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Headlines (most recent)
- UNAMA: Civilian casualties in Afghanistan spike to record-high levels. 19 Oct 2019
- NRC: Pakistani refugees have nowhere to call home as aid is cut. 15 Oct 2019
- Save the Children: Every single Afghan child affected by war. 7 Oct 2019
- OSRSG Children and Armed Conflict: Spiral of violence gives no rest to Afghan children. 2 Oct 2019
- ICG: Afghanistan’s low-turnout election, insecurity and unsettled prospects for peace. 2 Oct 2019
Most read reports
- Save the Children: 18 years of conflict: Every single Afghan child affected by war. 7 Oct 2019
- NRC: No place to call home for Pakistani refugees. 15 Oct 2019
- UNAMA: Quarterly report on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict: (1 January to 30 September 2019). 19 Oct 2019
- OSRSG Children and Armed Conflict: Afghanistan: Spiral of Violence Gives No Rest to Children, Still the Most Impacted by War. 2 Oct 2019
- OCHA: Afghanistan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 82 | 1 July - 30 September 2019. 20 Oct 2019
International prices of wheat and maize were generally firmer in January, supported by weather-related concerns and a weaker US dollar. Export price quotations of rice also strengthened mainly buoyed by renewed Asian demand.
In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, rose sharply for the third consecutive month in January and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.
↗ International prices of wheat and maize remained relatively stable in November, reflecting good supply conditions, while export quotations of rice strengthened amid increased buying interest and currency movements.
The benchmark US wheat price declined in October mostly because of higher supply prospects while maize quotations firmed due to rain-induced harvest delays. International rice prices strengthened in October, mainly reflecting seasonally tight Japonica and fragrant supplies.
International prices of wheat increased in September mostly because of weather-related concerns, while maize quotations fell further on crop harvest pressure. International rice prices remained generally firm, supported by seasonally tight availabilities of fragrant rice and strong demand for higher quality Indica supplies.
The U.S. expanded its aerial campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in late September with strikes in Syria’s north and east. The operation, which targets both IS and fighters linked to al-Qaeda’s central leadership and the affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, risks alienating other rebel groups in Syria and strengthening support for IS.