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    Price monitoring and analysis country brief - Pakistan 2011
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    Prices of wheat and rice in Karachi and Lahore went up between May and September 2011. The high food prices contribute to deteriorating food security conditions. More than 8.9 million people have been affected by the floods in Sindh and Balochistan. Floods have destroyed some 2.1 million acres of crops in Sindh alone and caused death of large numbers of livestock. Agencies report a localized severe food security situation with some 3 million people requiring emergency food assistance. High undernourishment level and a situation of alarming hunger are reported in the country. Government is helped by International agencies to assist people affected by floods. WFP has provided food aid to 1.2 million people and aims at reaching 2.5 million people in the coming weeks.
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    Price monitoring and analysis country brief - Bangladesh 2012
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    Rice prices decreased in the recent months thanks to good Aman and Aus production, while wheat prices continued to rise. Localized food insecurity persists. International agencies agree on a high prevalence of hunger and the need to assist people in the south west that were affected by the floods, with food and non-food items. Floods have caused extensive damages to the agricultural sector, seriously affecting some 1.3 million people. The Government provides incentives to farmers through procurement from the domestic market to amid a continued fall in prices of both rice and paddy.
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    Price monitoring and analysis country brief - Lesotho 2011
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    Although domestic retail prices of maize meal have remained stable during the first half of 2011, prices are high constraining poorer households' access to food. According to the 2011 Lesotho Vulnerability Assessment Committee (LVAC), an estimated 514,000 people are food insecure. The heavy rains and flooding seriously affected agriculture, dampening cereal production and widely damaging the livestock sector. The government is supporting agricultural capacity through provision of inputs an d assisting the livestock sector through provision of veterinary products.

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