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Restoring the livelihoods and food supply of farming and fishing families in the Philippines
 - 26/04/2018 - In 2017, rural families in the Philippines struggled to regain their livelihoods after a succession of strong typhoons, drought and conflict decimated crops, farm animals and productive assets. Missing the ...read more

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$1.06 billion needed to fight back against hunger in 26 countries
 - 08/02/2018 - With conflict and climate-related shocks sending global hunger numbers marching back up after declining for decades, FAO is asking for $1.06 billion to save lives and livelihoods and address acute hunger in ...read more
Saving livelihoods saves lives
 - 08/02/2018 - The year 2017 witnessed hunger on a scale not seen in decades. The Global Report on Food Crises 2017 indicated that 108 million people were facing severe hunger by the ...read more
Enabling one million people facing severe hunger in northeastern Nigeria to grow their own food
 - 08/02/2018 - After receiving crop and vegetable seeds and fertilizer, 1 million people in northeastern Nigeria’s Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states produced enough food to last well into 2018. With FAO’s support, ...read more
Equipment to fight the spread of African swine fever delivered to Ukraine
 - 01/02/2018 - With the help of new equipment and training, the Ukrainian pork sector is taking further steps to enhance its monitoring and containment of African swine fever (ASF). In recent years, ...read more
Hunger in conflict zones continues to intensify
 - 29/01/2018 - Food insecurity in conflict-stricken countries continues to deteriorate, meaning humanitarian efforts to provide affected communities with food relief and livelihood support remain extremely critical, FAO and WFP have told the ...read more
Critical livestock health programme in South Sudan at risk without more support
 - 23/01/2018 - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is seeking $7.5 million to roll out a critically needed emergency livestock vaccination campaign in South Sudan. FAO aims to protect nearly 9 ...read more
Les agences de l’ONU lancent un appel d’urgence pour prévenir la famine dans le Kasaï (IN FRENCH)
 - 17/01/2018 - Dans un avertissement sévère, trois agences des Nations Unies - l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO), l'UNICEF et le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) - disent que le ...read more
Conflict causing spikes in food insecurity in the Near East and North Africa
 - 21/12/2017 - Conflict and protracted crises in a handful of countries in the Near East and North Africa are hamstringing efforts to eradicate hunger in the region by 2030, according to a ...read more
FAO and WFP upscale efforts to alleviate hunger in Greater Kasai
 - 20/12/2017 - Against a backdrop of intense human suffering, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are joining forces to mitigate some of the effects of conflict ...read more
Partnerships for global outbreak response stronger than ever
 - 19/12/2017 - The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) held its Global Meeting of Partners on 5-6 December in Geneva. The FAO Crisis Management Centre for Animal ...read more