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FAO and UN agencies begin second phase of environmental project for refugees and host communities in Cox's Bazar
 - 18/09/2018 - Families living in the world's largest refugee camp this week received the first 2 500 stoves and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders that are part of a United Nations project ...read more

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Supporting vulnerable fruit producers after bushfires in the Syrian Arab Republic
 - 13/09/2018 - “It was devastating. All my trees were burned within the blink of an eye,” said Jassem Kafra, 45, an olive farmer from Lattakia governorate. Jassem is one of 4 000 ...read more
Global hunger continues to rise
 - 11/09/2018 - New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every nine people, according to The State ...read more
Goats help power the engine of recovery for women in northeastern Nigeria
 - 11/09/2018 - The Kanyi, a local name for Sahel breed of goat, admired for its delicate legs and striking hair often reddish brown, has long been the dominant breed among the women ...read more
East Africa sets out regional plan to fight Rift Valley fever
 - 10/09/2018 - Leading experts in animal health and public health from 11 countries developed a regional plan of action against the Rift Valley fever outbreak in East Africa at a high-level meeting ...read more
Countries reaffirm political will to globally eradicate peste des petits ruminants
 - 10/09/2018 - Over 45 countries today renewed their commitment to globally eradicate by 2030, peste des petits ruminants (PPR), a highly contagious and devastating disease responsible for the death of millions of ...read more
Effective water management in the Arab world is key to future growth and stability
 - 28/08/2018 - Water scarcity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region can either be a destabilizing factor or a motive that binds communities together, according to a new joint report ...read more
Risk of African swine fever spreading from China to other Asian countries
 - 28/08/2018 - The rapid onset of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China, and its detection in areas more than one thousand kilometres apart within the country, could mean the deadly pig virus ...read more
UN food agency chiefs pledge to redouble efforts to reduce poverty and hunger in the Sahel
 - 17/08/2018 - The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today pledged to increase ...read more
FAO staff speak – a personal account from the Syrian Arab Republic
 - 16/08/2018 - “I could not be with my family to comfort them and they couldn’t come to stay with me in Damascus because of transportation and security concerns. We were all stressed ...read more
FAO staff speak – a personal account from the West Bank and Gaza Strip
 - 16/08/2018 - “What motivates me is the strength and resilience of these communities in challenging times, and knowing that I am using my knowledge to help them increase their productivity and income ...read more
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