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31 Dec 2013 description

Executive Summary

In 2009, an estimated 400 000 children were newly infected with HIV, with 90% of infections occurring in children in sub-Saharan Africa through mother-to-child transmission (MTCT). Without any intervention, the risk of MTCT ranges from 20% to 45%; without any treatment, half of the babies will die before their second birthday. About 42 000 to 60 000 of pregnant women die from HIV. In contrast, in high-income countries, the number of new infections among children as well as the number of maternal and child deaths due to HIV are virtually zero.

26 Dec 2013 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JUNE 2014

Summary

20 Dec 2013 description

UNHCR releases data for first half 2013 showing sharp rise in forced displacement

UNHCR warned today in a report that 2013 was on track for some of the highest levels of forced displacement ever seen by the agency, due to unusually large numbers of new refugees and internally displaced people. The report said 5.9 million people were forced to flee their homes in the first six months of the year, compared with 7.6 million for all of 2012. The biggest producer of new displacement was Syria.

20 Dec 2013 description

RMMS presents an end of year trend summary and analysis for 2013 with a focus on the Horn of Africa and Yemen region and neighbouring areas. For ease of reading this presentation avoids using statistics and more detailed elaboration but provides a generic overview of prominent trends. Statistical details can be found in RMMS literature produced during the course of 2013 (Regional Mixed Migration Monthly Summaries / Quarterly reports etc )and can be located on our website.

1. Mixed migration: major characteristics

17 Dec 2013 description

In Syria, government military aircraft targeted rebel-held districts in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 15 people according to opposition activists. In parallel, Damascus announced that it had retaken control of the key Damascus – Homs supply highway after gaining ground in the battle for the strategic Qalamoun region. London and Washington decided to suspend all non-lethal assistance to the Syrian opposition fearing that military equipment may fall under the control of Islamic radical groups.

09 Dec 2013 description

Snapshot 3 - 10 December

In Syria, the conflict has been going on for over 1,000 days, and to date, the war has displaced 6.5 million people internally and forced 2.3 million to cross into neighbouring countries. Meanwhile, Washington indicated that it has been in talks with Islamist opposition factions non-linked to Al-Qaeda, in order to push for a negotiated settlement to the crisis.

05 Dec 2013 description

novembre 2013 | Gezahegn AYEL, Raphaël BEAUJEU, Roger BLEIN, Jérôme COSTE, Françoise GÉRARD, Salifou KONATÉ, Henri LETURQUE, Pierre RAYÉ, Galam SIAM

Coordination : Jean-René CUZON et Claude TORRE (AFD); Jean-Christophe DEBAR (FARM)

05 Dec 2013 description
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Monthly Price Watch
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Price Watch Annex

KEY MESSAGES

  • In West Africa, market supplies improved throughout the region in October due to average ongoing harvests. Carryover stocks were average to above-average in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Benin but below-average in many areas of the Niger and Nigeria due to the effects flood and conflict that disrupted the marketing system in 2012 and early 2013. Stable rice imports from international markets contributed to food availability in Senegal and Mauritania (Pages 3-5).

02 Dec 2013 description

In Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that an estimated 126,000 people have died during the conflict, more than a third of them civilians. Meanwhile, Turkey and Iran, which support opposing sides within the crisis, jointly called for a ceasefire before the beginning of the peace talks, set for 22 January in Geneva.

29 Nov 2013 description

From WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

ROME – Proper food and good nutrition can keep people living with HIV healthy and improve the effectiveness of their treatment. On World AIDS Day (1 December) this year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is proud to play a role in the tremendous progress made in the battle against HIV/AIDS in recent years.

In 2012, WFP supported more than 1.5 million people in 33 countries through its HIV and Tuberculosis (TB) programmes.

25 Nov 2013 description

In Syria, government forces fully control the town of Qara after almost a week of heavy fighting which caused over 15,000 Syrian refugees to cross into Lebanon. Meanwhile, the UN stated that it has brokered an agreement allowing for the Government of Syria and opposition negotiators to meet for peace talks in Geneva on January 22. The opposition reaffirmed the conditions of its participation: the release of prisoners, humanitarian assistance for besieged towns, and the exclusion of President Assad from the new transitional government.

25 Nov 2013 description
report EastAfrican

By MICHAEL HAILU

BAMUTURAKI MUSINGUZI spoke to the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA) director at the sidelines of the ICT4Ag: The Digital Springboard for Inclusive Agriculture conference organised by CTA and various Rwandan ministries in Kigali on Nov 4-8.

How have farmers benefited from ICT?

21 Nov 2013 description

CONTENTS

IN BRIEF

  • Legal Aid
  • Pooling the Risk
  • Mapping the Big Picture
  • Farm Bill Follies
  • Détente in the Dairy Sector?
  • On Tap
  • Talking with Morten Jerven

IN FOCUS

  • Coming and Going
  • Saving for a Sunny Day
  • A Bigger Toolbox

IN PERSON

  • Putting a Price Tag on Land Degradation

FEATURE

  • What’s Politics Got to Do with It?

IN NUMBERS

11 Nov 2013 description

Snapshot 5 – 12 November

In Syria, the opposition agreed to participate in international peace talks in Geneva under the condition that President al-Assad is excluded from any transitional government, which constitutes a major obstacle to the initiation of the process as the Government stated it will not enter discussion if this demand is upheld. The peace dialogue has been repeatedly postponed and will not go ahead as planned in November. To date, the overall number of Syrian refugees is over 2.2 million and the number of people in need in the country stands at 9.3 million.

11 Nov 2013 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBOURG, 11 novembre 2013 (IRIN) - Selon une nouvelle série d’études, les facteurs de stress climatique comme les sécheresses et inondations récurrentes portent d’ores et déjà atteinte aux moyens de subsistance de certaines populations, affaiblissant leur capacité à s’adapter ou à améliorer leur vie.

Les auteurs ont exhorté les négociateurs qui se réuniront à Varsovie le 11 novembre, conformément à la Convention-cadre des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques (CCNUCC), de redoubler d’efforts pour atténuer les effets du changement climatique.

06 Nov 2013 description

En esta octava edición del Anuario de Procesos de Paz se analizan los conflictos en los que se llevan a cabo negociaciones para llegar a un acuerdo de paz, con independencia de que estas negociaciones estén formalizadas, se encuentren en fase exploratoria, transcurran satisfactoriamente o, por el contrario, se encuentren estancadas o en plena crisis. También se analizan algunos casos donde las negociaciones o exploraciones son parciales, es decir, que no abarcan la totalidad de los grupos armados presentes en un país (caso de la India, por ejemplo).