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West Africa needs to sustain market chains and trade of agricultural products despite disruptions caused by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak
 - 19/12/2014 - In addition to the health consequences in West Africa, the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak has also led to various economic and social disruptions in affected and neighbouring countries. The direct ...read more

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Food Crisis looms in Sudan regions
 - 05/10/2011 - FAO calls for urgent action, funds - Urgent action is needed to prevent a looming humanitarian and food crisis in two strife-affected regions on the border between Sudan and the ...read more
Building political momentum for famine-free Horn of Africa
 - 24/09/2011 - Diouf urges adequate and predictable funding for HoA region - FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf today called for “adequate and predictable” financial resources to resolve the crisis in the Horn of ...read more
Farmers in southern Pakistan face worse flooding than last year
 - 23/09/2011 - FAO seeks $18.9 million to prevent escalating losses in rural areas - Urgent donor support is needed to help farmers in southern Pakistan hit by rain and floods that are worse ...read more
Famine spreads further in Somalia
 - 05/09/2011 - FAO calls for stepped up response - FAO today called for increased efforts to stem the food crisis in the Horn of Africa as famine spread to a sixth area of Somalia, threatening  ...read more
Horn of Africa: Funding for agricultural recovery lagging, FAO warns
 - 25/08/2011 - Predictable, sustained support for rural economies and livelihoods needed to avoid future crises - As world governments met today in Ethiopia for an international pledging conference aimed at winning more aid ...read more
Meeting on Horn of Africa calls for tackling root causes of famine
 - 18/08/2011 - Food assistance to save lives today, support for agriculture and pastoralism to prevent repeat crises tomorrow - Governments, UN agencies and international organizations meeting in Rome today urged the international ...read more
Focus on concrete action on Horn of Africa
 - 11/08/2011 - High-level operational meeting called in Rome - Urgent and concrete measures intended to heighten the international response to the worsening crisis in the Horn of Africa will be the focus ...read more
As famine spreads action urgently needed
 - 05/08/2011 - Immediate support vital - As famine spread to three more areas of southern Somalia and threatened to engulf the whole of the country's south, FAO warned that immediate action is ...read more
Aid for East Africa, now and in the future
 - 29/07/2011 - Following the emergency meeting on the food and humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa held in Rome on 25 July at the request of the French Presidency of the ...read more
Pakistan floods - a year later
 - 27/07/2011 - The floods that struck Pakistan starting in July 2010 represented one of the most devastating natural disasters of our times, submerging almost one-fifth of the country - an area the ...read more