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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

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FAO issues alert over third consecutive failed rainy season worsening hunger in East Africa
 - 14/07/2017 - Poor rains across East Africa have worsened hunger and left crops scorched, pastures dry and thousands of livestock dead - according to an alert released today by the UN Food ...read more
FAO Director-General warns 7 million people in Yemen are on the verge of famine
 - 12/07/2017 - The scale of the food crisis in conflict-ridden Yemen is staggering with 17 million people - two thirds of the population - severely food insecure and seven million of these on the ...read more
Restocking herds to rebuild lives and livelihoods in northeastern Nigeria
 - 12/07/2017 - To strengthen resilience of communities from the loss of livestock assets, FAO distributed 3600 goats to improve household nutrition and rebuild livelihood of vulnerable communities. Around 900 vulnerable women including ...read more
Intensified efforts and investments needed to keep famine at bay
 - 06/07/2017 - Preventing famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen urgently requires intensified humanitarian support and further funding. That was the message of an event hosted by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization and World Food ...read more
Extreme drought and floods threaten food security in Sri Lanka
 - 22/06/2017 - A severe drought followed by heavy rainfalls in Sri Lanka has hit large swaths of cropping areas, threatening the food security of some 900,000 people, according to a report published today by ...read more
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