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Early action reduces impacts of 2017 drought in the Horn of Africa
 - 26/07/2018 - Intervening early in countries predicted to be hit by natural disasters can prevent threats from becoming humanitarian emergencies, or can mitigate their impacts, according to a new report released by ...read more

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Boosting emergency drought response in Kenya
 - 02/08/2017 - FAO has mobilized US$500,000 from its Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities (SFERA)  response capacity – mainly supported by Belgium and Sweden – to tackle rising hunger in Kenya. Ongoing drought has ...read more
Pope Francis endorses FAO emergency response in Eastern Africa and hopes to motivate governments to support in solidarity
 - 21/07/2017 - In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis has symbolically donated €25,000 to FAO's efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa. Pope Francis said the funds are "a symbolic ...read more
Fall Armyworm outbreak in South Sudan
 - 18/07/2017 - An outbreak of fall armyworm has been reported by the Government of South Sudan in the Equatoria region including Magwi, Yei and Juba, Northern Bahr el Gazal and parts of ...read more
FAO issues alert over third consecutive failed rainy season worsening hunger in East Africa
 - 14/07/2017 - Poor rains across East Africa have worsened hunger and left crops scorched, pastures dry and thousands of livestock dead - according to an alert released today by the UN Food ...read more
Intensified efforts and investments needed to keep famine at bay
 - 06/07/2017 - Preventing famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen urgently requires intensified humanitarian support and further funding. That was the message of an event hosted by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization and World Food ...read more
FAO makes massive strides in famine prevention programme in Somalia
 - 06/06/2017 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is pushing forward with a massive campaign that has so far treated more than 12 million animals in less than ...read more
Ethiopia intensifies efforts to battle the Fall Armyworm
 - 30/05/2017 - In collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other development partners, the Government of Ethiopia has intensified efforts to protect major maize growing areas ...read more
As food crises deepen we must step up our efforts to prevent and tackle famine
 - 18/05/2017 - Governments, civic groups and businesses need to rally support for both immediate relief to people in countries at risk of famine and longer-term initiatives that will allow them to recover ...read more
UN food agencies call for swift action to prevent the spread of famine
 - 02/05/2017 - The leaders of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have called on the international community to urgently step up action to prevent ...read more
Multi-pronged approach – key for effectively defeating fall armyworm in Africa
 - 01/05/2017 - Tackling the menace of the tenacious fall armyworm pest and avoiding economic hardship for smallholders across Africa requires quick and coordinated action, a massive awareness campaign, scientific innovation and multi-institutional ...read more