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Rohingya refugee crisis
 - 16/11/2017 - More than 830 000 Rohingya refugees are sheltering in Bangladesh, having escaped violence and persecution in Myanmar. This includes more than 618 000 people, the vast majority women and children, ...read more

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Boosting emergency drought response in Kenya
 - 02/08/2017 - FAO has mobilized US$500,000 from its Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities (SFERA)  response capacity – mainly supported by Belgium and Sweden – to tackle rising hunger in Kenya. Ongoing drought has ...read more
Conflict-affected Iraqi rural families benefit from cash transfer mobile technology
 - 02/08/2017 - Many vulnerable rural families in Iraq can now benefit from a safer, more secure means of receiving income thanks to mobile money transfer technology adopted for the first time by FAO as ...read more
Pope Francis endorses FAO emergency response in Eastern Africa and hopes to motivate governments to support in solidarity
 - 21/07/2017 - In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis has symbolically donated €25,000 to FAO's efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa. Pope Francis said the funds are "a symbolic ...read more
Drought threatens food production in DPR Korea
 - 20/07/2017 - DPR Korea’s crop production for 2017, including staple rice, maize, potatoes and soybean, has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather conditions, threatening food security for a large part of ...read more
FAO joins panel of experts to share knowledge in tackling the Fall Armyworm threat in Africa
 - 19/07/2017 - An Experts’ meeting to discuss the Fall Armyworm (FAW) which is infesting maize and other crops across Africa is taking place in Accra, Ghana, to exchange current knowledge and best ...read more
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