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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

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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
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
Germany and FAO work together to fight hunger in northeastern Nigeria and Somalia
 - 16/11/2017 - With the main farming season coming to a close in northeastern Nigeria, over 66 000 people affected by conflict are harvesting food – many for the first time in three ...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
Easing the impact of drought in Kenya – Mlongo’s story
 - 26/10/2017 - 46 year-old Mlongo Mwanyasi depends on her livestock – a livelihood and tradition inherited from her forefathers that she has kept going. Her animals’ health is critical for her economic ...read more
Easing the impact of drought in Kenya – Harrison’s story
 - 26/10/2017 - With three consecutive rains failed in his county, 51-year-old Harrison Kazungu Karisa became increasingly concerned. The poor rains resulted in drier conditions, reduced pasture and limited water resources. The beginning ...read more
Easing the impact of drought in Kenya – Alice’s story
 - 26/10/2017 - Kenya is currently experiencing one of the worst food security crises in recent years due to a prolonged drought. Back-to-back failed rainy seasons have eroded community resilience and compromised livelihoods. ...read more
Easing the impact of drought in Kenya
 - 25/10/2017 - Towards the end of 2016, Kenya was facing a growing threat of drought. Across the Horn of Africa, failure of the 2016 short rains (October–December) in the aftermath of recurrent ...read more
Emergency support to herders affected by the regional crisis in the Lake Chad Basin
 - 19/10/2017 - In the Lake Chad Basin, the security crisis exacerbates the challenges faced by vulnerable farmers and herders, already affected by climate hazards over the past decade. Herders bear a heavy ...read more
FAO and World Bank partner to improve food security and nutrition for 630 000 vulnerable Yemenis
 - 03/10/2017 - The World Bank and FAO have launched a $36 million project aimed at providing immediate assistance to over 630,000 poor and food-insecure people in Yemen - more than 30 percent ...read more
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