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Facing famine
The world faces the largest food crises in 70 years.
Drought in the Horn of Africa
Food security conditions in drought-hit Horn of Africa are alarming.
Lake Chad Basin crisis
In the Lake Chad Basin ‒ Cameroon, Chad, the Niger and Nigeria ‒ the Boko Haram insurgency has led to unprecedented levels of population displacements.
South Sudan crisis
Over 2.3 million people have been displaced by violence in South Sudan since mid-December 2013, including around 643 828 people who are sheltering in neighbouring countries.
FAO 2017 appeal
Saving livelihoods saves lives.
Hurricane Matthew
FAO is scaling up its emergency response to support Haitians affected by Hurricane Matthew.
Yemen crisis
The conflict in Yemen has escalated since March 2015, compounding an already severe protracted humanitarian crisis.
El Niño and la Niña
El Niño has extensive consequences on global weather and climate patterns.
FAO 2016 appeal
Saving livelihoods saves lives.
FAO at the World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul.
Syria crisis
Since March 2011, violence in Syria has claimed over 80 000 lives and injured countless civilians. Around a quarter of the population has fled their homes, including 4.25 million people ...read more
FAO 2015 Appeal Mid-year update
Mid-year update. Enhancing food security and resilient livelihoods.
Nepal earthquakes
Two major earthquakes struck Western and Central Regions of Nepal on 25 April and 12 May. Millions of people are affected in a total of 39 districts, out of 75 ...read more
CAR crisis
The conflict in the Central African Republic is severely affecting the livelihoods of millions of vulnerable people, who require urgent international assistance. As of December 2013, an estimated 500 000 ...read more
Ebola outbreak in West Africa
The current Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa is the world’s largest Ebola outbreak recorded to date. The epidemic is severely affecting Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, resulting in ...read more
Tropical Cyclone Pam
Tropical Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu with devastating force on 13 March 2015. The Category 5 storm brought 250 km/hour winds, heavy rains and flooding that displaced thousands of people, flattened ...read more
Gaza crisis
Every man, woman and child of the Gaza Strip – nearly 1.8 million people – has been directly affected by the recent escalation in conflict and needs some form of ...read more
Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
More than 14 million people were affected by the devastation brought on by super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Madagascar Locust crisis
A locust plague is threatening the livelihoods of 13 million people in Madagascar, nine million of whom earn a living from agriculture. Locust infestations, if untreated, could wipe out food ...read more
CAP 2013
This year’s Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) draws attention to acute humanitarian needs in 16 countries, calling for financial support to help save the lives and livelihoods of some of the ...read more
Crisis in the Sahel
The combined threat of drought, high food prices, displacement and chronic poverty is affecting millions of people in 2012 across the Sahel Region. Food insecurity and malnutrition are recurrent in ...read more
Crisis in the Horn of Africa
Today’s food and nutrition security challenges in the Horn of Africa range from a deepening drought affecting nearly 12 million people and conflict to peace transitions, to rising staple and ...read more
Pakistan floods 2011
A year after the devastating monsoon floods of 2010, Pakistan has been hit once again with heavy rains and severe flooding. So far, over 5.2 million people have been affected, ...read more
Pakistan floods 2010
The 2010 floods in Pakistan were one of the most devastating natural disasters of our times – described as a slow motion tsunami. Beginning in late July, unexpectedly severe monsoon ...read more
Haiti earthquake 2010
On 12 January 2010, Haiti was hit by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake that devastated the country and caused massive loss of life. The earthquake was an unprecedented urban tragedy that had ...read more
Asian tsunami 2004
The countries hardest hit by the tsunami in the Indian Ocean are India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Somalia.
East and Central Africa
Each year, the countries of Eastern and Central Africa experience the highest number of natural and human-induced disasters in all of Africa. Droughts, floods, crop and livestock diseases, civil conflicts, ...read more
West Africa and Sahel Programme
Every year, countries of the West Africa and Sahel sub-region are adversely affected by natural disasters, such as droughts and floods, as well as transboundary animal diseases, economic crises and ...read more