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FAO and UN agencies begin second phase of environmental project for refugees and host communities in Cox's Bazar
 - 18/09/2018 - Families living in the world's largest refugee camp this week received the first 2 500 stoves and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders that are part of a United Nations project ...read more

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Drought exacerbates situation for conflict-affected farmers in Afghanistan
 - 15/08/2018 - Afghanistan is experiencing one of the world’s most complex humanitarian emergencies. Ongoing conflict, natural disasters, internal displacement and cross-border movements continue to increase food insecurity. This year, farmers are also suffering ...read more
Cash continues to support conflict-affected Iraqis to recover post ISIL
 - 15/08/2018 - FAO’s cash-based programmes support smallholder farmers and other vulnerable people who are particularly exposed to the impacts of conflict, protracted crises, climate change, natural hazards and economic shocks. In Iraq FAO is supporting ...read more
FAO offers expertise to farmers at risk of Fall Armyworm in Asia
 - 14/08/2018 - Fall Armyworm could threaten the food security and livelihoods of millions of small-scale farmers in Asia as the invasive crop-eating pest is highly likely to spread further from India, with ...read more
Supporting efficient irrigation systems in the West Bank
 - 14/08/2018 - Contaminated water and quarrels with neighbours are a thing of the past for Hamed Rwasat, a farmer from An-Nassarieyh village in the West Bank. A Food and Agriculture Organization of the ...read more
New FAO Framework to bolster focus on food security and food systems to help sustain peace
 - 07/08/2018 - Civil wars and conflicts have increased markedly in the past decade, leading to the recent reverse of a steady trend towards reducing hunger. They take their heaviest toll on rural communities engaged ...read more
UN agencies boost capacities, strengthen partnerships to improve nutrition in northeastern Nigeria
 - 02/08/2018 - Humanitarian actors supporting conflict-affected communities in northeastern Nigeria recently completed a three-day workshop on improving coordination and accountability for enhanced nutrition among crisis-affected populations in the Region.  Supported by the Government of Nigeria, ...read more
FAO highlights underfunded crises where humanitarian support is urgently needed
 - 01/08/2018 - A new FAO report sounds the alarm on some of the world's most severely underfunded crises, which in the wake of new shocks require an urgent humanitarian response and emergency ...read more
Early action reduces impacts of 2017 drought in the Horn of Africa
 - 26/07/2018 - Intervening early in countries predicted to be hit by natural disasters can prevent threats from becoming humanitarian emergencies, or can mitigate their impacts, according to a new report released by ...read more
FAO and the Government of Indonesia target five markets to reduce risk of avian influenza
 - 23/07/2018 - Between 2005 and 2017, 200 human cases of avian influenza occurred in Indonesia, causing 168 fatalities (WHO). The Greater Jakarta Area recorded the highest number of cases, which could be due ...read more
Increasing capacity to prepare and manage plant pests and animal diseases in the West Bank and Gaza Strip
 - 13/07/2018 - The occurrence of transboundary plant pests and animal diseases poses grave socio-economic consequences as it affects food and nutrition security, human health, livelihoods, trade and economic development. In an effort ...read more