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Surge in climate change-related disasters poses growing threat to food security
 - 26/11/2015 - Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate change have risen in frequency and severity over the last three decades, increasing the damage caused to the agricultural sectors of ...read more

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FAO-Belgium partnership supporting institutional and household resilience in the face of natural and man-made shocks in the Gaza Strip
 - 02/11/2015 - Belgium’s USD 475 000 contribution to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO) emergency programmes in the Gaza Strip is supporting a one-year emergency project to strengthen ...read more
El Niño: Drought already decimating the herds of Ethiopian pastoralists
 - 29/10/2015 - On 25 October, a FAO assessment team visited an internally displaced person camp not far from Dire Dawa in Ethiopia’s Somali Region to better understand how the El Niño-driven drought ...read more
Belgium supports FAO in protecting and improving farmers’ livelihoods in earthquake-hit Nepal
 - 28/10/2015 - Belgium’s USD 500 000 contribution to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) emergency programme in Nepal is helping the Government to support more than 114 000 ...read more
Six months after the Nepal earthquakes: FAO continues to support building the resilience of affected farmers
 - 25/10/2015 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) continues to support the government-led efforts to address food security and livelihood needs in the six districts most affected by the ...read more
UN calls for immediate access to conflict-affected areas to prevent catastrophe in South Sudan
 - 22/10/2015 - Three UN agencies today warned that extreme hunger is pushing people to the brink of a catastrophe in parts of South Sudan, as a new analysis found that 3.9 million ...read more
U.S. backs FAO efforts to combat animal disease threats with $87 million
 - 20/10/2015 - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is backing FAO's efforts to combat pandemic animal disease threats in Asia, Africa and the Middle East with an additional $87 million ...read more
Grim picture of destruction caused by Myanmar floods. Huge livestock and paddy losses
 - 20/10/2015 - Recent flooding in Myanmar had a devastating impact on agricultural livelihoods and food security, according to a joint Government-United Nations report released today. Nearly 470 000 hectares of rice paddy ...read more
UN Agencies respond to growing food insecurity in southern Africa
 - 19/10/2015 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are expanding their operations in response to growing food insecurity as a ...read more
Fourth wave of H7N9 avian influenza threatens livelihoods, public health
 - 16/10/2015 - Raising the alarm for poultry-related livelihoods and public health, FAO warned countries today that a fourth wave of avian influenza H7N9 has already begun. The novel A(H7N9) avian influenza virus ...read more
South Sudan: FAO air operation delivers agriculture aid to hard-to-access areas
 - 05/10/2015 - FAO’s rapid response operation in conflict-torn South Sudan has delivered livelihood assistance to 60,000 food-insecure households in hard-to-reach areas of northern Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile States, where food stocks ...read more