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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

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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
FAO supports Somalia in signing landmark foreign fishing licence agreement
 - 07/01/2019 - The Federal Republic of Somalia has begun issuing fishing licences to foreign vessels for the first time in over 20 years. Under a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the China ...read more
Belgium contributes to improved nutrition of women and children in Kenya
 - 28/11/2018 - Despite harsh climatic conditions, Africa’s drylands support millions of people and contribute significantly to Kenya’s national economy, primarily through livestock products. However, these same areas are currently also bearing some ...read more
Early action reduces impacts of 2017 drought in the Horn of Africa
 - 26/07/2018 - Intervening early in countries predicted to be hit by natural disasters can prevent threats from becoming humanitarian emergencies, or can mitigate their impacts, according to a new report released by ...read more
Ethiopia evaluates its animal health surveillance system
 - 04/05/2018 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in partnership with the Government of Ethiopia through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resources (MoALR), has conducted an animal ...read more
Food crises continue to strike and acute hunger intensifies
 - 22/03/2018 - A new report out today sounds the alarm regarding surging levels of acute hunger. Some 124 million people in 51 countries were affected by acute food insecurity during 2017 — 11 ...read more
In Somalia massive livestock losses have severely impacted livelihoods and food security
 - 21/03/2018 - In Somalia massive livestock deaths due to drought - 60 per cent of herds in some areas - have severely damaged pastoralists' livelihoods. The livestock losses threaten to exacerbate the ...read more
Rapid interventions safeguard livestock in Ethiopia - Hany
 - 08/03/2018 - After one failed rainy season after another in Ethiopia’s Somali Region, Hany Abdullahi Aaden was increasingly worried about the survival of her livestock. Hany lives in Daratole District with her ...read more
Rapid interventions safeguard livestock in Ethiopia - Yusuf
 - 08/03/2018 - In 2016, the April to May rains known as the “gu” failed. While livestock farmers like Yusuf Salad were worried, they held high hopes for the “deyr”, which arrive during ...read more
Rapid interventions safeguard livestock in Ethiopia - Mahabo
 - 08/03/2018 - At the end of 2016, Mahabo Hassen, a livestock owner from the outskirts of Warder, was particularly vulnerable to the deepening drought in Ethiopia’s Somali Region. “We were pure herders. We ...read more
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