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19 Feb 2014 description

The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained active on the Red Sea coasts in January where breeding continued and hoppers and swarms were reported in several places in Eritrea, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen during this month.

17 Jan 2014 description

Summary

The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation continued developing in Eritrea, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Sudan, in December. Aerial and ground operations treated close to 80,000 ha during this month.

12 Jan 2010 description
report Freedom House

Washington

For the fourth consecutive year, global declines in freedom outweighed gains in 2009, as measured by Freedom House's annual survey of political rights and civil liberties, Freedom in the World 2010.

03 Jan 2007 description

Weekly Introduction:

Tropical Cyclone Clovis

Tropical Cyclone Clovis has been slowly developing over the last week. The storm is currently at its peak intensity and will likely make landfall on Madagascar during the early part of the next week.

04 Apr 2006 description

By Lisa Haarlander

CHICAGO, April 4 (Reuters) - The Bush administration, in an overhaul of a key food aid program, may halve the number of nations receiving assistance while boosting spending on the neediest countries, mostly in Africa, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

"This is not a cut in food aid. It's shifting it to the places that need it most," said Jonathan Dworken, acting director of U.S.