthquake would be officially launched early next week, Margareta Wahlström, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, said at Headquarters this morning.

At a press conference where she briefed correspondents on United Nations relief efforts in response to natural disasters, she said $9.6 million from the Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) had already been allocated to ensure the availability of resources.

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Afghanistan + 13 others
Highlights of the Noon Briefing by the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General 21 Aug 2007

SECURITY COUNCIL IS BRIEFED ON PROPOSED FORCE FOR CHAD AND CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

The Security Council today discussed in its closed consultations the Secretary-General's report on the revised concept of operations for the UN presence in eastern Chad and the northeastern Central African Republic. Council members received a briefing on the report by Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hédi Annabi.

That report proposes that the tasks and functions of the military component would be performed by a European Union

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Afghanistan + 29 others
Common efforts to strengthen collective humanitarian response capacity should seek to alleviate suffering, improve survival chances, says General Assembly President


GA/10532

Sixty-first General Assembly
Plenary
52nd & 53rd Meetings (AM & PM)

Assembly Also Considers Strategies to Forestall Disasters, Boost Response; Assistance to Palestinian People; Three Texts on Regional Cooperation Adopted

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Niger + 14 others
OCHA - Geneva Natural Disasters Highlights No. 2

Secretary General's visit to Niger
The Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, visited Niger from 22 to 25 August to see first-hand United Nations efforts to help the people of one of the world's poorest countries face the challenges of drought, desertification and the recent locust plague that have caused severe food shortages and put nearly 3 million people at risk.

The mission was intended to show solidarity with the people and Government of Niger and also to help focus international attention on the special developmental challenges faced by the countries of the Sahel, such as Niger.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Afghanistan + 35 others
WFP Emergency Report No. 39 of 2004


(A) Highlights
(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iran

(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Djibouti, (4) Eritrea, (5) Ethiopia, (6) Kenya, (7) Rwanda, (8) Somalia, (9) Sudan, (10) Tanzania, (11) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Sahel region, (2) Chad, (3) Cote d'Ivoire, (4) Guinea, (5) Liberia, (6) Sierra Leone

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4) Madagascar, (5) Malawi, (6) Mozambique, (7) Namibia, (8) Swaziland, (9) Zambia

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Afghanistan + 28 others
WFP Emergency Report No. 38 of 2004


(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Russian Federation

(C) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Djibouti, (4) Eritrea, (5) Ethiopia, (6) Rwanda, (7) Somalia, (8) Sudan, (9) Uganda

(D) West Africa: (1) Sahel region (2) Chad, (3) Cote d'Ivoire, (4) Liberia

(E) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4) Madagascar, (5) Malawi, (6) Mozambique, (7) Namibia, (8) Swaziland, (9) Zambia, (10) Zimbabwe

(F) Asia: (1) DPR Korea, (2) Indonesia

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Iraq + 34 others
WFP Emergency Report No. 37 of 2004


(A) Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe: 1) Iraq, 2) Afghanistan, 3) Albania, 4) Azerbaijan

(B) East and Central Africa: (1) Burundi, (2) DR Congo, (3) Djibouti, (4) Eritrea, (5) Ethiopia, (6) Kenya, (7) Rwanda, (8) Somalia, (9) Sudan, (10) Tanzania, (11) Uganda

(C) West Africa Region: (1) Sahel region (2) Chad, (3) Guinea Bissau, (4) Sierra Leone, (5) Guinea, (6) Liberia, (7) Cote D'Ivoire

(D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Lesotho, (4) Madagascar, (5) Malawi, (6) Mozambique, (7) Namibia, (8) Swaziland, (9) Zimbabwe

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Afghanistan + 22 others
WFP Emergency Report No. 22 of 2002

This report includes:
(A) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Regional overview, (2) Zimbabwe, (3) Malawi, (4) Lesotho, (5) Swaziland, (6) Somalia

(B) West and Central Asia Region: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Iran, (3) Pakistan

(C) Asia Region: (1) DPR Korea

(D) Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) Caribbean, (2) Central America, (3) Guatemala, (4) Colombia, (5) Other countries

(E) Central Africa Region: (1) Angola, (2) Republic of Congo, (3) Democratic Republic of Congo, (4) Central African Republic

(F) West Africa Region: (1) Liberia