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Pope Francis endorses FAO emergency response in Eastern Africa and hopes to motivate governments to support in solidarity
 - 21/07/2017 - In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis has symbolically donated €25,000 to FAO's efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa. Pope Francis said the funds are "a symbolic ...read more

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Emergency seed distributions to combat hunger in northeastern Nigeria
 - 21/06/2017 - Seeds and fertilizer for more than one million people are being distributed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in northern Nigeria for the planting season that begins this month. It ...read more
Famine eases in South Sudan but concern remains high about spreading hunger
 - 21/06/2017 - Famine has eased in South Sudan after a significant scale up in the humanitarian response, according to new analysis released today. However, the situation remains dire across the country as the number ...read more
Restoring and providing alternative livelihoods in Iraq
 - 20/06/2017 - Thousands of vulnerable Iraqis and Syrian refugees will profit from new agricultural livelihoods ventures thanks to a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) project supporting families affected ...read more
Mobile vets help restore livelihoods in Haiti after the storm
 - 15/06/2017 - Since Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti in October last year, the number of people facing hunger and food insecurity in the most affected areas has steadily declined thanks to the enormous ...read more
New guide to prevent child labour in conflicts and disasters
 - 12/06/2017 - A new guide by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) urges child labour concerns be integrated in agriculture, food security and nutrition programs during crises and disasters, and was presented today ...read more
FAO-WFP report is an invaluable tool for the UN Security Council
 - 09/06/2017 - In a meeting with the United Nations Security Council President, Ambassador Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz of Bolivia, FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva has introduced an updated version of a joint ...read more
Cash Transfers and food security: FAO trains its staff and partners in Burkina Faso
 - 09/06/2017 - In response to the recurring shocks that often result in food and nutritional crises, cash transfer are becoming a key feature of FAO’s early recovery operations, as they can contribute ...read more
Food insecurity strains deepen amid civil conflict and drought
 - 08/06/2017 - Large agricultural harvests in some regions of the world are buoying global food supply conditions, but protracted fighting and unrest are increasing the ranks of the displaced and hungry elsewhere, ...read more
FAO makes massive strides in famine prevention programme in Somalia
 - 06/06/2017 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is pushing forward with a massive campaign that has so far treated more than 12 million animals in less than ...read more
Ethiopia intensifies efforts to battle the fall armyworm
 - 30/05/2017 - In collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other development partners, the Government of Ethiopia has intensified efforts to protect major maize growing areas ...read more