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Crop losses in southern Madagascar mean severe hunger likely to persist into 2017
 - 27/10/2016 - The impact of severe El Niño-induced drought on crop production in southern Madagascar, where nearly 850 000 people are acutely food insecure, is likely to persist into 2017 and requires an ...read more

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Ongoing conflicts and droughts exacerbate food needs
 - 02/06/2016 - Drought linked to El Niño and civil conflict have pushed the number of countries currently in need of external food assistance up to 37 from 34 in March, according to ...read more
FAO provides technical expertise in Post-Disaster Needs Assessment training
 - 01/06/2016 - For eight years FAO has supported Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNAs) at national, regional and subregional levels. Most recently, the Organization has provided technical expertise during a global 2014-2016 PDNA Roll-Out ...read more
FAO-Belgium collaboration helps Fiji recover from Tropical Cyclone Winston
 - 29/05/2016 - Belgium’s USD 300 000 contribution to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO’s) emergency programme in Fiji is assisting more than 5 000 families (approximately 25 000 ...read more
Belgian-FAO support to El Niño-affected pastoralists in Somali Region of Ethiopia strengthens livestock-based livelihoods
 - 26/05/2016 - Livestock owners affected by the drought in Ethiopia are receiving critical livelihood recovery assistance thanks to Belgium’s USD 500 000 contribution to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United ...read more
FAO seeds increase the availability of fresh vegetables in conflict-hit Akobo
 - 26/05/2016 - The combined effects of long-term conflict and the economic crisis have left South Sudan facing large-scale market dysfunction. As a result, the availability of food – especially of fresh vegetables ...read more
UN agencies provide seeds, tools and food to break hunger cycle in the Central African Republic
 - 25/05/2016 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have begun providing seeds, hand tools and food to nearly 50,000 hungry farming families ...read more
Building resilience to enable vulnerable people cope with natural disasters and pandemic threats
 - 25/05/2016 - Building resilience is crucial to enable fragile communities, especially in rural areas, cope with the increasing frequency and magnitude of natural disasters and the growing threat of pandemic diseases, FAO ...read more
New Global Partnership for Preparedness launched
 - 24/05/2016 - A major new partnership to better prepare countries and communities for disasters is being launched today at the World Humanitarian Summit as a united response to a continuing rise in humanitarian ...read more
Agriculture sector key to protecting livelihoods, addressing conflict and climate change risks
 - 23/05/2016 - Agriculture, forestry and fisheries are central to ensuring food security and protecting livelihoods and play a key role in changing the way we manage risks and crises including natural disasters ...read more
A new paradigm for boosting the impact of humanitarian responses to food crises
 - 23/05/2016 - A new network to achieve joint global food-security assessments and joint responses to food crises, including those related to phenomena such as El Niño, was launched in Istanbul today by ...read more