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04 May 2015 description
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General Situation during April 2015
Forecast until mid-June 2015

18 Oct 2013 description

The Global Food Security update provides a quarterly overview of key food security trends in vulnerable countries. Information is provided by WFP VAM field teams and partners.

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• In Syria, revised estimates indicate that the number of IDPs has risen to 6.5 million from 4.25 million in July. Vulnerability is increasing due to conflict, reduced economic activity, reduced crop production and high prices. As of October, UNHCR reports that over 2 million Syrians had found refuge in neighboring countries.

12 Apr 2013 description

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée préoccupante en mars dans les aires de reproduction hivernale le long des deux rives de la mer Rouge avec la poursuite des opérations de lutte contre des bandes larvaires et des essaims.

04 Apr 2013 description

Hoppers hatching and forming bands along Nile River in Sudan

The Desert Locust situation continues to remain serious in the Central Region. Hopper bands and swarms continued to form in the winter breeding areas along both sides of the Red Sea during March. Locust numbers declined after mid-March due to control operations, dry vegetation and migration to the Nile Valley in Sudan and Egypt, and northwards to the Sinai Peninsula, Israel, Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon.

18 Feb 2013 description

In Syria, insurgents heightened their offensive to capture airports and air bases in Aleppo, leading to intense fighting across the province. In eastern Syria, rebels captured the town al-Shaddadeh after three days of fighting that left 130 people dead and forced some 40,000 people to flee the town. The number of Syrian refugees continued to rise, amounting to a total of 830,675, an increase of around 38,500 newly registered refugees or individuals awaiting registration in a week.

30 Apr 2008 description

Executive Summary

Food insecurity is an issue in many countries across the region. The humanitarian impact of the rise in food prices has been felt particularly in Egypt, Yemen and Tajikistan. In Egypt, the price of basic food staples has soared by 70%. The situation is exacerbated by Egypt's reliance on food imports and it is believed that the impact of international high prices may worsen if imports are not reduced and local production of staples increased.

06 Dec 2004 description
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General Situation during November 2004
Forecast until mid-January 2005

19 Nov 2004 description

Countries should closely monitor the situation and undertake any necessary control - no reason to panic

Rome, 19 November 2004 -- FAO has alerted Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, Saudi Arabia and Sudan of the possibility of a few desert locust swarms arriving from northern Egypt.