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15 Nov 1999 description

Press Release 99/70 C/5
Rome, November 15, 1999 -- While increasing numbers of people face food emergencies, the causes are changing, suggest two UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports released today. "For the first time, human induced disasters such as civil strife and economic crises have more effect on food shortages than nature-induced crises," said Dr. Hartwig de Haen, Assistant Director General of FAO.

14 Oct 1999 description

LONDON, 14 October -- Every night, almost 800 million people in the developing world go to sleep hungry, reports the first edition of The State of Food Insecurity in the World, issued today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). That is more than the combined population of Europe and North America - a 'hungry continent' of women, men and children who may never reach their physical and mental potential because they do not have enough to eat.

17 Sep 1999 description


HIGHLIGHTS
The outlook for 1999 cereal production has improved slightly since June, due mainly to better crop prospects in Asia and North America. World production, however, will not be sufficient to meet anticipated consumption requirements and global stocks will need to be drawn down.

06 Aug 1999 description

This report includes: A) Democratic People's Republic of Korea - floods B) Afghanistan C) Sierra Leone D) Somalia E) Ethiopia F) D.R. Congo - Angolan refugees G) Zambia - D.R. Congo refugees.

01 Aug 1999 description


Information available as of 15 August 1999 was used in preparing this report.
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09 Jul 1999 description

This report includes: A) Democratic People's Republic of Korea B) FR Yugoslavia and region - Kosovo crisis C) Afghanistan D) East and Central Africa: Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo/Brazzaville E) Ethiopia.

25 Jun 1999 description

Issued weekly by the United Nations World Food Programme

22 Apr 1999 description
report UN Children's Fund

Thursday, 22 April 1999: The expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Kosovars from their homes and the violence that many have endured in recent weeks is an unspeakable tragedy that deserves the world's attention, UNICEF said today, but it should not eclipse the plight of more than 22 million other people worldwide who have been displaced by wars and civil conflicts.