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Ten years after the Asian tsunami, the region is better prepared to cope with natural disasters
 - 22/12/2014 - Ten years after the world’s worst natural disaster in living memory roared across the shorelines of South and Southeast Asia, countries are better prepared to deal with tragedies like the ...read more

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Harvests in DPR Korea up for third year but chronic malnutrition persists
 - 28/11/2013 - FAO and WFP publish new assessment report - A nationwide assessment by two United Nations agencies shows an increase in staple food production in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ...read more
FAO warns of the risk of a double tragedy in the Philippines
 - 27/11/2013 - Additional $11 million needed to support typhoon-affected farmers to clear land, clean canals and ensure harvests for 2014 - Immediate assistance from the international community for Philippine farmers is critical to avoid ...read more
Farmers hit by Typhoon Haiyan need urgent assistance
 - 19/11/2013 - Regions most severely affected by the typhoon account for one-third of the total rice production in the country - Hundreds of thousands of farmers in the Philippines whose crops were destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan need ...read more
Puntland cyclone: 100 people feared dead, over 100,000 livestock lost say authorities
 - 12/11/2013 - Shortly after the devastating cyclone hit parts of northern Somalia, the extent of its impact is beginning to emerge with about 100 people feared dead and tens of thousands of ...read more
Severe damage to agriculture and fisheries after Typhoon Haiyan
 - 12/11/2013 - Livelihoods and food security at risk – FAO calls for $24 million for immediate interventions FAO is mobilizing support to the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which tore through ...read more
FAO launches vaccination campaigns against transboundary animal diseases in Lebanon
 - 07/11/2013 - Animal health services collapsed in Syria in June 2012. Livestock keepers fleeing the conflict in Syria are entering Lebanon with large numbers of unvaccinated sheep, goats and dairy cattle. Yusef ...read more
Emergency programme in Benin kick starts farm production after floods
 - 05/11/2013 - José Graziano da Silva’s visit to Benin includes launch of FAO programme to help communities rebuild after floods - FAO is supporting farming families in northern Benin who lost crops, ...read more
Sound water management key to building resilience in Africa’s Sahel
 - 31/10/2013 - Agricultural potential waiting to be unlocked – greater attention and investment needed - Sound water management holds the key to building resilience in Africa's Sahel and can free rural communities ...read more
Sustained EC and Swedish Funding Boosts Food Security Analysis in Somalia
 - 31/10/2013 - In a bid to continue guiding decision-making using life-saving food security information on Somalia, the European Commission (EC) has boosted the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) with € 4-million ...read more
Building communities in the Sahel that can weather shocks
 - 29/10/2013 - Right blend of policies and support to region’s pastoralists can prevent future crises The time has come to break the "vicious circle" of crises in Africa's Sahel by proactively building up ...read more