The world faces the largest food crises in 70 years.
Food security conditions in drought-hit Horn of Africa are alarming.
In the Lake Chad Basin ‒ Cameroon, Chad, the Niger and Nigeria ‒ the Boko Haram insurgency has led to unprecedented levels of population displacements.
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.
Saving livelihoods saves lives.
FAO is scaling up its emergency response to support Haitians affected by Hurricane Matthew.
The conflict in Yemen has escalated since March 2015, compounding an already severe protracted humanitarian crisis.
El Niño has extensive consequences on global weather and climate patterns.
Saving livelihoods saves lives.
FAO at the World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul.
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
Mid-year update. Enhancing food security and resilient livelihoods.
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
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
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 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
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
More than 14 million people were affected by the devastation brought on by super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The countries hardest hit by the tsunami in the Indian Ocean are India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Somalia.
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