Appeals & Response Plans
- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Angola/DR Congo: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Jan 2016
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Angola: Drought - 2012-2014
- Angola: Cholera Outbreak - Dec 2011
- Angola: Floods - Dec 2011
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
- Angola: Floods - Oct 2010
- Angola: Floods - Mar 2010
Maps & Infographics
This website allows you to explore how different scenarios of global greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change could change the geography of food insecurity in developing and least-developed countries. By altering the levels of future global greenhouse gas emissions and/or the levels of adaptation, you can see how vulnerability to food insecurity changes over time, and compare and contrast these different future scenarios with each other and the present day.
Fourth Special Report
On 2 June 2009 the International Development Committee published its Fourth Report of Session 2008-09, Aid Under Pressure: Support for Development Assistance in a Global Economic Downturn, HC 179-I. On 9 October 2009 we received the Government's Response to the Report. It is reproduced as an Appendix to this Special Report.
In the Government Response, the Committee's conclusions and recommendations are in bold text.
The developing world was not responsible for causing the current economic crisis, but it is paying a heavy price for mistakes made by rich countries. Poor countries are experiencing significantly reduced income from trade, remittances and foreign investment. As a result, an additional 90 million people are expected to be living in poverty by the end of 2010, and 400,000 more children are likely to die. Progress towards the Millennium Development Goal of eradicating hunger and extreme poverty has been set back three years.
The Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, today welcomed the peace agreement signed between the Government of Angola and UNITA. Mr Straw said:
'The agreement today between the Government of Angola and UNITA is an historic step forward. It will play an important part in helping to secure the future prosperity and stability of Angola.
'This agreement should be the start of a sustainable political process through negotiation and dialogue, and no longer through violence and intimidation.
Foreign Secretary Jack Straw today met Dr Joao Miranda, Foreign Minister of Angola, who is paying an official visit to London.
Following the meeting, Jack Straw said:
'I was glad to have this opportunity to emphasise Britain's support for the peace process in Angola. Savimbi's death has presented a unique opportunity to take this process forward. Both sides need to make firm moves towards a sustainable political process. I congratulated the government of Angola on taking the lead with a positive initial statement.
Foreign Office Minister Peter Hain today welcomed the conclusions of the Peace Congress hosted by the Angolan Churches in Luanda from 18-21 July. He said:
'I welcome the conclusions of the Peace Congress hosted by the Angolan Churches in Luanda from 18-21 July. The Angolan Churches are to be applauded for taking this positive initiative, bringing together ordinary Angolans, civil society and government. The conclusions represent the views of a wide section of Angolan society. Peaceful dialogue is the only way forward for Angola - not war.
SPEECH BY FCO MINISTER OF STATE, PETER HAIN, FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE, LONDON, WEDNESDAY 28 JUNE 2000
The problem of illicit diamonds fuelling wars in Africa is an urgent one. Together, we must find solutions. And find them fast.
We must deny 'conflict diamonds' access to our markets:
Statement in the Security Council by Peter Hain MP, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 15 March 2000
Mr President, I congratulate you on bringing us together in open session on this vital subject.
I am also extremely grateful to Ambassador Fowler for his updating briefing.
For too long Angola has been ravaged by conflict. Used as a proxy by the superpowers during the Cold War. Largely ignored when their priorities shifted. The Angolan people continue to suffer enormously.
Speech by British Minister of State Peter Hain
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