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 - The fight against desert locust in the Greater Horn of Africa and Yemen has been raging for sixteen months – since January 2020. Governments, FAO and partners are responding to the worst upsurge in seventy years. An extraordinarily effective system has been put in place, from forecasting to responding, and ...read more
09/06/2021
 - Key messages: As anticipated, hatching has been detected in eastern Ethiopia where desert locust swarms have been laying eggs since late April. The hatchlings are forming hopper bands that have been seen in a few places so far (see blue dots in the map). More hatching and band formation are expected throughout ...read more
04/06/2021
 - When an emergency or humanitarian crisis strikes, there is a high likelihood that children’s lives will be negatively affected, modifying their role within the household and the community. Since the beginning of 2020, a serious and widespread desert locust upsurge continues to threaten crops and pasture across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, and ...read more
31/05/2021
 - The Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities (SFERA) enables the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to take rapid and effective action in response to food and agricultural threats and emergencies. This annual report provides a brief description of the major operations initiated with SFERA funds ...read more
26/05/2021
 - The 2021 Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC) highlights the remarkably high severity and numbers of people in Crisis or worse (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) or equivalent in 55 countries/territories, driven by persistent conflict, pre-existing and COVID-19-related economic shocks, and weather extremes. The number identified in the 2021 edition ...read more
11/05/2021
 - General situation during April 2021 and Forecast until mid-June 2021.  
03/05/2021
 - General situation during February 2021 and Forecast until mid-April 2021
13/04/2021
 - General situation during February 2021 and Forecast until mid-April 2021
03/03/2021
 - The impact of a desert locust invasion may cause nearly 13.4 million people to suffer from acute levels of food insecurity in the targeted countries. This situation would add further strain to the livelihoods of vulnerable people already facing sanitary and socio-economic consequences of coronavirus disease 2019, the impact of ...read more
25/02/2021
 - General situation during January 2021 and Forecast until mid-March 2021
03/02/2021
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