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Massive border-spanning campaign needed to combat locust upsurge in East Africa
 - 20/01/2020 - Desert Locust swarms in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia - already unprecedented in their size and destructive potential - could swell exponentially and spill over into more countries in East Africa ...read more

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Burkina Faso’s unprecedented humanitarian crisis calls for stronger international support
 - 21/10/2019 - Increased insecurity in Burkina Faso has resulted in a deepening and unprecedented humanitarian situation, forcing nearly half a million people from their homes. The number of internally displaced people has ...read more
Awok’s story: A South Sudanese refugee in Sudan
 - 21/10/2019 - Awok Kuel Ngong, a 41-year-old refugee, lives with her husband and three children on a farm in Sudan’s Ailiet locality. She was a victim of armed conflict. “We are originally ...read more
Shifting to more proactive drought response in Vietnam
 - 16/10/2019 - “That was an unusual drought that lasted for the longest time ever”, said Ms H’Vui who is one of the project beneficiaries, remembering the drought that occurred in 2015-2016. “We ...read more
Empowered Syrian women are paying it forward
 - 08/10/2019 - The crisis in Syria has left increasing numbers of women as the sole breadwinners and heads of their households. In rural areas, employment opportunities for women are limited. One way ...read more
A paradigm shift for conflict-affected rice producers in rural Borno
 - 04/10/2019 - The Jere Bowl is an irrigated land mass formed by the flow of the Ngadda River in Jere local government area (LGA), Borno State, in Nigeria. Susceptibility to flooding, resulting ...read more
Desert Locusts threaten agricultural production in Ethiopia
 - 03/10/2019 - The Federal Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA) have called for immediate action ...read more
Taking up the fight against rabies in Africa through training research
 - 28/09/2019 - Each year, rabies causes an estimated 74 000 human deaths worldwide. More than 95 percent of all deaths from human rabies occur in Asia and Africa, mainly in rural areas ...read more
Permanent representatives visit Turkey to observe FAO’s resilience best practices in support of Syrian refugees
 - 27/09/2019 - On 24 September 2019, seven Permanent Representatives to Rome-based United Nations agencies visited Syrian refugees taking part in FAO’s vocational training programme in Şanliurfa. The FAO delegation, comprised of representatives ...read more
Burkina Faso advances its multidisciplinary “One Health” system
 - 26/09/2019 - Intersectoral collaborations between the animal and human health sectors to combat zoonotic diseases have always been very difficult and complex. Recognizing the importance of a multidisciplinary One Health approach and ...read more
Kuwait contributes US$ 2 million to support FAO’s emergency programme in Yemen
 - 25/09/2019 - The Government of Kuwait has contributed US$ 2 million to boost FAO’s emergency agricultural interventions and improve food security and nutrition in Yemen. The Kuwaiti funding in support of FAO’s Humanitarian Response ...read more