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UN and Government of Somalia call for urgent scaling up of emergency response as 2.65 million Somalis are projected to be in acute hunger
 - 17/02/2021 - Newest report from FSNAU-FEWS NET indicates large-scale food insecurity and malnutrition due to multiple threats Over 2.6 million people in Somalia are expected to be in extreme food insecurity according to ...read more

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Ethiopia fileadmin/user_upload/emergencies/img/medium_Ethiopia_desrt_locust.jpg A new generation of desert locusts; flooding and COVID-19 threaten food security
 - 27/10/2020 - Mohammed Ali, 30, a pastoralist, is visibly tired, but relentlessly searching for pasture for his cattle under scorching sunshine. He leads over 400 head of cattle from Ewa to Asayta ...read more
Somalia fileadmin/user_upload/emergencies/img/medium_IMG_9987.jpg 2.1 million people expected to face acute hunger
 - 15/10/2020 - Despite some improvement in the overall food security and nutrition situation in Somalia, 2.1 million Somalis could face acute hunger in the absence of humanitarian assistance between now and December 2020, ...read more
The Republic of Korea contributes to FAO’s effort in preparing countries of West Africa and the Sahel for potential desert locust invasion from East Africa
 - 16/09/2020 - A USD 1 million  contribution from the Republic of Korea will support efforts undertaken by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on a “no regret” basis ...read more
Teaming up to defend against locusts
 - 12/08/2020 - In West Africa, countries are sharing pesticides and other supplies, rather than overstocking With desert locusts ravaging large swathes of East Africa in recent months, concerns have been rising that swarms ...read more
Kenya beats back desert locust upsurge for now but East Africa remains at risk
 - 28/07/2020 - Q&A with Cyril Ferrand, FAO’s Resilience Team Leader for East Africa How is the Desert Locust campaign in East Africa going? At the moment FAO is fighting the second generation of Desert ...read more
Eastern Africa fileadmin/user_upload/emergencies/img/medium_PO_SOM_202005130002.jpg Urgent action required to prevent a major food crisis
 - 27/07/2020 - IGAD-FAO-WFP Joint Statement The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) region faces an unprecedented triple threat to food security caused by the combined effects of recent severe floods, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic ...read more
FAO and Russian Federation sign Contribution Agreement to ramp up fight against desert locusts
 - 27/07/2020 - $10 million contribution will support the UN Agency’s operations to contain the spread in East Africa FAO and the Russian Federation have signed a $10 million Contribution Agreement aimed at boosting ...read more
United Kingdom supports FAO
 - 23/07/2020 - The added support will help to step up control efforts in Africa and Asia and to improve early warning and forecasting systems The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ...read more
Yemen sees return to alarming levels of food insecurity
 - 22/07/2020 - Economic crisis, conflict, floods, desert locusts – and now COVID-19 – could wipe out improvements in food security in parts of Yemen, UN agencies warn Economic shocks, conflict, floods, desert locusts ...read more
Ethiopia fileadmin/user_upload/emergencies/img/medium_PO_ETH_202005_0029.jpg Protecting livelihoods of communities affected by desert locusts
 - 22/07/2020 - Targeted households to benefit from livestock feed, crop seeds, and cash transfers FAO has launched a programme to safeguard and restore livelihoods of pastoral, agro-pastoral, and farming communities affected by desert ...read more
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