Appeals & Response Plans
- Mauritania: Drought - May 2018
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Mauritania: Floods - Sep 2013
- Sahel Crisis: 2011-2017
- Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2009
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2008
- Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2007
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Situation Générale en février 2014
Prévision jusqu'à’mi-avril 2014
Situation Générale en janvier 2014
Prévision jusqu'à’mi-mars 2014
La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée préoccupante en janvier le long des deux rives de la mer Rouge où la reproduction continuait en Érythrée, au Yémen, en Arabie saoudite et, dans une moindre mesure, au Soudan, entraînant la formation de bandes larvaires et d’essaims.
BRUSSELS, April 11 (Reuters) - Donors' decision to suspend $180 million of aid to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria could hit efforts to combat the diseases, the fund's chief said on Monday.
Germany, Spain and Denmark temporarily stopped payments to the Geneva-based fund earlier this year after hearing reports donations had been misused.
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Despite cases of misappropriation accounting for $34 million in four countries (Djibouti, Mali, Mauritania and Zambia) identified and published by the Global Fund, the Netherlands does not intend to suspend its contribution to the Fund. 'We have a zero-tolerance policy on fraud and corruption. Any suspicion of abuse and corruption will be investigated and, if necessary, prosecuted.
- Wheat prices in international markets
continued to rise through the end of 2010 and into 2011,
presumably raising the cost of imported wheat in the Middle East and North Africa.
- In the region, general inflation has been high in the past decade and some governments responded to the
recent hike in international food prices through lowering food import tariffs and increasing food subsidies.
- The most vulnerable countries appear to be Iran, Pakistan, Egypt, and Sudan. Other vulnerable countries
could be Djibouti, Yemen, Iraq, Jordan, Mauritania, and Syria.
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EAST AFRICA: Food security continues to deteriorate following crop failures, high prices, trade disruptions, conflict, and limited food, water, and pasture availability. Needs continue to rise, while food aid pipelines face shortages through the end of the year. High and extreme levels of food insecurity are reported in Ethio pia's Somali, Oromia, SNNP, Amhara, Tigray, and Afar regions; in Kenya's Turkana, Mandera, and Marsabit districts, and southeast ern marginal farming areas; in central and southern …
ROME - As nearly one billion poor people worldwide struggle to survive the unrelenting global high food and fuel price crisis, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today the roll-out of a US$214 million package directed at 16 hunger hotspots.
"With hunger on the rise, we are doing our best to stream incoming contributions to the people most in need in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean," said WFP Executive Director, Josette Sheeran.
ROME - Le Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) a annoncé aujourd'hui la mise en œuvre d'un programme d'aide d'une valeur de 214 millions de dollars destiné à 16 pays affectés par la hausse des prix.
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Agricultural and Rural Development Department