Forgotten Crises To Watch In 2010

Published on 12 January 2010

Amid frequent headlines about conflict-ridden Somalia, Afghanistan and Sudan, it is easy to overlook less well publicised emergencies in other parts the world. Yet some of these forgotten crises are likely to intensify in 2010, aggravating human suffering.(..)"The continuing fall in remittances means many families are not receiving the $100 to $200 dollars they used to receive every month, which is an important factor affecting the amount of food the poorest families have," said Alejandro Lopez, a spokesman for the WFP.

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