Tajikistan has experienced a series of economic, environmental, and social shocks over the last two years, which have increased food insecurity and reduced the capacity of the most vulnerable to deal with further shocks.
The dynamics of peace, recovery and conflict continue to determine the direction of UN and Partners interventions in Sudan. Within the complexities and challenges present, there are real opportunities for sustained recovery with Darfur being a notable exception. The UN and Partners 2008 Work Plan for Sudan outlines Humanitarian, Early Recovery and Recovery and Development programmes to support the continued peace processes.
Having hardly recovered from the floods of 2007, Southern Africa is once again facing unusually early and torrential rainfall that has so far – with half the rainy season still to come – damaged the homes and crops of about 449,000 people in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Among these, at least 120,000 have been displaced, more than 80% of them in Mozambique.
In August Pakistan suffered a series of overlapping crises that have led to substantial internal displacement and left hundreds of thousands in need of humanitarian assistance. These events have come at a time when Pakistan is reeling from the effects of the global food crisis, and have served to exacerbate an already precarious situation.