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31 Dec 2008 description

This price watch bulletin covers the quarterly period from September to November 2008. The objective of the bulletin is to provide early warning information on price changes of staple food commodities and their likely impact on the cost of the food basket. Price changes are determined for each country on a quarterly basis.

Highlights:

- Prices still remain significantly higher compared to last year and long term averages, especially in Eastern and Southern Africa, Asia and Middle East.

30 Dec 2008 description

Contexte général

La situation sécuritaire dans l'est de la RDC est toujours précaire. En plus de cela une épidémie d'Ebola vient d'être confirmée dans la province du Kasaï Occidental, zone de santé de Mweka. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe n'est toujours pas sous contrôle. L'épidémie s'est propagée dans les pays d'Afrique australe.

29 Dec 2008 description

General Context

The security situation in eastern DRC is still precarious. In addition an outbreak of Ebola has been confirmed in the province of Kasaï Occidental, health zone of Mweka. The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is not yet under control. The outbreak has spread in the Southern African countries. WHO and partners continue to support efforts aimed at information sharing from affected border districts, strengthening surveillance, as well as for resource mobilization.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- Angola: The cholera outbreak is still of high concern.

18 Dec 2008 description

Highlights of a new FAO report

- As the year draws to a close, FAO's latest estimates confirm that a new record high level of global cereal production was achieved in 2008, sufficient to cover the expected increase in utilization in 2008/09 and also allow for a moderate replenishment of world reserves.

- Most of the increase in production this year has been among the developed countries, with that in the developing countries rising just marginally.

16 Dec 2008 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/AB/3884

Sixty-third General Assembly
Fifth Committee

15 Dec 2008 description

Contexte général

La situation en RDC est toujours instable avec une aide humanitaire qui ne parvient pas à atteindre plusieurs personnes. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe n'est toujours pas sous contrôle. Elle se propage dans les pays d'Afrique australe.

15 Dec 2008 description

General Context

The situation in DRC is still unstable with humanitarian aid not reaching many people. The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is still out of control. The outbreak is spreading in the Southern African countries. WHO and partners continue to support efforts aimed at information sharing from affected border districts, strengthening surveillance, as well as for resource mobilization.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- Angola: The cholera outbreak is of high concern as the possibility of spreading to all the Country is becoming real.

08 Dec 2008 description

Contexte général

Les combats dans l'est de la RDC et la situation humanitaire au Zimbabwe continuent de focaliser l'attention de la communauté humanitaire. L'épidémie de choléra au Zimbabwe se propage dans les pays voisins suscitant une grande préoccupation à cause de sa dimension sous régionale. L'OMS et ses partenaires appuient les efforts de partage d'information sur les districts frontaliers touchés, le renforcement de la surveillance aussi bien que la mobilisation des ressources.

08 Dec 2008 description

General Context

Fighting in eastern DRC and the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe continue to focus the attention of the humanitarian community. The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is spreading in the Southern African countries raising a big concern about its regional dimension.

01 Dec 2008 description

Contexte général

Les combats dans l'est de la RDC et la situation humanitaire au Zimbabwe focalisent toujours l'attention de la communauté internationale et humanitaire.

01 Dec 2008 description

General Context

Fighting in eastern DRC and the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe continue to focus the attention of the international and humanitarian community. Other Political crises leading to insecurity, displacement of populations in some countries are still on-going. Diseases outbreaks continue to strike several countries.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- CAR: High concern over security situation in many areas continues especially in the Northwest in view of the approaching date for the beginning of the Global and Inclusive Peace Dialogue of 5th of December 2008.

24 Nov 2008 description

Contexte général

L'attention de la communauté internationale et humanitaire est encore focalisée sur la situation humanitaire dans l'est de la RDC où environ 1,6 millions de personnes sont déplacées.

24 Nov 2008 description

General Context

The attention of international and humanitarian community is still focused on the humanitarian situation in the eastern DRC where about 1.6 million people are displaced. The upsurge of cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe is also of high concern in an environment disrupted by a chronic humanitarian crisis.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- CAR: High concern over security situation in many areas.

19 Nov 2008 description

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Welcome to all of you gathered here today for the Humanitarian Appeal 2009, and a particularly warm welcome to my fellow speakers today, Hilde Johnson, Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund, Elisabeth Rasmusson, Secretary-General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, and Aeneas Chuma, who is the UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Kenya.

We are here to ask for a response to the urgent call of 30 million people across 31 countries …

17 Nov 2008 description

General Context

The humanitarian situation of about 1.6 million people displaced in the eastern DRC is still of high concern because despite ongoing diplomatic talks, fighting continues. Killing of civilians and recruitment of child soldiers are now reported by UN peacekeepers.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- CAR: High concern over security situation in many areas. An unidentified armed group attacked a village of Ouamba in the South-west. This situation led to population displacement not yet quantified.

17 Nov 2008 description
report UN Children's Fund

Asia and the Pacific

Problem Statement/Context: The Asia Pacific region has an emergency profile characterized by a combination of natural disasters, civil/political unrest with pockets of conflict situations, and recent emerging new global threats such as high food and fuel prices crisis, the threat of pandemic influenza and other emerging diseases.

17 Nov 2008 description

Contexte général

La situation humanitaire des quelques 1,6 millions de personnes déplacées dans l'est de la RDC est toujours très préoccupante parce que, malgré le ballet diplomatique en cours, les combats continuent.

10 Nov 2008 description

General Context

The humanitarian situation result of fighting in Eastern DRC with about 1.6 million people displaced in the region is still of high concerns. Killing of civilians are now reported by UN peacekeepers. Other Political crises leading to insecurity, displacement of populations in some countries are still on-going. Diseases outbreaks continue to strike several countries. WHO continue to provide technical support in many countries in crisis.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- CAR: Security situation relatively calm.

03 Nov 2008 description

General Context

Humanitarian disaster as the result of fighting in Eastern DRC with about 1.6 million people displaced in the region has focused the attention of all humanitarian and international community this week. Other Political crises leading to insecurity, displacement of populations in some countries are still ongoing. Diseases outbreaks continue to strike several countries. WHO continue to provide technical support in many countries in crisis.

Countries Situations

Acute Crises

- CAR: Security situation relatively calm.

03 Nov 2008 description

Contexte général

Le désastre humanitaire suite aux combats dans l'est de la RDC avec environ 1,6 millions de personnes déplacées dans la région a focalisé cette semaine l'attention de toute la communauté humanitaire et internationale. D'autres crises politiques conduisant à l'insécurité, aux déplacements des populations dans certains pays continuent. Les épidémies frappent toujours plusieurs pays.