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Food insecurity in the Lake Chad basin
 - 23/06/2016 - Massive population displacements and insecurity in the Lake Chad basin are putting livelihoods and food security at high risk. In North East Nigeria alone, the impact of the conflict on ...read more

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FAO concludes its Earthquake Response Programme in Nepal
 - 23/06/2016 - FAO conducted the End of Project Performance Appraisal (EPPA) for its Earthquake Emergency Response Programme in Nepal after 13 months since its inception in May 2015. Local government partners – ...read more
Norway boosts support for crisis-affected farmers, fisherfolk and herders in South Sudan
 - 22/06/2016 - The Government of Norway and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have signed a new agreement worth USD 7 million aimed at enhancing the resilience of ...read more
Severe food insecurity widespread in Yemen
 - 21/06/2016 - Vast swathes of Yemen - 19 out of 22 governorates - are facing severe food insecurity according to a new joint assessment by the UN and partners, which warns that the ...read more
Nordic diplomats, FAO explore partnership opportunities in drought-affected Afar region, Ethiopia
 - 17/06/2016 - The belg (spring) rains have arrived in Ethiopia but the effects of more than two years of persistent dry spells and poor rainfall continue to threaten local livelihoods. Pastoralists, in ...read more
FAO Somalia SWALIM project internationally rewarded as 2016 WSIS prize champion
 - 10/06/2016 - Organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the WSIS prize recognizes innovative and successful efforts to harness Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in development work around the world. SWALIM’s breakthrough ...read more
FAO South Sudan strengthening natural resources
 - 09/06/2016 - Of all of South Sudan’s natural resources, forests are of particular significance to the country’s development trajectory. With an estimated 30% forest cover in the country, South Sudan’s forests harbor ...read more
UNHCR and FAO help vulnerable refugees and South Sudanese families strengthen their food security
 - 03/06/2016 - The UN Refugee Agency and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have distributed seeds and agricultural tools to 200 000 refugees and their host communities across ...read more
Ongoing conflicts and droughts exacerbate food needs
 - 02/06/2016 - Drought linked to El Niño and civil conflict have pushed the number of countries currently in need of external food assistance up to 37 from 34 in March, according to ...read more
FAO provides technical expertise in Post-Disaster Needs Assessment training
 - 01/06/2016 - For eight years FAO has supported Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNAs) at national, regional and subregional levels. Most recently, the Organization has provided technical expertise during a global 2014-2016 PDNA Roll-Out ...read more
Belgian-FAO support to El Niño-affected pastoralists in Somali Region of Ethiopia strengthens livestock-based livelihoods
 - 26/05/2016 - Livestock owners affected by the drought in Ethiopia are receiving critical livelihood recovery assistance thanks to Belgium’s USD 500 000 contribution to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United ...read more
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