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18 Feb 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights

05 Apr 2007 description

Pledges & contributions

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is pleased to acknowledge the receipt of seven new contributions totalling $26,503,974, as of 2 April. The contributions were made by Ireland ($26,273,974), Israel ($15,000), Malaysia ($100,000), Philippines ($5,000), Saudi Arabia ($50,000) and Thailand ($10,000) for 2007, and again by Saudi Arabia ($50,000) for 2006.

03 Apr 2007 description

HIGHLIGHTS

World cereal production in 2007 is forecast by FAO to increase some 4 percent to a record 2 082 million tonnes. The bulk of the increase is expected in maize, with a bumper crop already being gathered in South America, and a sharp increase in plantings expected in the United States. A significant rise in wheat output is also foreseen, with a recovery in some major exporting countries' crops after weather problems last year.

Another good cereal crop likely in 2007 in the group of Low-Income Food-Deficit countries (LIFDCs).

26 Mar 2007 description

El invierno que ahora finaliza ha sido muy duro en algunas regiones del planeta y ha tenido en ellas efectos devastadores. China, Bolivia o Ecuador han padecido sus efectos y millones de personas se han visto afectadas por los temporales de nieve y las inundaciones.

Por otra parte, los conflictos en África, Oriente Medio y Asia han seguido cobrándose sus ya habituales víctimas y en algunos lugares parece que la situación está lejos de mejorar (en el BIAH analizaremos el recrudecimiento de la violencia en Somalia y Chad, los graves disturbios en Kenia tras las elecciones y las nuevas e …