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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

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Fall Armyworm outbreak in South Sudan
 - 18/07/2017 - An outbreak of fall armyworm has been reported by the Government of South Sudan in the Equatoria region including Magwi, Yei and Juba, Northern Bahr el Gazal and parts of ...read more
Better rains give Syrians a glimpse of hope
 - 18/07/2017 - Food security in parts of Syria is slightly better than the same time last year due to an improved security situation and enhanced access to humanitarian assistance, but the overall ...read more
Animal health campaign in Syria improves food security of more than 230 000 people
 - 14/07/2017 - In strife-torn Syria, the food security and livelihoods situation of some 234 000 people has received a strong boost thanks to a recently completed animal health campaign led by the ...read more
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