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Global report on food crises 2018
Around 124 million people in 51 countries face Crisis food insecurity or worse.
Disease threats
Protecting people and animals from disease threats.
Saving livelihoods ­­­– 2017
FAO assisted crisis-hit populations in more than 50 countries.
FAO 2018 appeals
Saving lives through stronger, more resilient livelihoods in 2018.
2017 highlights
In 2017, conflicts, droughts, floods, mudslides, hurricanes, wildfires, animal and plant pests and diseases threatened food security across the globe.
Crisis in DRCongo
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is facing Africa’s most severe internal displacement crisis.
Fighting famine
The world faces the largest food crises in 70 years.
Syria crisis
Since March 2011, violence in Syria has claimed over 80 000 lives and injured countless civilians.
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.
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 severely affected the livelihoods of millions of vulnerable people.
Ebola outbreak in West Africa
The Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa has been the world’s largest Ebola outbreak recorded to date.
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.
Gaza crisis
Every man, woman and child of the Gaza Strip – nearly 1.8 million people – has been directly affected by the escalation in conflict and needs some form of humanitarian ...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 threatened the livelihoods of 13 million people in Madagascar, nine million of whom earned a living from agriculture.
CAP 2013
2013 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 world’s ...read more
Crisis in the Sahel
The combined threat of drought, high food prices, displacement and chronic poverty affected millions of people in 2012 across the Sahel Region.
Crisis in the Horn of Africa
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 input ...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.
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.
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.