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9-10 February 2016, Abidjan - The USAID-funded EPT-2 programme launched this week will support 21 countries in West and Central Africa as part of global efforts to combat emerging and or re-emerging high impact infectious diseases, which threaten the African continent. It will also address relations between livestock and livelihoods...
9 February 2016, Rome - Under the lead of the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations system is mobilizing a coordinated response to Zika aimed at minimizing the threat in affected countries and reducing the risk of further international spread. "FAO with its resources and expertise, is ready to do...
Internally displaced women seeks refuge from the ongoing violence in the swamps of Unity state, cooking her last supply of sorghum. Joint FAO-UNICEF-WFP News Release8 February 2016, Juba - South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as 2.8 million people — nearly 25 percent of the country's population — remain in...
A Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit - Somalia (FSNAU) and Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) Technical Release 8 February 2016, Nairobi/Washington - Somalia will continue to face large-scale food insecurity between now and June 2016 as a result of poor rainfall and drought conditions in several areas, trade disruptions, and...
5 February 2016, Addis Ababa – In an agreement signed today, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have further strengthened their partnership in support of the Great Green Wall initiative, Africa’s flagship initiative to combat land degradation, desertification and drought. According to the agreement,...
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