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Acute food insecurity hotspots need urgent attention
 - 09/03/2020 - While global attention has focused on the swarms of Desert Locusts attacking crops in East Africa, a number of other countries and regions are also confronting serious food security threats ...read more

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Desert Locusts spread to new areas in Ethiopia
 - 20/01/2020 - Despite control efforts, Desert Locusts are spreading to new areas of Ethiopia in vast numbers. According to Government data provided   on 07 January 2020,  Desert Locusts  has have infested more ...read more
Reliable and sustainable water access to farmers in Somalia’s riverine areas is essential
 - 05/12/2019 - We met with Reddy Laxman to talk about the Pro-resilience Action (ProAct) project. The project has just finalized its inception phase activities, primarily focused on a large canal survey and ...read more
Assessing canals and restoring irrigation in Somalia
 - 25/11/2019 - A vicious cycle of droughts and flooding has trapped Somalia in a difficult situation over the last few years. Prolonged dry spells have all too often been followed by disastrous ...read more
Desert Locust outbreak worsens in Ethiopia
 - 07/11/2019 - The Desert Locust (Schistocerca gregaria) infestation in Ethiopia has deteriorated, despite ongoing ground and aerial control operations. Together with the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and the Desert Locust Control ...read more
FAO provides emergency livestock response for drought-affected communities in Ethiopia
 - 18/09/2019 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is providing immediate livestock protection to drought-affected pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Ethiopia. Funded by the United Nations Central Emergency Response ...read more
FAO targets 3 million people for emergency assistance as looming drought threatens lives in Ethiopia
 - 24/06/2019 - Following the below-average Belg rainfall in February to May 2019 and the impact of consecutive droughts in the previous years, as well as conflict-induced internal displacements, nearly 9 million people ...read more
FAO warns of drought in Somalia and impending severe hunger for over 2 million people
 - 15/05/2019 - A disastrous drought in Somalia could leave some 2.2 million people - nearly 18 percent of the population - faced with severe hunger during the July-September period, FAO warned today. ...read more
Global Report on Food Crises: acute hunger still affecting over 100 million people worldwide
 - 02/04/2019 - A report presented today jointly by the European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) finds that around 113 million people ...read more
In 2019 FAO aims to provide 32 million people with livelihoods support to keep them on their feet
 - 11/02/2019 - As global hunger numbers have continued to rise driven by the proliferation of conflicts and climate-related shocks, FAO is seeking $940 million to save the lives and livelihoods of some ...read more
FAO and NORCAP work together on famine prevention in Somalia
 - 22/01/2019 - In 2016 and 2017, poor rains and an extended drought once again brought Somalia to the brink of famine, just five years after a similar crisis had claimed the lives ...read more
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