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31 Aug 2011 description
report Maplecroft

A new study assessing the availability and stability of food supplies in 196 countries has rated the food security of Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo as lowest in the world, whilst countries in the drought stricken Horn of Africa are also at ‘extreme risk’.

13 Jul 2011 description

The Australian Government is helping feed people in desperate need of assistance following consecutive droughts across the Horn of Africa.

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said the UN has described the food shortages as the most severe humanitarian crisis in the world today.

“Southern Somalia is the worst hit, with a third of children under 5 malnourished,” Mr Rudd said.

“More than ten million people in Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda are affected, and thousands of Somalis are arriving in Kenya and Ethiopia every month in search of assistance.”

27 Jul 2009 description

Une approche intégrée pour limiter les dégâts

27 juillet 2009, Rome - Chaque année, le feu dévore quelque 350 millions d'hectares de terres boisées, de friches et de cultures provoquant non seulement des dégâts considérables à la nature mais aussi aux habitations et aux propriétés tout en privant de leurs moyens d'existence des milliers, voire des millions, d'individus.

Les incendies provoquent aussi des pertes en vies humaines.

En outre, la destruction du couvert végétal par les incendies incontrôlés aggrave à la fois le réchauffement climatique, la pollution de …

27 Jul 2009 description

An integrated approach to reduce fire losses

Rome, 27 July 2009 - Every year fires affect an estimated 350 million hectares of land, with damage to property, livelihoods and frequently loss of life. Uncontrolled vegetation fires also contribute to global warming, air pollution, desertification and loss of biodiversity.

19 Feb 2009 description

Press Release No.837

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