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 - Key points According to preliminary results of the latest IPC analysis (October 2019), which have yet to be endorsed by the Government of the Central African Republic, the number of people severely food insecure for September 2019-April 2020 has slightly decreased compared with the previous analysis (June 2019) ‒ from 1.81 ...read more
22/10/2019
 -  Food insecurity remains widespread in Cameroon, particularly in the northern part of the country, which is affected by drought, floods and violence. Violence in the North‑West and South‑West regions has led to increasing displacement, which in turn has disrupted agricultural activities and worsened food security levels in areas where 70 percent ...read more
22/10/2019
 - Key messages Six months after Cyclone Idai ripped into central Mozambique, and almost five months after Cyclone Kenneth hit the northern provinces, the country is still dealing with the devastating consequences of these two major disasters. An estimated 1.6 million people are currently severely food insecure, and 67 000 children acutely malnourished, ...read more
21/10/2019
 - The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting: potential new emergencies resulting from imminent disaster threats new developments ...read more
18/10/2019
 - FAO has implemented three types of assistance in the Central African Republic for the 2019/20 agricultural campaign. Households benefited from agricultural inputs through direct distribution and input trade fairs, along with vouchers and cash transfers to set up small businesses. The expected results include increased food coverage, income generation and ...read more
18/10/2019
 - Highlights: FAO China ECTAD attendance at the the Inception Workshop for the FAO Regional Technical Cooperation Programme on African Swine Fever Emergency Preparedness and Response in East and Southeast Asia
17/10/2019
 - The Global Report on Food Crises highlights the plight of millions of people who must fight every day against acute hunger and malnutrition. More than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced acute hunger requiring urgent food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) in 2018. The worst food ...read more
14/10/2019
 - Key points According to preliminary results of the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis (August 2019) 15.9 million Congolese are severely food insecure and struggle to feed themselves daily – only second to Yemen (Global Report on Food Crises, 2019). The current EVD outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the ...read more
11/10/2019
 - Key messages The latest food security projections in Somalia (October-December) are a concern:o 2.1 million people in IPC Phases 3-4 (twice the pre-crisis average)o 4.2 million people in IPC Phase 2 (highest IPC 2 prevalence recorded in Somalia) Six out of seven rainy seasons have been poor in Somalia since 2016, including ...read more
09/10/2019
 - Key points Given the resurgence of violence in Burkina Faso, agricultural activities have dropped by 20–70 percent in crisis-affected areas where half of the land will not be cultivated compared with 2017/18. Decreased livestock production has also been observed, which increases the levels of food insecurity and malnutrition among vulnerable populations. The ...read more
04/10/2019