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COVID-19 fileadmin/user_upload/emergencies/img/large_COVIDfeatured-story.jpg 2020 humanitarian response
 - 17/08/2020 - FAO’s component of the Global Humanitarian Response Plan for COVID-19 The world is standing on the precipice of the greatest food crisis in generations. Worldwide, people and their communities are reeling ...read more

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Strengthening capacity to manage animal disease emergencies in Southern Africa
 - 16/08/2017 - The occurrence of transboundary animal diseases - especially those that can be transmitted to human beings from animals - poses grave socio-economic consequences for Southern Africa. They affect food and nutrition security, ...read more
Food insecurity intensifies in conflict-stricken Democratic Republic of Congo
 - 14/08/2017 - Amid rising violence and displacement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 7.7 million people face acute hunger - a 30 percent increase over the last year, the Food and Agriculture ...read more
$50m for unique resilience programme from Canada
 - 06/07/2017 - The United Nations' food and agriculture agencies are embarking on an unprecedented joint programme to work with vulnerable communities in three crisis-prone areas over five years to meet their immediate ...read more
FAO updates SADC Ministers on fall armyworm and locust invasion
 - 26/05/2017 - Preliminary assessments, conducted between mid-February and end of April 2017, have shown that approximately 356 000 hectares of crops were affected by the fall armyworm infestation in seven reporting Southern ...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
Protracted conflicts causing alarming spikes in severe hunger
 - 29/07/2016 - Protracted conflicts affecting 17 countries have driven millions of people into severe food insecurity and are hindering global efforts to eradicate malnutrition, two UN agencies have warned in a report ...read more
Belgium supports FAO emergency response capacity with €5.8 million
 - 02/12/2014 - Belgium has donated €5.8 million to support FAO activities that help protect agriculture-based livelihoods for food security and resilience in the face of natural disasters and human-induced crises. The donation to ...read more
Working together for a more resilient world
 - 19/08/2014 - 19 August marks the anniversary of the bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, in which 22 people lost their lives. In 2008, the UN General Assembly designated this ...read more
EU, FAO call for more efforts to combat cassava diseases
 - 16/09/2013 - The future of cassava, one of Africa’s most promising and climate-resilient crops, may be under threat if efforts to renew the fight against diseases affecting the plant are not renewed, ...read more
Managing cassava virus diseases in Africa
 - 22/08/2013 - Cassava production is under threat as two viruses are raging through the fields of small-scale farmers in East and Central Africa. The Regional Cassava Initiative, coordinated by FAO, helped build ...read more
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