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Rohingya refugee crisis
 - 16/11/2017 - More than 830 000 Rohingya refugees are sheltering in Bangladesh, having escaped violence and persecution in Myanmar. This includes more than 618 000 people, the vast majority women and children, ...read more

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Easing the impact of drought in Kenya
 - 25/10/2017 - Towards the end of 2016, Kenya was facing a growing threat of drought. Across the Horn of Africa, failure of the 2016 short rains (October–December) in the aftermath of recurrent ...read more
Farmers in former ISIL-held area receive animal vaccines and feed to save livestock
 - 23/10/2017 - FAO has launched an emergency animal health campaign across Iraq's Mosul area, which was recently retaken from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The campaign aims to ...read more
FAO support provides water sustainability for farmers while empowering women
 - 20/10/2017 - A Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) program in Yemen is helping farmers take advantage of dam water to improve sustainability and give women more opportunities to ...read more
Emergency support to herders affected by the regional crisis in the Lake Chad Basin
 - 19/10/2017 - In the Lake Chad Basin, the security crisis exacerbates the challenges faced by vulnerable farmers and herders, already affected by climate hazards over the past decade. Herders bear a heavy ...read more
Amid celebrations of World Food Day Yemen calls for greater international assistance to food security and malnutrition
 - 16/10/2017 - As countries around the globe celebrate World Food Day, millions of Yemenis continue to hope for greater international assistance to alleviate their food insecurity and malnutrition. Yemen currently suffers from ...read more
FAO programme in Yemen restocks animals and provides training benefitting thousands of IDPs
 - 13/10/2017 - Caught in Yemen’s two-year conflict are tens of thousands of families forced to migrate to other parts of the country only to be able to support themselves and their families ...read more
FAO and World Bank partner to improve food security and nutrition for 630 000 vulnerable Yemenis
 - 03/10/2017 - The World Bank and FAO have launched a $36 million project aimed at providing immediate assistance to over 630,000 poor and food-insecure people in Yemen - more than 30 percent ...read more
World hunger again on the rise driven by conflict and climate change
 - 15/09/2017 - After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a ...read more
FAO deploys experts and assistance to Irma-affected populations
 - 14/09/2017 - FAO has mobilized USD 300 000 from its Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities – Agricultural Inputs Response Capacity (SFERA-AIRC) – thanks to the financial contribution from the Government ...read more
Heads of UN food agencies call for greater investment in resilience in drought-hit Ethiopia
 - 05/09/2017 - Speaking at the conclusion of a four-day visit to Ethiopia, including to the drought-stricken Somali region, the heads of the United Nations food agencies made a joint call for greater investment ...read more