Insécurité alimentaire de Stress au Nord à partir d’avril liée à la baisse de production et de revenus
Kiev, Ukraine | AFP | Saturday 2/28/2015 - 11:43 GMT
by Max DELANY
Ukraine said Saturday that isolated clashes were punctuating a shaky truce with pro-Russian rebels after international monitors warned that the conflict in the country stands at a "crossroads".
Kiev military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said that fighting had halted along most of the frontline but rebels were attacking government positions around Donetsk airport, one of the most fiercely contested locations in the conflict.
Damascus, Syria | AFP | Saturday 2/28/2015 - 11:40 GMT
UN peace envoy Staffan de Mistura hopes to finalise a deal to freeze fighting in war-ravaged second city Aleppo during talks Saturday with the Syrian government, an official said.
De Mistura is due in Damascus in the afternoon and "hopes to set in motion as soon as possible his project" to halt fighting in Aleppo for six weeks, said a member of his delegation who spoke on condition of anonymity.
March to May rains may not fully restore rangelands in pastoral areas
De faibles revenus et des termes d’échange en régression pour les ménages pauvres
Maize, beans, and rice are the primary source of calories and protein in Nicaragua. Nicaragua has historically had a deficit of both maize and rice, but Nicaragua is a major exporter of beans in the region. Managua is the capital city and largest market.
Chontales and Rivas are major maize and bean assembly markets and serve as a key export gateways to Costa Rica. Rivas is the largest supplier for cross-border trade with Costa Rica.
Households in Badghis Province enter lean season with lower reserves than normal
Precipitation since the wet season began in October has been well below-average in most of Afghanistan through February. Although irrigation water will likely be sufficient for crops located in upstream areas, there is a risk that shortages may affect crops in areas further downstream during the primary March to July growing season.
Wheat is the staple food for most Afghans, comprising more than 70 percent of their diet. Low-quality rice is a poor, but sometimes necessary, substitute. All markets represent significant population centers and consumer markets. Kabul, the capital, supplies the central provinces and is a transit point between the north, south, east, and west. Jalalabad supplies the eastern part of the country and acts as a cross-border market with Pakistan. Mazar-e-Sarif supplies northern provinces and, in a good year, the southern provinces as well.
Mejoría en escenario de concretarse futura asistencia alimentaria
A pesar del adelanto de dos meses en la temporada anual de escasez de alimentos, la mayoría de hogares más pobres en el país podrá llenar sus necesidades alimentarias hasta junio, gracias a sus recientes cosechas y a los ingresos por jornales, ubicándose en inseguridad alimentaria Mínima (Fase 1, CIF).
His Excellency, the Italian Ambassador in Lebanon, Mr. Giuseppe Morabito received Mr. Luca Renda, UNDP Country Director in Lebanon, Mrs. Annamaria Laurini, UNICEF Representative in Lebanon, and Mr. Frank Hagemann, acting Regional Director of the ILO in the Arab States, for the presentation of three programmes implemented by the mentioned UN Agencies with the contribution of the Italian Government for a total amount of 2.5 million Euro.
Karachi, February 27, 2015 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), AmanTech, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) signed an agreement to work together to improve access to and quality of vocational training.
Risk Reduction Management Centers, a successful initiative in hurricane-prone Cuba, are being scaled up across partnering Caribbean states.
With a population of 36 million, the Caribbean region is home to a diverse array of languages and cultures, to islands large and small, to major coastal cities and small mountain villages. But for all its diversity, its countries and territories share an important trait – exposure to a yearly hurricane season that can, at times, have devastating impacts.
Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Saturday 2/28/2015 - 03:34 GMT
by Phil HAZLEWOOD
Bomb attacks in Nigerian towns and cities look likely to increase in the run-up to forthcoming elections, despite the military claiming increasing successes against Boko Haram in captured territory.
At least 86 people were killed in explosions blamed on Boko Haram this week alone, all of them at crowded bus stations in the northeast, wider north and also in the country's central region.
La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd’hui par le Porte-parole de M. Ban Ki-moon, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:
Le Secrétaire général condamne à nouveau fermement les attaques continues aveugles et atroces de Boko Haram contre les populations civiles du Cameroun, du Tchad, du Niger et du Nigéria. L’enlèvement et le recrutement d’enfants, y compris comme auteurs d’attentats-suicide, est particulièrement odieux.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
2014 wheat harvest is estimated to have recovered from last year’s reduced level
Wheat imports forecast to decrease in 2014/15 marketing year (October/September)
Prices of wheat flour were generally stable in January but at record levels
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Preliminary production forecasts point sharp reduction in 2015 maize crop, due to dry weather
Following favourable supply situation in 2014/15 (May/April), lower production forecast for 2015 is expected to result in tighter supply situation and low export availabilities
Maize prices increased rapidly in last month in response to unfavourable production prospects. However, overall good supply situation in 2014/15 has maintained prices below their year-earlier levels