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Price monitoring and analysis country brief - Burkina Faso







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    Price monitoring and analysis country brief - Ethiopia 2011
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    Cereal prices continue to rise and are nearly reaching the levels of the 2008 food crisis. Negative terms of trade for pastoralist have worsened the already dire food security situation. The estimated number of people requiring emergency assistance continues to increase and has reached 4.8 million. Agencies report a humanitarian emergency. UNHCR is providing emergency aid to some 260,000 refugees who are crossing daily the Ethiopian border to escape starvation, war and insecurity in ne ighbouring countries. The Government is supported by humanitarian agencies to assist the population. It is procuring wheat in order to stabilize domestic prices while also scaling up social safety nets.
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    Price monitoring and analysis country brief - Kenya 2012
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    Maize prices registered high volatility in recent months showing unseasonal increases at the end of 2011 followed by declines in January/February. However prices are at high levels compared to international and previous year prices. An estimated 3.75 million people are considered food insecure, particularly in those areas that faced extensive drought conditions in 2011. Kenya is hosting a huge influx of Somali refugees who are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. The government is un dertaking measures to regulate prices and build food reserves. Safety nets, are also in place.
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    Price monitoring and analysis country brief - Democratic Republic of the Congo 2011
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    High food prices persist, but decline was observed in August 2011, in some of the markets: maize prices in Kisangani and Bunia showed a declining trend whereas local rice and cassava flour prices increased. According to international agencies the situation of hunger is extremely alarming with very high prevalence of undernourisment. The FAO Global Early Warning Information System (GIEWS) reports severe localized food insecurity. The already dire food security conditions are aggravated by p ersistent conflict and insecurity. It was estimated that some 1.7 million people are internally displaced. International agencies continue assisting affected population together with refugees and IDPs throughout the country.

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