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21 Mar 2013 description

KEY MESSAGES FROM THE FSNWG MEETING March 21, 2013

  • Fighting in CAR has led to acute food insecurity for almost half of the country. CAR remains a forgotten crisis.

  • Poor belg rains raise concerns for areas in Ethiopia where there have been three poor or failed cropping seasons

  • Despite the generally good prevailing conditions approximately 16M people remain in crisis or emergency (IPC Phase 3 & 4) in the region

31 Aug 2010 description

Impact of armed conflict on children: the Sudan perspective

The nature of armed conflict has changed since the end of the cold war in the 90s. Nowadays, armed conflicts mostly confine the lives of civilians, over half of whom are children (Steven Hick, 2001, P.106).

31 Aug 2009 description

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REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

1. Democratic Republic of Congo: protect civilians against rape and injustice

On 10 August, the Congo Advocacy Coalition urged US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, to press the Congolese government and UN peacekeepers for more effective measures to protect civilians and pursue justice for serious crimes.

22 Jan 2009 description

In 2007 and 2008 international food and oil prices soared causing riots in over 30 countries, threatening to undo any progress made towards Millennium Development Goals 1 and 4 - eradicating hunger and under-five child mortality. In this report, Action Against Hunger looks at the impact these global trends had on malnutrition and food security. Despite cereal prices falling on the global market, recent surveillance shows that food commodity prices have remained high or increased in 32 of the 36 vulnerable countries monitored (WFP 2008c).

22 Jan 2009 description

In view of Monday's UN food security summit in Madrid, international humanitarian organisation Action Against Hunger (ACF) announces the publication of its latest report titled Feeding Hunger and Insecurity.

19 Jun 2001 description

Approximately 465,000 Sudanese were refugees or asylum seekers at the end of 2000: some 200,000 in Uganda, about 70,000 in Ethiopia, an estimated 70,000 in Congo-Kinshasa, at least 55,000 in Kenya, 35,000 in Central African Republic, about 20,000 in Chad, some 12,000 in Egypt, and nearly 2,000 new Sudanese asylum applicants in Europe.

14 Feb 2001 description

(Bamako, Mali: 14 February 2001) The International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) today called on all countries of Africa to join, implement and comply with the international treaty banning antipersonnel mines (the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty) at the opening of a two-day regional governmental meeting on landmines in Bamako, Mali.