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Food crises continue to strike and acute hunger intensifies
 - 22/03/2018 - A new report out today sounds the alarm regarding surging levels of acute hunger. Some 124 million people in 51 countries were affected by acute food insecurity during 2017 — 11 ...read more

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Urgent assistance needed to prevent a catastrophe in Yemen as food crisis worsens
 - 10/02/2017 - The number of food insecure people in Yemen has risen by 3 million in seven months, with an estimated 17.1 million people now struggling to feed themselves, according to a ...read more
Revitalizing local trade in Abyei
 - 09/02/2017 - With Abyei’s farming, markets and distribution networks severely disrupted due to inter-communal conflict, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) strives to reactivate the local food economy dominated by ...read more
Risk of famine increasing in Somalia as almost 3 million people face crisis and emergency food insecurity
 - 02/02/2017 - The effects of drought continue to deepen across Somalia, where half the population – 6.2 million people – now face acute food insecurity. In particular, the population facing crisis or emergency (IPC Phases ...read more
FAO and WFP working together to build farmers’ resilience in Bahr el-Ghazal - South Sudan
 - 01/02/2017 - It’s 5 o’clock in the afternoon as the smouldering heat of the day begins to ease, and a determined, active woman named Abung Koch is bustling back and forth in ...read more
EU provides FAO with funds to address deteriorating food security situation in Yemen
 - 11/01/2017 - With 14 million people food insecure in strife-torn Yemen, the European Union (EU) has committed 12 million euros in support of FAO's efforts to tackle rising hunger. EU funds will ...read more
Returning to cropping brings great rewards in northeastern Nigeria
 - 22/12/2016 - In the vast agricultural spread of northeastern Nigeria, violence and disruption has put the food security and livelihoods of millions of people at high risk. In order to prevent a ...read more
Humanitarian Response Plan: food is the number one need
 - 05/12/2016 - Emphasizing the extent of the devastating tragedy in northeast Nigeria, today the United Nations launched an appeal for USD 1 billion to respond to the biggest humanitarian crisis in Africa. ...read more
Empowering women through strengthened livelihoods
 - 02/12/2016 - Women are on the front line of the agricultural system, providing major inputs to the cultivation, processing and marketing of produce. Failing to address the inequalities and discrimination that face ...read more
South Sudan: escalating food crisis in 2017
 - 07/11/2016 - An increasing number of South Sudanese will continue to face difficulty in meeting daily food needs in the coming months despite harvests, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has warned. ...read more
Northeast Nigeria: engaging internally displaced people in vegetable production
 - 22/09/2016 - In Northeast Nigeria, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities bear the brunt of the multiple impact of the current crisis. Most of displaced families have very limited resources to ...read more
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