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Scale of acute hunger in the Democratic Republic of the Congo “staggering” FAO-WFP warn
 - 06/04/2021 - In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the food security situation remains dire with one in three people - a record high - suffering from acute hunger, two United ...read more

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Les agences de l’ONU lancent un appel d’urgence pour prévenir la famine dans le Kasaï (IN FRENCH)
 - 17/01/2018 - Dans un avertissement sévère, trois agences des Nations Unies - l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO), l'UNICEF et le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) - disent que le ...read more
FAO and WFP upscale efforts to alleviate hunger in Greater Kasai
 - 20/12/2017 - Against a backdrop of intense human suffering, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are joining forces to mitigate some of the effects of conflict ...read more
How SAFE access to energy can make a difference in refugees’ lives
 - 18/12/2017 - The number of people displaced by conflict, violence and disasters has risen to more than 65 million, compared with 37.5 million a decade ago. Many of the displaced live in ...read more
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
Breaking the impasse: Reducing protracted internal displacement as a collective outcome
 - 19/09/2017 - FAO and WFP co-hosted an event to present the findings of the report Breaking the impasse: Reducing protracted internal displacement as a collective outcome. This report was prepared by the ...read more
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
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