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30 Dec 2012 description

The Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) conducted in September 2012 aimed at obtaining a better understanding of the situation, needs, risks, capacities and vulnerabilities of refugees in Malawi with regard to food, livelihood, their nutritional/health situation and related matters. The current programme is coming to an end, and this JAM Report aims to provide information for further assistance through the design of a new programme cycle for both WFP (the PRRO) and UNHCR. The last JAM was carried out in 2009 in coordination with the GoM and other stakeholders.

19 Jun 2012 description
report IRIN

JOHANNESBURG, 19 June 2012 (IRIN) - The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has halved food rations to refugees living in camps in at least four African countries citing a funding shortfall.

The cuts have already affected 16,000 refugees in Malawi's Dzaleka camp who have been on half rations since March, while a further 120,000 refugees in Uganda began receiving half rations of cereals in May.

15 Mar 2010 description

Tackling Food and Nutrition Insecurity in Rural Africa


Achieving food security continues to be a challenge for developing nations - especially for those living in rural Africa.

Food security; a situation in which all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active healthy life; is affected by a complexity of factors.

31 Jul 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fourth session
Item 65 (a) of the provisional agenda
New Partnership for Africa's Development:

28 Dec 2005 description

Conor Lenihan T.D., Minister of State for Development Cooperation and Human Rights, today announced details of a humanitarian and recovery aid package of over €12.8 million for Africa and the Middle East.

10 Jun 2005 description

ROME -- President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), James Morris, today called for greater efforts to eradicate child hunger and malnutrition in Africa, ahead of next month's summit of the G8 leading industrialised countries in Scotland.

President Obasanjo, who was in Rome for discussions with Morris and to address WFP's governing Executive Board, said Nigeria was working with WFP and other agencies to give agriculture and food security pride of place.

03 Jun 2005 description

Bruxelles, 3 juin 2005. - Ce vendredi 3/06/2005 , le Ministre de la Coopération au développement, Armand De Decker, a rencontré le Directeur exécutif du Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM), Mr. James MORRIS.

Le Ministre De Decker relaie le cri de détresse du PAM face à la situation critique dans laquelle des centaines de milliers de réfugiés se trouvent actuellement, en particulier en Afrique, ainsi qu'au risque de sous-financement des opérations humanitaires d'urgence du PAM.

31 Mar 2003 description

With increasing concerns regarding the impact of HIV/AIDS on people's livelihoods, there is growing need to reorientate agriculture, food and nutrition security programs to take account of HIV/AIDS, and to fill critical gaps in our knowledge where these exist.