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31 Oct 2009 description
  1. Flash urgences

    1. Près de 20 000 personnes expulsées d'Angola

    Des milliers de congolais refoulés de l'Angola affluent dans les localités voisines de la frontière, en RDC, o=F9 ils sont enregistrés. Ils arrivent après avoir été dépouillés de tout. La tension monte et est forte dans cette partie de la RDC.

30 Oct 2009 description

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.

21 Jul 2009 description

Risks spreading to other parts of Africa

21 July 2009, Rome - A killer disease is decimating fish stocks in the Zambezi River Valley, threatening the food security and livelihoods of rural populations in an area shared by seven countries, FAO warned today.

An alert issued by FAO's Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) said the disease, known as Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome, or EUS, is caused by the fungus Aphanomyces invadans, which forms ugly lesions on fish and has a high rate of mortality.

17 Jul 2009 description

Millions of people inhabiting the Zambezi River Valley and depending on fishery resources are at risk of losing their livelihoods and important source of protein due to the outbreak of a fish disease called Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome (EUS). The disease is caused by the fungus Aphanomyces invadans; it forms ugly lesions on the fish, which makes it unappealing for consumers.

03 Jul 2009 description

Countries updated

- Lesotho

- Madagascar

- Malawi

- Mozambique

- Namibia

- Swaziland

- Zambia

- Zimbabwe

- Others

- South Africa



- Production slightly lower than the previous season as less area was planted due to higher prices of fertiliser and seeds.

- LVAC estimates between 400 and 450 thousand people will require assistance before the next harvest.

02 Apr 2009 description


High food prices persist in developing countries despite an improved global cereal supply situation and sharp decline in international prices. This is affecting access to food of large numbers of low-income vulnerable populations.

A recent analysis of domestic food prices for 58 developing countries shows that latest prices are higher than a year earlier in 78 percent of the cases, and in 43 percent of the cases are higher than 3 months earlier. Mostly affected are sub-Saharan African countries.