Democratic Republic of the CongoOngoing
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Headlines (most recent)
- MSF: Ebola outbreak threatens fragile local health system in eastern DR Congo. 15 Oct 2019
- UNICEF: UNICEF boosts medical aid in DR Congo as measles deaths top 4,000. 9 Oct 2019
- UNHCR: UNHCR aids thousands of Congolese refugees returning home from Angola. 8 Oct 2019
- Save the Children: The Democratic Republic of Congo celebrates its 1000th Ebola survivor. 4 Oct 2019
- WHO: Ebola, cholera and measles: Triple threats to DRC's poorest communities. 28 Sep 2019
Most read reports
- MSF: Ebola outbreak threatens fragile local health system in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. 15 Oct 2019
- UN SC: Security Council Press Statement on Situation in Democratic Republic of Congo, 14 October 2019. 15 Oct 2019
- IITA: Obasanjo urges DR Congo to invest in agriculture to help Africa cut $50 billion food import bill. 9 Oct 2019
- UNHCR: Democratic Republic of the Congo UNHCR Mid-Month Update (1 - 15 September 2019). 14 Oct 2019
- IOM: IOM Democratic Republic of the Congo Emergency Response - Situation Report #5 (1- 15 September 2019). 15 Oct 2019
International hunger targets difficult to reach
- The number of hungry has declined, but remains unacceptably high
-Despite the decline, the ability to achieve international hunger targets such as MDG1 is still at risk
- Governments should encourage increased investment in agriculture, expand safety nets, and enhance income-generating activities for the rural and urban poor.
La FAO et le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) ont indiqué aujourd'hui qu'en dépit de l'amélioration récente et attendue qui a permis de retomber sous le cap du milliard, le nombre d'affamés dans le monde demeure inacceptable.
D'après les nouvelles estimations, 925 millions de personnes continueront à souffrir de faim chronique cette année, soit un recul de 98 millions par rapport au 1,023 milliard de 2009.
"Toutefois, avec la mort d'un enfant toutes les 6 secondes pour des problèmes liés à la malnutrition, la faim demeure la plus …
Though improved, global hunger level "unacceptable
14 September 2010, Rome - FAO and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today said that the number of hungry people in the world remains unacceptably high despite expected recent gains that have pushed the figure below 1 billion.
The new estimate of the number of people who will suffer chronic hunger this year is 925 million - 98 million down from 1.023 billion in 2009.
"But with a child dying every six seconds because of undernourishment related problems, hunger remains the world's largest tragedy and …
The food crisis of 2008 provoked a strong coordinated response from the world community and exposed fundamental problems in the agrofood sector, which continue. Prices remain high in many domestic markets of developing countries, and the risk of future volatility persists. The present economy-wide crisis creates severe economic and social difficulties, which aggravate agricultural problems and the food situation -particularly for least-developed countries and small farmers - and which require stronger actions.
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