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17 Oct 2013 description

The country does not produce a significant quantity of cereals. The staple foods are sweet potatoes, cassava and plantains. With a population of about 757 000, the total cereal requirement for 2013, overwhelmingly supplied through commercial imports, is estimated at about 28 000 tonnes, including 8 000 tonnes of rice and 20 000 tonnes of wheat.

16 Oct 2013 description

Immunisation has been one of the great success stories of global health. It is estimated to prevent the deaths of two to three million children each year. But another 1.5 million children still die from diseases that could be prevented by routine vaccines.

Read the full story on the BBC.

11 Jul 2013 description

Le CERF alloue plus de 19,8 millions de dollars pour des programmes d’urgence au second trimestre

Le Fonds Central d’Intervention d’Urgence des Nations Unies (CERF) a alloué au cours des trois derniers mois un total de 19,8 millions de dollars au Congo, au Mali, à la République Centrafricaine (RCA), au Sénégal et au Tchad. Cette dotation porte à 47,9 millions de dollars le montant total alloué en 2013 à l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre.

11 Jul 2013 description

During the second quarter, CERF allocates over US$ 19.8 million for Life saving programs

The United Nations Cenral Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated over the last three months a total of US$19.8 million to Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Congo, Mali and Senegal. This brings to $47.9 million the total amount allocated so far in 2013 to West and Central Africa.

11 Jul 2013 description

World cereal production set to reach historic high in 2013

Serious food insecurity affects Syria, Central Africa, parts of West Africa

11 July 2013, Rome - World total cereal production is forecast to increase by about 7 percent in 2013 compared to last year, helping to replenish global inventories and raise expectations for more stable markets in 2013/14, according to the latest issue of FAO's quarterly Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.

10 Jul 2013 description

Risk of mass killing rises in African countries following foreign military intervention – 2013 Peoples under Threat global survey

Eight most at risk states out of top ten subject to recent or prolonged foreign military interventions

10 July 2013

08 Jul 2013 description

In Syria, the regime’s offensive on Homs governorate and city is on-going with artillery and air strikes being reported. An estimated, 2,500 and 4,000 civilians are allegedly trapped in and around the city. Meanwhile, the number of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries continues to increase and is now approaching 1.75 million people according to UNHCR.

21 Jun 2013 description

10 millions de dollars pour financer les actions de sécurité alimentaire dans la région

20 juin 2013, Rome - L'Angola vient d'annoncer son intention de verser 10 millions de dollars au Fonds de solidarité pour la sécurité alimentaire en Afrique, que gère la FAO, afin de promouvoir la sécurité alimentaire en Afrique.

Le ministère angolais de l'Agriculture et du Développement M. Afonso Pedro Canga a annoncé ce don lors du lancement officiel du Fonds en marge de la 38e Conférence de la FAO, l'organe directeur souverain de l'Organisation.

20 Jun 2013 description

Government of Angola donates $10 million to fund food security actions in the region

20 June 2013, Rome - Angola announced it will give $10 million to the new Africa Solidarity Trust Fund administered by FAO, to be invested in promoting food security in Africa.

The announcement, made by Afonso Pedro Canga, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Angola, came at the official launch of the fund at a side event during the 38th FAO Conference, the Organization's highest governing body.

24 May 2013 description


Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Twelfth Session
7th Meeting (PM)

Member States , Intergovernmental Organizations, United Nations Agencies Weigh in on Relationship between Governments, Pastoralists

07 May 2013 description
report Human Rights Watch

Troubling Conditions Compromise May 26 Legislative Vote

(London) – Serious human rights violations and denial of fundamental freedoms in Equatorial Guinea are casting a shadow over campaigning ahead of the May 26, 2013 legislative elections, Amnesty International, EG Justice, and Human Rights Watch said in a statement released today.

19 Apr 2013 description

19-04-2013 Introduction

Établie à Yaoundé (Cameroun) depuis 1992, la délégation régionale du CICR pour l’Afrique centrale soutient la mise en œuvre du droit international humanitaire en Angola, au Cameroun, au Gabon, en Guinée équatoriale, en République du Congo et à Sao Tomé-et-Principe. Elle apporte également protection et assistance aux personnes déplacées par la violence, réalise des activités de rétablissement des liens familiaux, visite des détenus et soutient le développement des Sociétés nationales de la Croix-Rouge de la région.

25 Feb 2013 description

La Guinée équatoriale est le premier pays à contribuer, à hauteur de 30 millions de dollars, à cette initiative de l’Afrique à l’Afrique pour lutter contre la faim

22 février 2013, Malabo/Rome - La Guinée équatoriale a fait don aujourd'hui de 30 millions de dollars à un nouveau fonds de solidarité qui vise à mobiliser les ressources financières de l'Afrique pour renforcer la sécurité alimentaire de la région.

23 Feb 2013 description

Equatorial Guinea provides first contribution of $30 million for "Africa for Africa" anti-hunger pool

22 February 2013, Malabo/Rome - Equatorial Guinea today donated $30 million to a new solidarity trust fund that aims to mobilize African financial resources in support of strengthening food security in the region.

The first donation to the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund was made official in a ceremony at the margins of the third Africa-South America Summit in Malabo, attended by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.