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As South Sudan conflict escalates, 4.6 million people at risk of severe food insecurity
 - 29/05/2015 - The ongoing conflict and related economic downturn in South Sudan has left 3.8 million people facing emergency and crisis levels of food insecurity, according to a new Integrated Food Security ...read more

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Emergency cattle vaccination campaign underway along Syria-Lebanon border
 - 09/04/2015 - Concerns over the spread of high impact transboundary animal diseases are mounting in Lebanon and neighbouring countries as some of the 1.5 million refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria have ...read more
Gathering weather data to provide early warning on climate
 - 07/04/2015 - Crop and livestock activities are extremely sensitive to climate and weather conditions. In South Sudan, over 90 percent of agricultural and livestock production depends on rainfall – which in turn ...read more
Countries pledge to wipe out sheep and goat plague globally
 - 02/04/2015 - High-level authorities from 15 countries pledged on Thursday to collaborate on a global plan to wipe out forever the devastating animal disease known as ‘Peste des petits ruminants' by 2030, ...read more
FAO and government team up to restore food security in northern Mali
 - 01/04/2015 - The government of Mali and FAO have launched the implementation phase of a $5 million project aimed at restoring the livelihoods of households affected by the armed conflicts and climate ...read more
Targeting total eradication of a devastating livestock disease
 - 31/03/2015 - The world can definitively stamp out a plague that devastates sheep and goats, freeing hundreds of millions of rural families from one of the major risks to their food security ...read more
Linking IDPs and host communities through nutrition voucher schemes
 - 31/03/2015 - In the early weeks of the South Sudan crisis last year, thousands of families crossed state borders from Jonglei to Nimule, Eastern Equatoria State to escape violence and fighting. Until ...read more
FAO appeals for $121 million to support livelihoods affected by Syria crisis
 - 30/03/2015 - Some $121 million are urgently needed to prevent further deterioration of the food security situation and the collapse of regional food chains amidst the ongoing crisis in Syria, which has ...read more
In Niger, a pilot seed security assessment allows evidence-based interventions in the seed sector
 - 26/03/2015 - The Government of Niger gives great priority to seed security in its National Policy Document (PSN) of 2012. The Policy foresees an emergency plan in the event of a declared ...read more
Madagascar’s Minister for Livestock: Locust plague affects those suffering chronic hunger
 - 25/03/2015 - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met with Madagascar’s Minister for Livestock, Anthèlme Ramparany, to discuss the progress in halting the locust plague that since 2012 has spread across ...read more
Liberia: “We will maintain the fight against Ebola”
 - 25/03/2015 - Jeffery Manwean lives in Sehyikimpa in Nimba County, Liberia. He lost eight members of his family and was unable to harvest his crops because of Ebola. “My second daughter visited ...read more