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↗ International prices of wheat and maize increased further in February, mainly supported by weather-related concerns and currency movements. Export price quotations of rice also continued to strengthen, although the increases were capped by subsiding global demand for Indica supplies.
↗ In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, continued to increase in February and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of the wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.
International prices of wheat and maize were generally firmer in January, supported by weather-related concerns and a weaker US dollar. Export price quotations of rice also strengthened mainly buoyed by renewed Asian demand.
In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, rose sharply for the third consecutive month in January and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.
↗ International prices of wheat and maize remained relatively stable in November, reflecting good supply conditions, while export quotations of rice strengthened amid increased buying interest and currency movements.
The benchmark US wheat price declined in October mostly because of higher supply prospects while maize quotations firmed due to rain-induced harvest delays. International rice prices strengthened in October, mainly reflecting seasonally tight Japonica and fragrant supplies.
International prices of wheat increased in September mostly because of weather-related concerns, while maize quotations fell further on crop harvest pressure. International rice prices remained generally firm, supported by seasonally tight availabilities of fragrant rice and strong demand for higher quality Indica supplies.
International prices of wheat dipped in August, after increasing in the past few months, following an upturn in production prospects in the Black Sea region which improved the 2017 global supply outlook.
Maize quotations also fell on improved weather conditions and abundant global supplies. International prices of rice were relatively stable, although price movements were mixed across the different rice market segments.
LLUVIAS INTENSAS: Las lluvias continúan afectando a Bolivia. El departamento de Beni ha sido declarado en alerta roja. Se estima que 65,000 personas están afectadas.
MIGRANTES: La situación de los niños, niñas y adolescentes migrantes continúa preocupando a la comunidad humanitaria. El informe “Niños en Fuga” de ACNUR aborda el tema a profundidad; las causas y riesgos que enfrentan los menores en su travesía
BROCA DEL CAFÉ: Brasil declaró emergencia fitosanitaria debido a la infestación de cafetales por broca.
Heavy rains: Bolivia continues to be affected by rains. An estimated 65,000 people are affected. A red alert is active for the department of Beni.
MIGRANTS: The humanitarian community remains concerned about the situation of migrant children and teens. UNHCR’s report “Children on the run” addresses the issue in more depth - the causes and risks children face on their journey.
COFFEE BORER BEETLE: Brazil has declared a phytosanitary emergency for an infestation of the coffee borer beetle
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination
NIGER: UMCOR APPEALS FOR FAMINE RELIEF