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07 May 2009 description

Civilians trapped in crossfire with little chance to get food, water or medical care

MSF and podcasts: Islamabad/Brussels - Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has had to halt its emergency medical care in the Swat region of Pakistan and reduce activities in other areas affected by the current warfare. The international humanitarian organisation was the only one supporting the hospital in Mingora and providing ambulance services in Swat.

26 Jan 2009 description

In April 2008, when riots in many places brought into sharp relief the impact soaring food prices had on disadvantaged communities around the world, UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon established a Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis composed of the heads of the United Nations specialised agencies, funds and programmes, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB).1 In July 2008, this Task Force released an Action Plan, the Comprehensive Framework for Action.