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Burkina Faso’s unprecedented humanitarian crisis calls for stronger international support
 - 21/10/2019 - Increased insecurity in Burkina Faso has resulted in a deepening and unprecedented humanitarian situation, forcing nearly half a million people from their homes. The number of internally displaced people has ...read more

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Drought and HIV/AIDS: a double fight in Lesotho
 - 15/11/2007 - Lesotho faced in 2006/2007 the worst drought in 30 years. As a consequence, most people failed to harvest anything from their fields. In addition to drought, Lesotho has a huge ...read more
FAO rural markets offer hope to farmers in drought-stricken Lesotho
 - 19/10/2007 - Julius Ncheche has seen many things in his 68 years, but he can’t remember such a terrible drought as the one which blighted Lesotho’s most recent harvest. The drought was ...read more
American Red Cross and FAO team up to restore fisheries and aquaculture in tsunami-affected communities
 - 10/05/2007 - The American Red Cross and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have announced the launch of a new partnership to support the recovery of fishing communities ...read more
Inferior boatbuilding undermines tsunami recovery
 - 28/03/2006 - FAO today again urged authorities in tsunami-affected countries to redouble their efforts to ensure that fishing boats built to replace those destroyed during the 2004 disaster meet minimum safety standards. ...read more
Many areas in Aceh still critical as tsunami anniversary approaches
 - 15/12/2005 - With the first anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami fast approaching, FAO warned today that many areas on the west coast of Aceh, Indonesia, were still in a critical ...read more
Mission to Yemen reveals extent of tsunami damage
 - 10/08/2005 - Fishing communities in Yemen were much more seriously affected by the December 2004 tsunami than had been originally thought, with damages totalling around US$2.2 million and 2 000 families affected, ...read more
Building back better livelihoods in the tsunami zone
 - 23/06/2005 - Six months after the devastating tsunami around the coasts of the Indian Ocean, strong coordination between governments, donors and aid organizations is essential to ensure that the unprecedented resources committed ...read more
FAO warns Indonesian fishermen about sub-standard boats
 - 22/06/2005 - Fishermen in Sumatra who survived the tsunami are having their lives put at risk by the delivery of poorly constructed boats to replace the craft they lost in the December ...read more
New plans to revive Aceh
 - 16/03/2005 - When Sugeng Raharjo saw the first tsunami wave smash through his beachside aquaculture installations, he reached for his video camera - and in the next minutes, filmed the destruction of ...read more
Forest fires, tsunami, deforestation and Millennium Goals
 - 15/03/2005 - International cooperation on forest fires, combating deforestation and the role of the forest sector in post-tsunami rehabilitation and in achieving the Millennium Development Goals are among key issues being discussed ...read more