Oppressed Peoples Online Word...The Voice Of The Voiceless

Dedicated to disseminating news & information not found in mainstream media....

PARIS - Three-quarters of African countries and several "Arab Spring" nations are at high or extreme risk of a food

Somalia tops three-quarters of African countries that are at high or extreme risk of food crisis due to conflicts, drought.

crisis, according to an analysis published on Wednesday.

In a survey of 197 countries, 59 are most at risk of food insecurity, the British consultancy Maplecroft said.

Thirty-nine of these are African, it said.

Out of the 11 countries that are in the "extreme risk" category, nine are in Africa.

They include Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), which are ranked joint first, Burundi (4th), Chad (5th), Ethiopia (6th), Eritrea (7th), South Sudan (9th), the Comoros (10th) and Sierra Leone (11th).

Haiti (3rd) and Afghanistan (8th) are the other two countries in the extreme risk category.

"Although a food crisis has not emerged yet, there is potential for food-related upheaval across the most vulnerable regions," including sub-Saharan African and Arab states, said Maplecroft's Helen Hodge.

The 48 countries considered to be at "high" risk for food supplies include Yemen (15th), Syria (16th), Pakistan (27th), Papua New Guinea (33rd), North Korea (35th), Iraq (54th) and Libya (58th).

Egypt, ranked 71st of the 197 countries, and Tunisia, 100th, are among medium-risk countries.

Sources of food insecurity range from conflict and instability in the Sahel, DR Congo and eastern Africa to rising prices for corn, caused by the worst US drought in 50 years and declining production in former Soviet countries, Maplecroft said.

The report, called the Food Security Risk Index, is intended for governments, NGOs and businesses to identify countries that could be susceptible to hunger or unrest because of food shortages or price hikes.

"The drivers of the 'Arab Awakening [Spring]' were varied and complex and included long standing public anger at high levels of governmental corruption and oppressive tactics against populations and political opposition," said Maplecroft.

"When these factors combine with food insecurity, sparked by rising global prices, it can create an environment for social unrest and regime change."

Notable changes compared to last year's rankings were North Korea (19th on the 2011 list); Egypt (88th) and Syria (89th).

 

Partners Of Zakat U.S.A.

**************************************************************************************************************************************

http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2394122928?profile=original
                     T.E.A.M...  TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE
Donate To Zakat U.S.A. Donations Tax Deductable

        Save more lives with 2.5

 
WE NEED YOUR HELP SO WE CAN HELP!  PLEASE DONATE TODAY ZAKAT U.S.A.
اضغط هنا:
 


 

Crisis In The Horn Of Africa Pictures 1432 AH

 

 

Click Here:  OPOW Slide Show
             
                  OPOW NEEDS YOUR HELP

 

 

 

If you like this article please consider donating to :  Oppressed Peoples Online Word

Mission Statement Of Oppressed Peoples Online Word

Oppresses Peoples Online Word On Facebook

O.P.O.W. Email:   oppressedpeoplesonlineword@gmail.com 

 Recent Stories On Oppressed Peoples Online Word

World News Up-dated :  Mosaic World News

 

OPOW Mission Statement....

oppressedpeoplesonlineword.ning.com
We at Oppressed Peoples Online Word are constantly attempting to pass on what we think to be useful information related to Muslim and Non-Muslim around the wo…

 

Press TV Live

American Muslim Civic Pocket Guide

Views: 29

Comment

You need to be a member of Oppressed Peoples Online Word...The Voice Of The Voiceless to add comments!

Join Oppressed Peoples Online Word...The Voice Of The Voiceless

Forum

Allah's Guidance!

The story of man's creation in the Qur'an is quite different from Darwinism. The Darwinian theory reduces man to one of the species of animals. The Qur'an says that man started his life as a man.…Continue

Started by Al Haj Karriem el-Amin Shabazz in Sample Title Mar 27.

Allah's Guidance!

Dear Brother and Sister;I hope you get to read this and follow your heart, as to what to do afterward. The language of the Qur’an is Arabic while the wisdom and Guidance it contains is universal.…Continue

Started by Al Haj Karriem el-Amin Shabazz in Sample Title Mar 18.

DR. KING'S LAST SPEECH: "AMERICA TOO IS GOING TO HELL" 1 Reply

DISCLAIMER: This is the last speech that Dr. King wrote, he was planning to deliver this speech during a Sunday sermon on April 7, 1968. He was shot and killed before he had a chance to deliver this…Continue

Started by Siebra Muhammad in Sample Title. Last reply by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص Mar 19, 2019.

VISITING OUR PAST (INTERVIEWS WITH FORMER SLAVES FROM NORTH CAROLINA) 1 Reply

Visiting Our PastBy Rob Neufeld Every day we see and feel the beauty of the world and of humanity. But history sometimes shows us how wrong things can go, and we wonder why we are vulnerable to such…Continue

Started by Siebra Muhammad in Sample Title. Last reply by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص Mar 19, 2019.

Badge

Loading…

Groups

© 2020   Created by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service