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23 Jun 2011 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Many developing countries experience both disasters and confl ict at the same time. The interaction between the two creates and perpetuates vulnerabilities that place communities at risk, further entrenching poverty and inequality. Development trends such as climate change and unsustainable urbanization likely will make these issues worse.

16 Oct 2009 description

World Food Day: Official aid to agriculture to increase

Rome, 16 October 2009 - FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf today called on world leaders to reach a "broad consensus on the total and rapid elimination of hunger" when they gather in Rome for the World Summit on Food Security of Heads of State and Government on November 16-18.

In his annual address to mark World Food Day, Diouf also urged leaders to agree to increase agriculture's share of official development assistance to 17 percent, the level it was in 1980, from the current five percent.

The theme of this …

14 Oct 2009 description
report Cruz Roja Española

Introducción

(Fuentes: FAO, Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja, Cruz Roja Española).

- A comienzos de 2008, los precios mundiales de los alimentos y del petróleo se dispararon. Entre las posibles causas de esta subida vertiginosa se encontraban los efectos del cambio climático, la crisis financiera, continuadas malas cosechas en países exportadores o la producción de biocombustibles.

Los efectos fueron inmediatos.

18 Sep 2009 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The record-breaking 15 flash appeals in 2007 brought to the fore some long-standing weaknesses in flash appeal principles and practices, which the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) moved to correct.

31 Aug 2009 description
report Cruz Roja Española
  • La organización cuenta con más de 200 delegados para desarrollar su labor internacional.

    - Cruz Roja ha podido atender con acciones directas a más de dos millones de personas durante 2008.

    En un entorno mundial más debilitado que en años anteriores debido a la crisis del sistema financiero internacional y la reducción de los mercados globales, Cruz Roja Española ha continuado trabajando en 2008 con las comunidades y ha redoblado sus esfuerzos en áreas como la Seguridad Alimentaria y el Desarrollo Económico, con el fin de contribuir a mejorar la situación de muchas personas y …

18 Feb 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights

03 Apr 2007 description

HIGHLIGHTS

World cereal production in 2007 is forecast by FAO to increase some 4 percent to a record 2 082 million tonnes. The bulk of the increase is expected in maize, with a bumper crop already being gathered in South America, and a sharp increase in plantings expected in the United States. A significant rise in wheat output is also foreseen, with a recovery in some major exporting countries' crops after weather problems last year.

Another good cereal crop likely in 2007 in the group of Low-Income Food-Deficit countries (LIFDCs).

26 Mar 2007 description

El invierno que ahora finaliza ha sido muy duro en algunas regiones del planeta y ha tenido en ellas efectos devastadores. China, Bolivia o Ecuador han padecido sus efectos y millones de personas se han visto afectadas por los temporales de nieve y las inundaciones.

Por otra parte, los conflictos en África, Oriente Medio y Asia han seguido cobrándose sus ya habituales víctimas y en algunos lugares parece que la situación está lejos de mejorar (en el BIAH analizaremos el recrudecimiento de la violencia en Somalia y Chad, los graves disturbios en Kenia tras las elecciones y las nuevas e …

18 Aug 2006 description

This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Refugees and IDPs, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

30 Jun 2006 description

This week's report covers the following sectors: Agriculture, Coordination and Support Services, Education, Food, Health, Protection / Human Rights / Rule of Law, Security, Shelter and Non-food Items, Water & Sanitation

10 May 2001 description


This Programme Update is intended for reporting on Annual Appeals.
Period covered: January - March, 2001.

Appeal Target CHF 10,000,000

"At a Glance"


Appeal coverage: 49.8%

Related Appeals: N/A

Outstanding needs: CHF 6,656,518