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Ebola leaves hundreds of thousands facing hunger in three worst-hit countries
 - 17/12/2014 - The number of people facing food insecurity due to the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could top one million by March 2015 unless access to food is ...read more

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Recurring droughts highlight need to better manage water resources, safeguard food security
 - 27/08/2012 - Drought in some parts of the world has hurt global grain production and contributed to food price spikes virtually every other year since 2007, highlighting the need to transform the ...read more
Seeds and hope in the Sahel
 - 20/08/2012 - FAO assistance in Africa's Sahel region, struck by droughts in four of the past five years, is aimed at helping vulnerable people get through the current lean season and give ...read more
The potential of fishing in South Sudan
 - 14/08/2012 - A fisherman’s camp on the banks of the White Nile River in South Sudan. A group are returning home for lunch, after a few hours of work. It’s the peak ...read more
Nearly half of all children under five years in Lesotho are stunted, an indicator of chronic malnutrition
 - 11/08/2012 - Stunting is common in southern Africa. It is estimated that in Lesotho about 40% of children under the age of five are stunted. To improve the nutritional status of the ...read more
Three million Syrians need food, crops and livestock assistance
 - 02/08/2012 - Close to three million people are in need of food, crops and livestock assistance, according to a recent assessment carried out by the United Nations and the Syrian government. Of this ...read more
Academia has role in fight against hunger, says FAO Director-General
 - 30/07/2012 - Calls for partnership in essential areas of policy research and social inclusion - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva challenged academics to get involved in essential and politically important research into ...read more
New food and nutrition security strategy for lusophone countries
 - 20/07/2012 - FAO chief addresses summit of Portugese-speaking countries in Maputo - Portuguese-speaking countries have found the right approach to tackling the hunger problem - by a combined effort of governments, civil society ...read more
The Somalia famine - one year on
 - 20/07/2012 - The long road to drought resilience - Exactly a year ago today, the United Nations announced a state of famine in southern Somalia. The six-month crisis caused thousands of deaths and ...read more
South Sudan: The challenge of going home
 - 18/07/2012 - James Kon is one of a growing number of South Sudanese who are creating a crisis simply by going home. Born and raised in the South, he spent many years in ...read more
Livestock epidemic causing havoc in Democratic Republic of the Congo
 - 17/07/2012 - FAO acts to stop spread of disease that has killed 75 000 goats and threatens neighbouring countries - FAO is mobilizing emergency support for the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...read more