Day: December 19, 2022

FAO and EBRD mark 25 years of cooperation with $5.5 million initiative to help face the global grain crisis

Rome – With the launch of a new technical assistance package for several Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations¬† (FAO) marked on Monday 25 years of joint efforts towards more sustainable agrifood systems.   To celebrate the occasion, ERBD President, Odile Renaud-Basso, met

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Somalia: Refugee returnees (30 November 2022)

This figure includes Voluntary Repatriation from Kenya (85,904) and Assisted Spontaneous Returnees (ASR) from Yemen (5,715)   Returns from other countries include Djibouti (773), Libya (725), Sudan (147), Eritrea (87), Angola,Tunisia, Pakistan, Gambia, Chile and others (24).   Approximately 42,635 Somalis were monitored as arriving from Yemen since March 2015   Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

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Three dozen injured when flight to Hawaii hits severe turbulence

Some three dozen people were injured, 11 of them seriously, on Sunday when a Hawaiian Airlines flight to Honolulu was hit by severe turbulence, local media reported.   Emergency responders treated 36 patients, with 11 people taken to local hospitals in serious condition, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.   Another nine patients were in stable condition with injuries ranging from serious

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Air quality plummets in Indian capital as temperature falls

Air pollution worsened in New Delhi on Monday to the “very poor” category after a few days of clear skies, as lower temperatures and calmer winds trapped pollutants.   The Indian capital’s pollution causes illnesses such as asthma and other respiratory problems every winter as the heavy air does not let vehicular emissions, construction dust and farm-fire residues disperse easily.

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Russian attacks hit ‘critical infrastructure’ in and around Kyiv – Ukrainian authorities

Russia’s latest attacks hit “critical infrastructure” in and around Kyiv early on Monday, Ukrainian authorities said, adding air defence systems destroyed about 15 of the 20 drones directed at the capital.   Kyiv’s mayor said preliminary information suggested there were no deaths or injuries from the attack on the capital, and medics were working at the sites of the strikes

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Olive harvest estimated at over 28 thousand tonnes in Siliana

The olive harvest season is ongoing in the siliana governorate where it has reached a progress rate of 37% with a total estimated at 10.647 thousand tonnes of olives, head of the fruit trees department at the Local Authority of Agricultural Development Khaled Badreddine said.   The current season’s harvest is estimated at 28.510 thousand tonnes of olives, i.e. 5.700

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