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22 Sep 2011 description

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has sent emergency supplies to Addis Abba in response to a request from the Government of Ethiopia, following the drought crisis affecting the Horn of Africa including Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti. The aid supplies, worth 40 million JPY (USD 525,000), arrived in the country on 10 September 2011. All goods are to be distributed through the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to Somali refugee camps in the Dollo Ado area.

19 Aug 2011 description

The emergency supplies from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), for victims of the drought crisis affecting the Horn of Africa, touched down in Nairobi on 16 August. This emergency supplies were sent in response to the request from the Kenyan Government. All good are to be distributed through the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

A handover ceremony was held at the UNHCR warehouse, near Nairobi International Airport, on 17 August.

12 Mar 2009 description

Near the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka thousands of people rioted last year, sm ashing cars and buses and vandalizing factories. In a string of countries throughout Africa, in Central Asia and Latin America there were similar disturbances and unrest.

Even in the United States, one of the country's most popular retail outlets imposed a temporary limit on amounts or rice customers could buy. In North Korea the situation was so dire that one government official predicted "Life is more than difficult.