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Iraq: kick-starting agriculture and livelihoods in retaken areas
 - 08/12/2016 - Ghanam Ibrahim’s shovel scrapes the concrete as he scoops up debris and tosses it onto a growing pile at the bottom of the canal, ready for removal by an excavator. ...read more

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Food insecurity in Juba deepens with countrywide repercussions
 - 21/07/2016 - The ongoing crisis in South Sudan is aggravating an already fragile socio‐economic context, in which many households are at risk of food insecurity and malnutrition both in rural and urban ...read more
New tool for managing the fuel needs of displaced populations
 - 21/07/2016 - A FAO-UNHCR handbook offers a new tool for helping displaced people access fuel for cooking food while reducing environmental damage and conflicts with local communities. At the end of 2015, ...read more
Seed distributions offer new hope to drought-affected farmers in Ethiopia
 - 18/07/2016 - In Dessie Zuria, Amhara Region, dozens of farming households assemble on a dusty Tuesday morning in the local square. Camels and donkeys are parked alongside a bajaj and an open-backed ...read more
Flare-up of violence in South Sudan raises spectre of hunger catastrophe
 - 16/07/2016 - Millions of people facing hunger in South Sudan will be driven to the brink of catastrophe if renewed flashes of violence derail the fragile peace process, FAO said today. The ...read more
As H5N1 spreads in West and Central Africa FAO calls for increased vigilance
 - 13/07/2016 - Countries across West and Central Africa are on alert as the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus H5N1 continues to spread across the region, with Cameroon becoming the latest African country ...read more
“Garden Wall” helps Fayze support her family
 - 12/07/2016 - “We, the women of the Bekaa, love being productive and cannot stay idle,” says Fayze, a Lebanese widow and mother of five who has recently initiated a “garden wall” at ...read more
Vulnerable families received critical inputs in time for planting season
 - 08/07/2016 - Since the start of 2016, FAO and its partners have distributed vital crop seeds and agricultural tools to more than 180 000 farming households in South Sudan – benefiting about ...read more
Food insecurity reaches extreme level in pockets of Nigeria’s Borno State
 - 07/07/2016 - Joint alert by FAO, Fewsnet, CILSS and WFP Conflict in northeast Nigeria has left a significant portion of the population without access to adequate food, water, and health services. The Nigerian ...read more
UN seeks to boost response to El Niño’s dire impact in Africa and Asia/Pacific, urges La Niña preparedness
 - 06/07/2016 - Combined efforts to prevent further human suffering, strengthen resilience and safeguard livelihoods in the wake of El Niño's devastating effects worldwide must be rapidly ramped-up by governments and the international ...read more
Responding to the El-Niño in Zimbabwe
 - 05/07/2016 - Southern Africa is currently in the grip of an intense drought driven by one of the strongest El Niño events recorded in the past 50 years. Across large swathes of ...read more