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30 Mar 2012 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 20 March—26 March, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org.

In Focus: Conflicts in South Sudan and Sudan

By Angelia Sanders

09 Feb 2012 description

Media release

Canberra

9 February 2012

Australia is responding quickly to prevent a deepening food shortage in the Sahel region in Africa and address urgent humanitarian needs in Sudan and South Sudan.

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said that millions of people in the Sahel are in need of food following drought, reduced crop harvests and people movements from other parts of Africa affected by conflict, such as Libya and Cote d'Ivoire.

28 Feb 2010 description
  • Agricultural areas of the Sudanian zone and Gulf of Guinea are still generally food secure thanks to good 2009 harvests, particularly for the first and main growing seasons.

    - In general, the Sahelian population is moderately foodinsecure. Pastoralists and agropastoralists in the eastern Sahel, where agropastoral production is especially poor and livestock-to cereal terms of trade are deteriorating, are specifically classified as highly food?insecure.

04 Mar 2008 description

The European Commission has adopted a €160 million food aid decision targeting an estimated 18.7 million people living in regions such as sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Caucasus, the Middle East and North Africa. This funding decision, the largest ever launched by the Commission's Humanitarian Aid department, aims to meet the needs of the most vulnerable people facing food shortages due to natural catastrophes, economic and political crises, and armed conflicts. It is the first food aid decision for 2008.