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Millions of Yemenis face food insecurity amidst escalating conflict
 - 15/04/2015 - Amidst escalating conflict at a crucial time in the country’s cropping season, almost 11 million people in Yemen are severely food insecure and millions more are at risk of not ...read more

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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
Fighting food insecurity, a way forward
 - 15/07/2012 - An estimated 70% of Lesotho’s population is dependent on rain-fed agriculture for their livelihoods, meaning that most people are vulnerable to climate change. This is made because only 9% of ...read more
EU contributes €5 million to help farmers maintain crop diversity
 - 21/06/2012 - Support under plant genetics treaty fund announced during Rio+20 - The European Union is contributing € 5 million (6.5 million dollars) towards the Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic ...read more