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In Somalia some 855,000 people face acute food insecurity
 - 01/09/2015 - Widespread acute malnutrition persists across Somalia and large numbers of people will be acutely food insecure through December 2015, following below average cereal harvests in crop dependent areas; poor rainfall ...read more

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Sky-rocketing food prices in South Sudan are deepening food insecurity and raising new vulnerabilities
 - 02/07/2015 - A major food crisis has enveloped South Sudan and continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate. In the first half of 2015, the prices of basic food commodities consistently increased, ...read more
The fight against the Ebola virus continues at the human-animal-ecosystem interface (in FRENCH)
 - 30/06/2015 - L’épidémiosurveillance de la faune, potentiel réservoir de maladies zoonotiques telle que la Maladie à Virus Ebola (MVE) qui frappe la Guinée depuis décembre 2013, constitue un maillon essentiel du dispositif ...read more
Rural women’s groups in peacebuilding activities
 - 25/06/2015 - FAO’s integrated approach of reaching Ebola-hit farmers in Liberia’s Lofa County is bearing increased results not only in crop production, VSLA (village savings and loan associations) revitalization and education in ...read more
Two months before the end of the 2014/15 anti-locust campaign in Madagascar, objective almost reached (in FRENCH)
 - 24/06/2015 - Au cours de la réunion de restitution qui s’est tenue le 24 juin 2015 dans les locaux de la Représentation à Madagascar de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et ...read more
Ebola Outbreak: Guinea smallholders confident in the future (in FRENCH)
 - 23/06/2015 - A Gnoungouya, district de 450 habitants dont les moyens d’existence reposent sur l’agriculture, 18 personnes ont été contaminées par le virus Ebola et 9 en sont décédées. Outre ces pertes ...read more
West and Central Africa discussed coordination and synergies to contain Avian Influenza
 - 22/06/2015 - A two-day regional emergency consultation meeting held in Abuja, Nigeria, on 15 and 16 June 2015, discussed regional and national strategies and their implementation to improve regional coordination and synergies ...read more
More than $20 million urgently needed to help Nepal’s farmers recover from earthquake
 - 19/06/2015 - Some $20 million is urgently needed to support farmers in earthquake-hit Nepal resume agricultural activities and stave off the threat of prolonged food insecurity facing an estimated one million people, ...read more
FAO works side-by-side with community-based animal health workers to improve livestock health in South Sudan
 - 18/06/2015 - In the day of a community-based animal health worker (CBAHW) in South Sudan, you have to rise and shine before the cows do. CBAHWs are trained veterinarian service providers and ...read more
Survival kits provide lifeline to displaced in South Sudan
 - 16/06/2015 - United Nations agencies and Non-governmental Organizations in South Sudan have undertaken an emergency airlift operation to deliver survival kits, containing lifesaving supplies, to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in hard-to-reach areas ...read more
Rooting resilience through Farmer Field Schools in South Sudan
 - 16/06/2015 - With his hands full of tomatoes, Atiang Lual Yel took a break from his farm work to meet with a team from FAO South Sudan and the Swiss Agency for ...read more