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Rohingya refugee crisis
 - 16/11/2017 - More than 830 000 Rohingya refugees are sheltering in Bangladesh, having escaped violence and persecution in Myanmar. This includes more than 618 000 people, the vast majority women and children, ...read more

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Germany and FAO work together to fight hunger in northeastern Nigeria and Somalia
 - 16/11/2017 - With the main farming season coming to a close in northeastern Nigeria, over 66 000 people affected by conflict are harvesting food – many for the first time in three ...read more
FAO programme provides agricultural training and material to support Syrians
 - 14/11/2017 - Before the Syrian crisis started in 2011, agriculture was a major part of the country’s economy, employing nearly half the population. More often than not, it was also a family ...read more
New Zealand announces further support for livelihoods and resilience in the Philippines
 - 13/11/2017 - Rt Hon Winston Peters, Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand and Minister of Foreign Affairs announced that New Zealand has earmarked US$2.5 million to support agricultural development and food security ...read more
Donation from the Pope helps hungry families in South Sudan
 - 13/11/2017 - Hungry families in South Sudan will be able to make ends meet thanks to vegetable-growing kits funded by a donation from Pope Francis. The kits come as the food security ...read more
Netherlands provides $6 million to FAO to address severe hunger and build resilience in South Sudan
 - 13/11/2017 - The Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Geert Geut, and the Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in South Sudan, Serge Tissot, signed ...read more
Hunger remains widespread in South Sudan despite the start of the harvest season
 - 06/11/2017 - The current harvest season in South Sudan will not end the hunger crisis as conflict persists in most of the country and hyperinflation puts food out of reach for many, ...read more
Easing the impact of drought in Kenya – Mlongo’s story
 - 26/10/2017 - 46 year-old Mlongo Mwanyasi depends on her livestock – a livelihood and tradition inherited from her forefathers that she has kept going. Her animals’ health is critical for her economic ...read more
Easing the impact of drought in Kenya – Harrison’s story
 - 26/10/2017 - With three consecutive rains failed in his county, 51-year-old Harrison Kazungu Karisa became increasingly concerned. The poor rains resulted in drier conditions, reduced pasture and limited water resources. The beginning ...read more
Easing the impact of drought in Kenya – Alice’s story
 - 26/10/2017 - Kenya is currently experiencing one of the worst food security crises in recent years due to a prolonged drought. Back-to-back failed rainy seasons have eroded community resilience and compromised livelihoods. ...read more
Dominica’s food production requires immediate restoration after Hurricane Maria
 - 25/10/2017 - Dominica’s food production requires immediate restoration as a result of widespread devastation to agriculture and fisheries caused by Hurricane Maria last month. The country suffered the most damage from the powerful ...read more
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