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31 Oct 2005 description

AFRICA: In eastern Africa, despite improved outlook for current season crops in several countries, more than 18 million people are in need of food assistance. In western Africa, notwithstanding improved harvest prospects generally in the Sahel, the food security situation is still of concern notably in Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso. In Southern Africa, food insecurity is worsening for an estimated 12 million people due to reduced harvests in 2005, escalating food prices and rising energy costs.

30 Sep 2005 description

INTRODUCTION

This is the second issue for 2005 of this report prepared by the FAO Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) on the food supply situation and cereal import and food aid requirements for all countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The report is designed to provide the latest analysis and information on the food situation in these countries to governments, international organizations and other institutions engaged in humanitarian operations.

28 Sep 2005 description

Rome, 28 September 2005 - Most regions in sub-Saharan Africa continue to need some food assistance, but the situation is worst in southern Africa, where about 12 million people need immediate emergency food following a poor cereal harvest earlier this year, according to a report issued today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

16 Sep 2005 description

Généralités

La méningite à méningocoques est une infection bactérienne des méninges, les minces lames de tissus entourant le cerveau et la moëlle épinière, dont les symptômes fréquents à début brutal sont céphalées, fièvre élevée, raideur de la nuque et photophobie. L'agent étiologique, Neisseria meningitidis (Nm), se transmet d'une personne à l'autre par les gouttelettes de Fl=FCgge contaminées, souvent émises par des porteurs asymptomatiques.

16 Sep 2005 description

Background

Meningococcal meningitis is a bacterial infection of the meninges, the thin lining that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, whose common symptoms are sudden onset of headache, high fever, stiff neck and sensitivity to light. The causative agent, Neisseria meningitidis (Nm), is transmitted from person to person through infected respiratory droplets, often from asymptomatic carriers. In fact, Nm is carried in the nasopharyngeal mucosa of at least 10% of the general population of endemic areas at any given time.

09 Sep 2005 description

FAONEWSRELEASE 05/114e

Addis Ababa/Rome, 9 September 2005 - Ministers of education, agriculture, fisheries and rural development and high-level officials from eleven African countries today agreed to make education in rural areas a top priority.

08 Sep 2005 description
report World Bank

Disease kills more than a million people each year and blunts economic growth

07 Sep 2005 description
report World Bank

September 7, 2005 -- The World Bank is sponsoring a summit in Paris in a bid to secure more resources and better coordination in the fight against malaria in Africa.

06 Sep 2005 description

6 September 2005, Rome - "Education is the most effective way to empower the rural poor to get out of poverty and to ensure that the Millennium Development Goals are met in sub-Saharan Africa," according to FAO.

In a paper to be presented at a ministerial seminar in Addis Abeba (7-9 September 2005), the UN agency underlines the critical role of agriculture and highlights the important contribution of education for sustainable development and for eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas.

01 Sep 2005 description
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General Situation during August 2005
Forecast until mid-October 2005

24 Aug 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:
Comments on the Current Niger Weather Conditions:

2005 seasonal rainfall throughout much of Niger has been greater than normal, leading to very good agricultural conditions in most of the region. As a result Niger is not carried as a weather hazard. The current food security crisis in Niger is the result of various factors including an early end to the rainy season and locust infestations last year as well as high cereal prices this year. For more information on the crisis see FEWS NET's reporting on crisis in Niger at www.fews.net/niger

11 Aug 2005 description

"A 2020 Vision for Food, Agriculture, and the Environment" is an initiative of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to develop a shared vision and consensus for action on how to meet future world food needs while reducing poverty and protecting the environment.

11 Aug 2005 description


Weekly Introduction:
Update of Locust Activity: August 11 - 17, 2005

July Monthly Weather Summary from the CPC African Desk:

05 Aug 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

30 Jun 2005 description

AFRICA: In eastern Africa, heavy rains and floods have caused loss of life and destroyed crops and infrastructure in several countries. However, prospects for current crops have improved. In southern Africa, cereal import requirements in 2005/06 (excluding South Africa) are estimated about 30 percent higher than last year due to substantially reduced harvests in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. South Africa, on the other hand, is estimated to have more than enough exportable surplus of maize to meet the import needs of the subregion.

17 Jun 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors/countries:
Sectors: Agriculture, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

This report includes:

(A) Highlights

10 Jun 2005 description

ROME -- President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), James Morris, today called for greater efforts to eradicate child hunger and malnutrition in Africa, ahead of next month's summit of the G8 leading industrialised countries in Scotland.

President Obasanjo, who was in Rome for discussions with Morris and to address WFP's governing Executive Board, said Nigeria was working with WFP and other agencies to give agriculture and food security pride of place.

03 Jun 2005 description

This week 's report covers the following sectors/countries:

Sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Infrastructure and Rehabilitation, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

This report includes:

(A) Highlights

(B) Middle East,Central Asia and Eastern Europe: (1) (2) Afghanistan

(C) East & Central Africa: (1) Burundi (2) Congo (3) Congo, DR (4) Djibouti (5) Eritrea (6) Ethiopia (7) Kenya (8) Rwanda (9) Somalia (10) Sudan (11) Tanzania (12) …