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Afghanistan Food Security Country Briefs, June-August 2010








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    Pakistan Food Security Country Briefs, June-August 2010 2010
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    Despite the floods, cereal prices remained stable in July and August. Wheat and wheat flour prices have risen in September in major markets of affected areas; The worst floods in history have hit Pakistan in July causing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis where extensive damages were caused to livelihoods, agriculture, livestock and infrastructure; Approximately 10 million people are in need of livelihood assistance, food aid and shelter; Agencies estimate a severe food security situation an d an alarming hunger problem in the long term; Government is supporting the flood affected population with the help of international agencies through emergency interventions.
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    Ethiopia Food Security Country Briefs, June-August 2010 2010
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    Cereal prices are steady or declining in recent months, however they remain high compared to historic levels. Border tensions have not decreased. Moreover floods have damaged crops and affected people's livelihoods. An estimated 5.2 million people still depend on emergency food assistance and agencies agree on a severe situation of high hunger in the long term. The Government continues to support producers and vulnerable people through safety net programmes; in addition it has lifted the e xport ban on sorghum and maize.
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    Bangladesh Food Security Country Briefs, June-August 2010 2010
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    Where rice prices increased sharply in the past months, wheat prices have remained stable. The country has faced severe rains and flooding which resulted in extended damages. Food security of vulnerable people could be seriously affected by high cereal prices and agencies warn increasing food insecurity in the long term. The Government has implemented measures to support producers while extending the export ban until December 2010.

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