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 - The resilience of communities in South Sudan has declined and continued to be eroded since the eruption of conflict in late 2013. Compounded by repeated outbreaks of violent conflict, the deterioration of the food security situation and subsequent economic shocks have negatively affected households’ coping capacities and livelihoods. Communities dependent ...read more
05/09/2019
 - This regional report on food crises is the first for the region and highlights the plight of millions of people experiencing acute levels of food insecurity in seven countries in the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) region. It serves as an important milestone towards delivering IGAD’s commitment to fight acute hunger and malnutrition ...read more
03/09/2019
 - In 2018 FAO approved its Corporate Framework to Support Sustainable Peace in the Context of Agenda 2030, committing FAO to a more deliberate and transformative impact on sustaining peace, within the scope of its mandate. The foundational element for FAO supported interventions to - at a minimum - do no ...read more
27/08/2019
 - Highlight: The 7th Veterinary Epidemiology for Executives (FETPV-E) workshop successfully held in Chengdu Under the framework of the China Field Epidemiology Training Program for Veterinarians (CFETPV), the 7th Veterinary Epidemiology for Executives (FETPV-E) was organized in Chengdu, Sichuan Province from 17 July to 19 July 2019. With theme of “Using Veterinary Epidemiology for ...read more
26/08/2019
 - Food insecurity and malnutrition are exacerbated by persistent conflict and violence, severely affecting communities particularly in the Lake Chad region, eastern and western Niger, northern and eastern Burkina Faso, and northern and central Mali. In numbers: 9.7 million people projected to be severely food insecure in June-August 2019 across the Sahel region 2 million children ...read more
05/08/2019
 - 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
18/07/2019
 - La note de plaidoyer conjoint entre l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) et le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) vise à mettre l’accent sur la grave détérioration de la sécurité au Burkina Faso et sur ses répercussions sur les moyens d’existence pastoraux et agropastoraux des plus vulnérables. Ensemble, les ...read more
18/07/2019
 - Key points Burkina Faso is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, mainly due to a recent upsurge in violence by non‑identified armed groups and increased inter-communal conflict. In a context where needs are chronically high, the situation is compounded by high levels of food insecurity and malnutrition, and the crisis is threatening ...read more
15/07/2019
 - The IGAD member states are situated in a region exposed to recurrent natural shocks, political instability and characterized by internal and cross-border population displacement. Conflict is the root cause of food insecurity in South Sudan where about 6 million people were estimated to be severely food insecure in September 2017. ...read more
10/07/2019
 - Key points Some 13.1 million Congolese are severely food insecure (Integrated Food Security Phase Classification [IPC], August 2018), who struggle to feed themselves daily – only second to Yemen (Global Report on Food Crises, 2019) – and two out of three households across the country have low food consumption. Results of ...read more
09/07/2019