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28 Apr 2015 description
The early production forecast for maize - a staple food throughout the subregion - is about 21.1 million tonnes in 2015, 15 percent lower than the average for the last five years, FAO says.
27 Jan 2015 description
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20 Jan 2015 description
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06 Jan 2015 description
Rainfall performance has been poor across much of the region for the first half of the 2014/15 agriculture season and could have an adverse impact on household food security.
17 Dec 2014 description
report ACT Alliance
Maize harvests were 50 - 75% below average during agricultural season in some regions. Food insecurity affects 640,009 people, requiring 15,830 MT of maize equivalent to address shortage.
11 Dec 2014 description
FAO estimates that globally 39 countries, including 29 countries in Africa, need external assistance for food due to conflict, crop failures and localized high food prices.
02 Dec 2014 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
17 Nov 2014 description
Flooding across Indonesia has killed one person and affected over 53,000 people. Local authorities are responding to these events, deploying teams and relief items.
11 Nov 2014 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
10 Nov 2014 description
As of 5 Nov 2014, 10 bodies were recovered at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla estate. 1,875 people were affected, 5 were injured and 28 are still missing.
04 Nov 2014 description
report IRIN
Experts are advocating that rigorous early warning and evacuation procedures – now more focused on tsunami threats - be adapted to landslide-prone areas in other parts of the island as well.
03 Nov 2014 description
On 29 October a landslide occurred in Badulla district, east of Colombo. 1,067 people were affected, 3 people died, 100 are still missing and 66 house were totally destroyed.
28 Oct 2014 description
Food shortages and weak purchasing power will limit food availability and access, particularly for the urban poor and for households with ill or deceased family members, in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
21 Oct 2014 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
13 Oct 2014 description
On 12 Oct, Cyclone Hudhud made landfall with wind speeds of between 180-195 kph and 2-3 metre waves. At least six people have been killed and 150,000 people have been evacuated
07 Oct 2014 description
At least 130,000 houses have been destroyed and 87,000 hectares of crops damaged in north-eastern India. In Sri Lanka, seven people have died due to landslides and collapsed buildings.
30 Sep 2014 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
18 Sep 2014 description
Maize harvests 50-75 percent below average are causing abnormally high maize prices and reduced livelihoods. Humanitarian assistance is needed immediately and through the next harvest in April.
16 Sep 2014 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
19 Aug 2014 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.