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16 Oct 2008 description
report Oxfam

The recent sharp increase in food prices should have benefited millions of poor people who make their living from agriculture. However, decades of misguided policies by developing country governments on agriculture, trade, and domestic markets - often promoted by international financial institutions and supported by donor countries - have prevented poor farmers and rural workers from reaping the benefits of higher commodity prices. As a result, the crisis is hurting poor producers and consumers alike, threatening to reverse recent progress on poverty reduction in many countries.

18 Sep 2008 description

Instead of the usual depiction of conflicts as countrywide and defined by national boundaries, this map displays distinct conflict-affected areas in Africa as sub-national and transnational pockets of insecurity, violence, and armed aggression.  Areas of conflict were drawn around locations of reported conflict incidents in 2007 and 2008, as well as concentrations of internally displaced persons and cross-border rebel bases and refugee camps in neighboring countries.

03 Jul 2008 description

Situation générale en juin 2008

Prévisions jusqu'à'mi-août 2008

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin a été calme en juin mais quelques essaims non détectés peuvent avoir persisté sur les hauts plateaux de l'Éthiopie et s'être déplacés vers le nord de la Somalie. Dans les zones de reproduction printanière, les opérations de lutte terrestre contre des groupes larvaires ont pris fi n dans le sud-est de l'Iran alors que quelques petites populations résiduelles persistaient dans l'ouest du Pakistan.

08 May 2008 description

Situation générale en avril 2008

Prévisions jusqu'à'mi-juin 2008

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin a été généralement calme en avril sauf en éthiopie, en Arabie Saoudite et en Iran. En éthiopie, des essaims ont persisté dans le sud et la saison des pluies a commencé dans la région de l'Ogaden, dans l'est, o=F9 les essaims vont probablement se déplacer et pondre. De petits groupes et bandes larvaires se sont formés dans l'intérieur de l'Arabie Saoudite et le sud-est de l'Iran, suite aux pontes de mars.

05 May 2008 description
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General Situation during April 2008
Forecast until mid-June 2008

01 May 2008 description

Enrique de Loma-Ossorio y Carmen Lahoz

(Para el Correo)

En las =FAltimas semanas, la subida del precio de los alimentos se ha convertido en un tema de creciente interés en la prensa internacional. Las causas, efectos y posibles soluciones están siendo objeto de análisis y reflexión por parte de todos, y la situación esta generando indignación, preocupación y desconcierto.

29 Apr 2008 description

By Elizabeth Griffin

This is how Haiti's poor describe the burning sensation associated with chronic hunger: like drinking bleach or battery acid.

The Haitian Creole phrases klorox and asid batri are being heard more often on the streets of the Western Hemisphere's poorest country lately as the skyrocketing price of food - part of a global crisis - pushes more people to the brink of starvation.

The rising cost of food staples around the world is making national and international headlines.

02 Apr 2008 description

Situation générale en mars 2008

Prévisions jusqu'à'mi-mai 2008

En mars, la situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée préoccupante en éthiopie o=F9 des essaims ont persisté dans le sud. On ne connaît pas exactement le nombre d'essaims présents mais on s'attend à ce qu'ils se déplacent vers la région de l'Ogaden, voire le nord de la Somalie, et se reproduisent en avril en cas de pluie. Plusieurs essaims ont attaqué des fermes dans l'est de l'Arabie Saoudite et des pontes ont été signalées.

01 Apr 2008 description
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General Situation during March 2008
Forecast until mid-May 2008

04 Mar 2008 description

Situation générale en février 2008

Prévisions jusqu'à'mi-avril 2008

En février, la situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée préoccupante dans certaines parties de la Région centrale. Plusieurs essaims se sont formés dans le centre d'Oman et ont traversé l'est du Yémen, l'Arabie Saoudite et les EAU en direction du sud de l'Iran. éclosions et formation de bandes larvaires vont probablement avoir lieu dans le sud de l'Iran. Des essaims immatures ont persisté dans les zones accidentées du sud éthiopien, o=F9 peu de traitements ont pu être réalisés.

03 Mar 2008 description
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General Situation during February 2008
Forecast until mid-April 2008

03 Mar 2008 description

Note: Map production date estimated.
Situation: Feb 2008. Forecast to: 15.04.2008.

12 Feb 2008 description

GENEVA (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency today launched an appeal for US$63 million to fund its 2008 operations in Southern Sudan, including organising the voluntary return and reintegration of 80,000 Sudanese refugees now in neighbouring countries.

UNHCR said funds raised in the supplementary appeal would ensure continuing support for the repatriation process, which has seen the return home of more than 169,000 Sudanese refugees and an estimated 1.9 million internally displaced Sudanese since a comprehensive peace agreement in January 2005 ended the long-running civil war.

08 Feb 2008 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 8 February 2008 (IRIN) - As global warming pushes temperatures up and droughts become more intense, the production of maize, southern Africa's staple food, could drop by as much as 30 percent in another two decades, according to a new study.

The study by a group of Stanford University researchers calls on countries to opt for long-term measures like the development of new crop varieties and investment in irrigation, which could help lessen the impact on food production more substantially than shifting planting dates.

"Adaptation is a key factor that will shape …

04 Feb 2008 description
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General Situation during January 2008
Forecast until mid-March 2008

04 Feb 2008 description

Note: Map production date estimated.
Situation: Jan 2008. Forecast to: 15.03.2008.

24 Jan 2008 description

Southern Sudan - Return and Reintegration of Sudanese Refugees and IDPs

Executive summary

Since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), more than 169,000 Sudanese refugees have returned home along with an estimated 1.6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs). The CPA and its implementation will continue to define the broader political climate in Southern Sudan and shape the environment in which the United Nations and its partners will operate.

03 Jan 2008 description
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General Situation during December 2007
Forecast until mid-February 2008