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13 Jun 2011 description

The past two decades have delivered unprecedented progress and improvements in quality of life across the developing world. Poverty has fallen in most developing countries, and the number of low-income countries fell from 60 in 2003 to just 39 in 2009. Countries such as India and (particularly) China have managed to lift very large numbers of people out of extreme poverty. Progress has not been restricted to increases in income; many developing countries have also dramatically improved their access to vital services, such as education and health.

15 Mar 2011 description

There is growing tension and frustration among thousands of migrants stranded at Libya's borders with Tunisia and Egypt desperate to be evacuated home.

More than 22,000 migrants are at either Ras Adjir on the Tunisian-Libyan border or at Salum, on the Egyptian-Libyan border, impatient to be evacuated.

06 Mar 2011 description

IOM statistics and daily infographics plus a special infographics summarizing IOM support to Egypt during the Libyan humanitarian emergency:

- Full Report 1: IOM Infographics Support to Egypt

- Full Report 2: IOM Statistics on Operations in Egypt

15 Oct 2010 description

ROME -Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) célèbre aujourd'hui la Journée mondiale de l'alimentation en mettant en valeur les initiatives audacieuses et les remarquables contributions mises en œuvre par des gouvernements pour éradiquer la faim et la malnutrition.

« En agissant ensemble nous avons le pouvoir d'apporter de réels changements dans la vie de millions de personnes qui, autrement, lutteraient pour nourrir leur famille, » indique Sheila Sisulu, Directrice exécutive adjointe pour les solutions à la faim du PAM. «Grâce à nos partenariats avec les …

15 Oct 2010 description

ROME -The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today marks World Food Day by celebrating the bold leadership and outstanding contributions of national governments toward lasting solutions to hunger and malnutrition.

"When we act together we have the power to bring about real change in the lives of millions of people who would otherwise struggle to feed their families," said WFP Deputy Executive Director for Hunger Solutions, Sheila Sisulu.

30 Apr 2009 description

Executive summary

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.