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Ten years after the Asian tsunami, the region is better prepared to cope with natural disasters
 - 22/12/2014 - Ten years after the world’s worst natural disaster in living memory roared across the shorelines of South and Southeast Asia, countries are better prepared to deal with tragedies like the ...read more

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North Korea faces serious cereal deficit
 - 16/11/2010 - About five million people living in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will continue to face food shortages despite a relatively good harvest and a slight increase in food ...read more
FAO distributes huge quantities of wheat seeds in Pakistan
 - 27/10/2010 - FAO has begun a large-scale distribution of wheat seeds in Pakistan that will benefit well over half a million farming families or nearly five million people. The distributions will mean that for ...read more
Tackling hunger in Nicaragua
 - 25/10/2010 - In an effort to stem rising rural poverty in Nicaragua, the European Union (EU) and FAO have joined the government in supporting organisations of small-scale farmers boost the productivity of ...read more
Campaign against deadly cattle plague ending
 - 14/10/2010 - An ambitious global effort that has brought rinderpest, a deadly cattle plague, to the brink of extinction is ending all field activities, paving the way for official eradication of the ...read more
United States donates USD 16 million to FAO for flood-hit Pakistan farmers
 - 23/09/2010 - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is to provide FAO with USD 16 million to support wheat planting, prevent further livestock losses and de-silt irrigation systems in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, ...read more
Haiti
 - 22/09/2010 - Food production in Haiti is slowly recovering but still remains significantly below the levels that existed prior to the January 2010 earthquake, according to the report of an FAO-WFP joint ...read more
FAO, IFAD, WFP to accelerate assistance to Pakistan flood victims
 - 15/09/2010 - The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), and the World Food Programme (WFP) are working together to address urgent  food security challenges in ...read more
925 million in chronic hunger worldwide
 - 14/09/2010 - FAO and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today said that the number of hungry people in the world remains unacceptably high despite expected recent gains that have pushed ...read more
Pakistan farmers need wheat seed fast
 - 01/09/2010 - FAO today called for more international funds to save the upcoming wheat planting season in Pakistan where floods covering land half the size of Italy have wiped out much of the country's ...read more
Millions of livestock dead or in danger in Pakistan
 - 20/08/2010 - Millions of livestock have been affected by the floods in Pakistan and are badly in need of food and medicine, FAO said today. Around 200 000 cows, sheep, buffalo, goats and donkeys ...read more