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20 May 2011 - 5:49pmOCHA continues to monitor the humanitarian implications of global food security trends, and supports governments and humanitarian agencies in mitigating the adverse effects of rising prices on the most vulnerable people in the poorest countries. While international food prices remained stable in April,...
21 April 2011 - 8:18pmAlthough international food prices decreased slightly in March from their historic peak in February 2011, the most recent OCHA Global Food Security Update shows that there is no evidence to suggest fundamental changes to the general upward trend of food prices. According to World Food Programme (WFP)...
15 April 2011 - 7:47pmThe failure of the October to December 2010 rains in the Eastern Horn of Africa has left nearly 8.4 million people food insecure and requiring emergency assistance in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and the Karamoja region in Uganda. Drought has led to substantial harvest failure, deteriorating pasture...
8 February 2011"The world must not forget Somalia. Behind every statistic, there is a human face," ERC Amos said after making her first official visit to the country to assess the effects of ongoing internal conflict and severe water shortages on 2.4 million people. Read more | More on Somalia |