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Humanitarian Response Plan: food is the number one need
 - 05/12/2016 - Emphasizing the extent of the devastating tragedy in northeast Nigeria, today the United Nations launched an appeal for USD 1 billion to respond to the biggest humanitarian crisis in Africa. ...read more

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Linking nutrition to social protection
 - 22/09/2015 - FAO in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS), the Ministry of Social Development (MoS) and UNICEF facilitated training on nutrition, home gardening and social protection to ...read more
Typhoon-affected islands off the coast of Samar receive much-needed livestock support
 - 21/09/2015 - The island of Tubabao, off the coast of Guiuan in Eastern Samar was one of the first areas in the Philippines to be hit by super Typhoon Haiyan. While the ...read more
Third and last emergency locust campaign started in Madagascar (in FRENCH)
 - 18/09/2015 - Comme annoncé dès le lancement du Programme de réponse à l’invasion acridienne, en septembre 2013, trois campagnes successives intégralement menées sont indispensables pour venir à bout de l’invasion acridienne, déclarée ...read more
FAO-Belgium project protects food and income sources amidst conflict in Yemen
 - 17/09/2015 - Belgium’s USD 1 million contribution to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) emergency programme in Yemen will help more than 21 600 farming families preserve their ...read more
Flood victims in urgent need of assistance in Sierra Leone
 - 16/09/2015 - Over one thousand people that have been displaced by flooding in six villages of Bo District, South of Sierra Leone, are in urgent need of food, clothes, medicines and shelter ...read more
Helping women farmers resume food production after the Nepal earthquakes
 - 16/09/2015 - Mira Upreti kneels on the dirt floor in her hut, cooking food on a makeshift fireplace. The corrugated iron roof and walls, and the fire, make the air inside hot ...read more
Major crop losses in Central America due to El Niño
 - 14/09/2015 - Prolonged dry weather associated with the El Niño phenomenon has severely reduced this year’s cereal outputs in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, putting a large numbers of farmers ...read more
Severe food insecurity on the rise in Afghanistan
 - 10/09/2015 - The number of people in Afghanistan resorting to selling land or turning to friends or family for help because of food insecurity has doubled in the last year, according to ...read more
FAO supports Lesotho Government’s efforts to protect natural resources and food security
 - 09/09/2015 - Conservation agriculture is proven to be one of the best technologies and strategies to combat the negative effects of land degradation, which has led to a dramatic decline in agricultural ...read more
FAO continues its effort in building veterinary services capacity for emergency management
 - 04/09/2015 - The threat posed by the persistence of Transboundary Animal Diseases (TADs) and their consequences to a country’s economy and livelihoods leads FAO to continue its assistance to its member countries ...read more