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Conflicts and drought spur hunger despite strong global food supply
 - 07/12/2017 - Strong cereal harvests are keeping global food supplies buoyant, but localised drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop ...read more

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Japan supports efforts to contain Fall Armyworm in South Sudan
 - 06/12/2017 - Efforts in South Sudan to fight Fall armyworm, an insect that destroys crops, have received a boost thanks to the Government of Japan’s decision to provide $3 million to support ...read more
Donation from the Pope helps hungry families in South Sudan
 - 13/11/2017 - Hungry families in South Sudan will be able to make ends meet thanks to vegetable-growing kits funded by a donation from Pope Francis. The kits come as the food security ...read more
Hunger remains widespread in South Sudan despite the start of the harvest season
 - 06/11/2017 - The current harvest season in South Sudan will not end the hunger crisis as conflict persists in most of the country and hyperinflation puts food out of reach for many, ...read more
FAO advocates for strengthened international support for growing refugee crisis in Uganda
 - 30/08/2017 - The FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva called for greater funding for a sustainable response to the refugee crisis in Uganda, after concluding a visit today to refugee settlements in ...read more
UN Security Council recognises conflict as a major cause of famine
 - 17/08/2017 - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes the UN Security Council's recognition of conflict as a major cause of famine, and the call to enhance longer-term recovery and resilience of conflict-affected ...read more
Pope Francis endorses FAO emergency response in Eastern Africa and hopes to motivate governments to support in solidarity
 - 21/07/2017 - In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis has symbolically donated €25,000 to FAO's efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa. Pope Francis said the funds are "a symbolic ...read more
Intensified efforts and investments needed to keep famine at bay
 - 06/07/2017 - Preventing famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen urgently requires intensified humanitarian support and further funding. That was the message of an event hosted by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization and World Food ...read more
Famine eases in South Sudan but concern remains high about spreading hunger
 - 21/06/2017 - Famine has eased in South Sudan after a significant scale up in the humanitarian response, according to new analysis released today. However, the situation remains dire across the country as the number ...read more
Empowering South Sudanese refugees and host communities
 - 25/05/2017 - In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, nearly 8 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection (Humanitarian Response Plan, OCHA, January 2017) and 6 million are food ...read more
FAO and WFP heads visit famine-stricken South Sudan
 - 24/05/2017 - All parties to the conflict in South Sudan must cease violence and work together to ensure that food and other lifesaving support can reach people to end famine and severe hunger, the ...read more
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