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 - Key messages Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia have tripled since the beginning of 2015 as one of the strongest El Niño events on record has caused severe drought, leading to successive crop failures and widespread livestock deaths. Food insecurity and malnutrition rates remain high. Insufficient access to and availability of food has caused ...read more
13/04/2016
 - FAO’s Rapid Results Drought Response Plan is a time-sensitive call for funds. It responds to the most pressing food security and livelihood needs of people severely affected by poor rains and drought conditions in parts of Somaliland and Puntland. The Plan focuses on short-term tangible results that need to be ...read more
31/03/2016
 - Humanitarian needs in Ethiopia have tripled since the beginning of 2015 as one of the strongest El Niño events on record has caused severe drought, leading to successive crop failures and widespread livestock deaths. The drought started in early 2015 with unfavourable belg rains (March–May) and continued with late and ...read more
16/02/2016
 - To address the consequences of the global phenomenon of El Niño, FAO is moving forward on the development of response plans for emergency interventions, recovery and resilience building. Including Ethiopia, 20 countries (in Africa, the South Pacific, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean) are being targeted as high priority, with ...read more
15/01/2016
 - Suffering from the prolonged effects of civil war for nearly twenty years, Somalia’s institutional capacity has been lost and most professional and skilled expertise has left the country. Also, one and a half decades of civil strife in Somalia have resulted in the loss or damage of most of the ...read more
11/06/2014
 - Decades of political, social and economic challenges in Somalia have led to critical capacity limitations. The fall of the national governance structures and the reduced institutional capacities have contributed to poor performance of the human and social indicators in the country. The national education and knowledge creation systems have collapsed, ...read more
11/06/2014
 - In April 2012, FAO, WFP and UNICEF launched a Joint Resilience Strategy refocusing modalities of engagement to effectively build up resilience in Somalia. The focus on resilience bridges humanitarian and development programming to better address overlapping risks and stresses. In line with the Joint Resilience Strategy, the FAO’s three year Programme ...read more
11/06/2014
 - On 10 November 2013, the coast of the Puntland region of Somalia was hit by a tropical cyclone causing heavy rainfall and flash floods. FAO Somalia’s Water and Land Information Management project (SWALIM) provided timely early warning information to the Government’s Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management Agency (HADMA) and to ...read more
18/12/2013
 - This FAO Kenya Newsletter examines our World Food Day activities including the inaugural Media Awards. There are also reports on how sorghum farming is improving livelihoods in various parts of Kenya and the effect of this year’s long rains on food distribution in the country. In addition, we focus on how ...read more
05/11/2013