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Belgium supports FAO to protect the livelihoods of people in southern Madagascar in response to the 2019 El Niño drought conditions
 - 04/06/2019 - Southern Madagascar is characterized by a semi-arid climate, and is regularly affected by periods of drought, along with drying winds and wind erosion. Here, vulnerable households’ livelihoods are precarious and ...read more

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Belgian-FAO support to El Niño-affected pastoralists in Somali Region of Ethiopia strengthens livestock-based livelihoods
 - 26/05/2016 - Livestock owners affected by the drought in Ethiopia are receiving critical livelihood recovery assistance thanks to Belgium’s USD 500 000 contribution to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United ...read more
Régions du Grand Sud de Madagascar : des interventions pour la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle des populations touchées par El Niño (in FRENCH)
 - 17/05/2016 - Suite à la situation de sècheresse déclarée dans la région de Grand Sud de Madagascar, la vulnérabilité de la population rurale a atteint un niveau alarmant. Un projet de relance ...read more
Urgent action needed to help Ethiopia’s farmers produce food in main cropping season
 - 29/04/2016 - With just six weeks left before the start of the main cropping season in Ethiopia, FAO is calling for urgent funding to help farmers sow their fields and prevent drought-hit ...read more
Investment in early warning – early actions reaps massive reward against El Niño flood threats
 - 26/04/2016 - By converting early warnings into fast, smart and well-targeted early actions, FAO Somalia has seen a huge benefit being delivered. Thousands of acres of cropland have been spared flooding, the ...read more
UN urges stronger, coordinated international response to address El Niño impacts
 - 23/03/2016 - The United Nations has called for a stronger response by governments, aid organizations and the private sector to address the devastating impact the El Niño climate event is having on the ...read more
Destocking operation provides drought-stricken pastoralists with much-needed food and income in Somali Region of Ethiopia
 - 14/03/2016 - In Somali Region of southeastern Ethiopia, the ongoing drought – the most severe in half a century due to the effects of El Niño – has caused critical feed and ...read more
Ethiopian farmers need urgent assistance to feed country caught in major drought
 - 07/03/2016 - Timely agricultural assistance for the upcoming rainy season is essential to help the drought-affected people of Ethiopia, as one of the strongest El Niño events on record continues to have ...read more
Southern Africa: urgent measures needed to address El Niño impact
 - 29/02/2016 - Countries in the Southern African Development Community need to urgently implement a set of agreed-upon measures  to mitigate the effects of El Nino. A strong El Niño has seen the ...read more
SADC to convene a meeting to prepare its response to the impact of El Niño
 - 24/02/2016 - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) secretariat will this week convene a two-day multi-sectoral stakeholder consultative meeting to develop a regional preparedness and response strategy to address the impacts of ...read more
FAO Resilience building projects pay off in El Niño affected communities
 - 18/02/2016 - FAO’s water and income diversification projects have become instrumental to tackle the negative impacts of El Niño induced drought for pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in the Afar Region of north ...read more
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