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31 Aug 2008 description


Purpose

This update provides members of the regional Food Security and Nutrition Working Group and other decision-makers in West Africa with an overview of regional food security, including the implications of international and sub-regional market trends on food security and nutrition. Information is based on reports by CILSS, FEWS NET, the Club du Sahel, and national Market Information Systems. This edition of this publication focuses on food security during the lean season in key areas of the sub-region.

Introduction

03 Jun 2005 description

June 3, 2005, Baltimore, MD - Despite Togo's relative calm following the confirmation of Faure Gnassingbe as the country's newly-elected President, refugee numbers are increasing asat least34,400Togolese seek refuge in Ghana and Benin while awaiting stability to return to their capital, Lomè.

Over the past five weeks, Catholic Relief Services (CRS)-in coordination with Caritas, USAID and UN and humanitarian agencies-has provided a total of 70 metric tons of food and vital relief supplies to more than 20,000 refugees who fled after the eruption of violence took hold of Lomè when …