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Pope Francis endorses FAO emergency response in Eastern Africa and hopes to motivate governments to support in solidarity
 - 21/07/2017 - In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis has symbolically donated €25,000 to FAO's efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa. Pope Francis said the funds are "a symbolic ...read more

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Drought threatens food production in DPR Korea
 - 20/07/2017 - DPR Korea’s crop production for 2017, including staple rice, maize, potatoes and soybean, has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather conditions, threatening food security for a large part of ...read more
FAO takes the lead in a comprehensive programme in response to the Fall Armyworm threat in Africa
 - 19/07/2017 - An Experts’ meeting to discuss the Fall Armyworm (FAW) which is infesting maize and other crops across Africa is taking place in Accra, Ghana, to exchange current knowledge and best ...read more
Fall Armyworm outbreak in South Sudan
 - 18/07/2017 - An outbreak of fall armyworm has been reported by the Government of South Sudan in the Equatoria region including Magwi, Yei and Juba, Northern Bahr el Gazal and parts of ...read more
Better rains give Syrians a glimpse of hope
 - 18/07/2017 - Food security in parts of Syria is slightly better than the same time last year due to an improved security situation and enhanced access to humanitarian assistance, but the overall ...read more
Animal health campaign in Syria improves food security of more than 230 000 people
 - 14/07/2017 - In strife-torn Syria, the food security and livelihoods situation of some 234 000 people has received a strong boost thanks to a recently completed animal health campaign led by the ...read more
FAO issues alert over third consecutive failed rainy season worsening hunger in East Africa
 - 14/07/2017 - Poor rains across East Africa have worsened hunger and left crops scorched, pastures dry and thousands of livestock dead - according to an alert released today by the UN Food ...read more
FAO Director-General warns 7 million people in Yemen are on the verge of famine
 - 12/07/2017 - The scale of the food crisis in conflict-ridden Yemen is staggering with 17 million people - two thirds of the population - severely food insecure and seven million of these on the ...read more
Restocking herds to rebuild lives and livelihoods in northeastern Nigeria
 - 12/07/2017 - To strengthen resilience of communities from the loss of livestock assets, FAO distributed 3600 goats to improve household nutrition and rebuild livelihood of vulnerable communities. Around 900 vulnerable women including ...read more
Intensified efforts and investments needed to keep famine at bay
 - 06/07/2017 - Preventing famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen urgently requires intensified humanitarian support and further funding. That was the message of an event hosted by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization and World Food ...read more
Extreme drought and floods threaten food security in Sri Lanka
 - 22/06/2017 - A severe drought followed by heavy rainfalls in Sri Lanka has hit large swaths of cropping areas, threatening the food security of some 900,000 people, according to a report published today by ...read more
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