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FAO Emergencies Director assesses the scale of the drought and response in Afar Region, Ethiopia
 - 11/10/2016 - In less than a year, Holo Molo has lost more than a third of his livestock. The father of 14 living in the chronically drought-prone woreda of Elidar, Afar Region ...read more

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The road to resilience is paved with good governance
 - 05/08/2016 - In Somalia, up to 931,000 people remain in "crisis" and 22,000 more in "emergency".  In total 4.7 million people, 38 percent of the population, are acutely food insecure and struggling to ...read more
Protracted conflicts causing alarming spikes in severe hunger
 - 29/07/2016 - Protracted conflicts affecting 17 countries have driven millions of people into severe food insecurity and are hindering global efforts to eradicate malnutrition, two UN agencies have warned in a report ...read more
Race against time in drought-ravaged Southern Africa to ensure 23 million people receive farming support
 - 28/07/2016 - With only a few weeks before land preparation begins for the next main cropping season, some 23 million people in Southern Africa urgently need support to produce enough food to ...read more
Forage production boosts the resilience of pastoralist communities in Ethiopia’s lowlands
 - 27/07/2016 - Ethiopia’s pastoral lowlands are bisected by a number of major river systems like the Awash River in Afar, which runs throughout the arid region. Awash and systems like the Wabe ...read more
Food insecurity in Juba deepens with countrywide repercussions
 - 21/07/2016 - The ongoing crisis in South Sudan is aggravating an already fragile socio‐economic context, in which many households are at risk of food insecurity and malnutrition both in rural and urban ...read more
New tool for managing the fuel needs of displaced populations
 - 21/07/2016 - A FAO-UNHCR handbook offers a new tool for helping displaced people access fuel for cooking food while reducing environmental damage and conflicts with local communities. At the end of 2015, ...read more
Seed distributions offer new hope to drought-affected farmers in Ethiopia
 - 18/07/2016 - In Dessie Zuria, Amhara Region, dozens of farming households assemble on a dusty Tuesday morning in the local square. Camels and donkeys are parked alongside a bajaj and an open-backed ...read more
Flare-up of violence in South Sudan raises spectre of hunger catastrophe
 - 16/07/2016 - Millions of people facing hunger in South Sudan will be driven to the brink of catastrophe if renewed flashes of violence derail the fragile peace process, FAO said today. The ...read more
As H5N1 spreads in West and Central Africa FAO calls for increased vigilance
 - 13/07/2016 - Countries across West and Central Africa are on alert as the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 continues to spread across the region, with Cameroon becoming the latest African country ...read more
“Garden Wall” helps Fayze support her family
 - 12/07/2016 - “We, the women of the Bekaa, love being productive and cannot stay idle,” says Fayze, a Lebanese widow and mother of five who has recently initiated a “garden wall” at ...read more